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Dogs & Pups, Nov Dec 2011 Issue

Double your happiness!
White as snow!
Bundles of joy– Welcome
How the right diet can get life off to a good start…
Be prepared for whelping
Kids Korner
Comfy ‘n’ stylish winter dressing
Adopting an adult dog
It’s a pawsome world for all!
Paws and their stars
Little caretakers for the tailwaggers
Pawfect frame!
Picture Perfect
Steps towards being a responsible pet parent
Paws agony at puppy mills
Ask the expert
Events
‘Wags’ for the wonderful vet
Dog safety for kids
Canine mammary tumours
All about shampooing!
Pawfect family!
Why deworming is important?
Discovering obedience in your puppy
What goes inside your dog’s mind?
‘Paw’-tales

Just Fur Fun | Nov Dec 2011

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write in just for funyour poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

Just Fur Fun!

All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Soham Roy Choudhury
My Buddy’s Name is: Timmy
My Buddy’s Breed is: Golden Retriever
My Buddy’s Age is: Four Months
My Buddy is: Male
My Buddy’s Colour is: Fawn
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats: Jer High chicken sticks and vanilla ice cream
My Buddy’s First Love is: Who else me
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: He loves to chew anything and say ‘Hello’ by licking.
A Song Dedicated to My Buddy: ‘Be with you’ by Enrique Iglesias

BUDDY AND ME:
(Few of our favourite things)
List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Playing with his red chewy ball and rolling on the floor together.
What We Indulge on Sundays: We spend playing with each other and training on all Sunday.
What Is the Best Trick I Have Taught Him: To find my lost toys!

‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet | Nov Dec 2011

I am: Pramit Kumar Dash
My pet’s name: Prience
My vet’s name: Dr Sanjay Jain
Veterinary clinic/hospital: Dr Jain Clinic, BP Line, Rajpur Chungi, Agra Cantt, Agra
How I came across my vet: Through my dog breeder
Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Regular check-ups
How long I have been visiting my vet: 15 months
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: After his fist vaccination, Prience got high fever.
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Prience lost appetite and became very weak. He was admitted to Dr Jain Clinic for three days and recovered
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: His immense love for dogs and compassion towards them. Also I can call him any time
A thank you note for my vet: Dear Dr Jain, Prience and we all are really very fortunate to have you as an advisor and vet. Prience says wow wow to thank you from our heart…

 

I am: Suchandra Mallick
My pet’s name: Tanya
My vet’s name: Dr Bhavna Kalra
Veterinary clinic/hospital: Pet Clinic, Gurgaon
How I came across my vet: Via newspaper ads
Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Both regular check-ups and medical condition
How long I have been visiting my vet: Over the last eight years
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Epilepsy fit
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Immediate medication and personal support
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: She is always available and in all times…
A thank you note for my vet: I am indeed indebted to you for your kind help and ever willing support

 

I am: Hardik Dagar
My pet’s names: Roxy
My vet’s name: Dr Madan Dagar
Veterinary clinic/hospital: Dr Dagar Pet Clinic, Vijay Nagar, Alwar, Rajasthan
How I came across my vet: Dr Dagar is my father
Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: My dad regularly checks him
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Canine parvo virus
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: When my dog refused foods and constantly vomited, my dad detected it as a syndrome of canine parvo virus. He immediately took Roxy to his clinic, administered antibiotics
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He is very positive in nature and he is indeed a saviour of our pooches
A thank you note for my vet: I am really thankful to my father

 

I am: Prashant Sharma
My pet’s name: Sam
My vet’s name: Dr Kuldeep Singh
Veterinary clinic/hospital: Dr Kuldeep Clinic, Mohali
How I came across my vet: Through my friend circle
Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Regular check-ups
How long I have been visiting my vet: Eight months
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Sam has 20 nails. He underwent a surgery to remove two backside thumb nails
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He detects problems at first sight
A thank you note for my vet: We are really thankful to him for his support!

Ask the Expert.. | Nov Dec 2011

Q: How can we clean the ears of our dog? I saw my dad using hydrogen peroxide once, but he stopped using it as he said it may have some side effects on dogs.
– Mridhul Jain, Ludhiana

Dr KG Umesh: Knowledge of ear canal anatomy is helpful for cleaning. Cleaning ask the experttechniques generally focus on the external ear canal, which comprises vertical and horizontal canals. The canal is generally two cm in length and varies from five to ten mm in diameter, depending on breed and size. There are many components that make up ear cleansers, which can be classified according to how the chemicals perform in the ear canal: detergents, organic acids and alkalizers, etc. In addition, alcohol components are included in many products. Hydrogen peroxide must not be used for cleaning healthy ears. Ear cleaning products may also be used after swimming or bathing to prevent swimmer’s ear and are useful in a maintenance ear programme to keep infections from recurring. It is important that vet demonstrates the proper cleaning technique to you. You will be advised to fill the ear canals with a cleaner and massage the ears for at least one minute prior to letting the dog shake his head. The external ear canal is then gently wiped with a cotton ball (never use ear buds). The frequency of use of the ear cleaner will depend on the individual. Ask your vet for a suitable ear cleaner for your pet.

Q: We want to adopt a stray pup who lives outside our home. I need advice on how to take care of him.
– Medha Prakash, Mumbai

Dr KG Umesh: A crossbred or mongrel puppy can be very appealing but he may be something of a mystery in terms of adult size and temperament, especially if you can’t judge the parents. Changing homes and leaving his mother is stressful for a puppy. It could cause an upset stomach. If this happens, take him off solid food for two meals, and just give him small quantities of water to drink. Then, gradually introduce boiled rice and scrambled eggs over 24 hours, before you reintroduce his normal puppy food again. If, however, the diarrhoea or vomiting continues for more than 24 hours, or becomes more severe, phone your vet. Once your puppy has settled in, you’ll likely want to change his diet to reputed brands of puppy food. Make sure you replace the original food with the new puppy food gradually, over a period of three to five days. Make sure that he has a comfortable bed and placing a covered warm water bottle in the bed will help him as this will feel like snuggling up to his mum.

When you leave your pup home alone, your puppy may feel separation anxiety from you as well as from mum. Leaving a radio playing quietly or a soft light may also make him feel more settled. You could try putting a cloth or something else that smells of you in his bed too. Socialising your puppy is very important and a worthwhile investment into your and your puppy’s future, as you are laying the foundation for the dog’s behaviour later on in life, and prevention is much better than cure. It is essential that your puppy is fully comfortable to be with people and children, other pets, tolerating motorbikes and cars, TV and washing machine – to name just a few.

Puppies love to chew. Generally, they chew to entertain themselves, because they’re teething/love to explore your home or if they’re a little bored and want to expend some energy. Toys and chews not only help prevent chewing behaviour but also help to train him to become more confident and obedient pet. Ask your vet for suggestions on which ones are best for your breed of dog. Lastly, other activities such as exercise, training, grooming are as important as regular visits to the veterinarian. Deworming and vaccination are must.

Q: My four years old pug Rambo is on dog food. He has put on weight. How do I make him lose weight? He is still not house trained and he keeps jumping on people, sofas and bed. Please help.
– Shruti Mohan, Bangalore

Dr KG Umesh: If you feed your dog a prepared pet food, the label on the package will provide a guideline as to how much to feed daily. These recommendations are a guideline only and you should make adjustments according to your dog’s individual needs. Don’t forget to take into account the calories in treats and other tidbits he eats—they shouldn’t make up more than 10-15 percent of his daily calorie intake. Try to exercise your dog as much as he can. The more muscle he maintains, the more calories he’ll burn and less fat he’ll carry. Start keeping a record of your dog’s weight. If possible, weigh him once a week. Give him two to four small measured meals a day so you can regulate his portions. To keep him from begging for food, feed your dog before you have your own meals. Your vet may give you guidelines on exercise appropriate for your dog’s age and health as well as specific advice on how much he should be eating. He can also check for, and treat, any weight-related problems.

There is a possibility that the dog may be house soiling as there is an underlying medical or behavioural reason (submissive, territorial marking, stress or anxiety, etc) and these behaviour problems can be modified effectively by training.

Exercise your dog for at least 30 minutes of walking or playing before guest arrives and if the arrival of guests makes your dog excitable, give him a break in his crate or in a quiet room with a familiar doggie bed or blanket. Train your dog to sit quietly near the front door when the doorbell rings and finally start by earning your dog’s respect through obedience commands—such as sit, stay and down. Remember, dog training involves consistency and repetition, so stick with it and don’t give in.

Q: I have a five-year-old pet dog (Estrela Mountain Dog). Please guide for better nourishment, health care, etc.
– Suzie Carlos, Mumbai

Dr KG Umesh: Owning a dog is a big responsibility and giving your dog the best care and attention can help to improve the quality and length of your dog’s life. Feeding your dog a well balanced diet is clearly necessary to keep him fit and healthy, and there is a whole variety of different types of products to choose from, including diets designed for specific stages of life and foods which deliver additional health benefits. Other activities such as exercise, training, grooming and regular visits to the veterinarian are equally important to keep your dog happy and healthy. Maybe one of the most important aspects to ensure a happy relationship between you, your family and your dog is to ensure that your dog’s requirements can be matched by your lifestyle and environment.

Q: I have a male Rottie, who is two years and nine months. He has developed small bumps on the skin in the neck area. The bumps also itch- as he keeps scratching them, what could this be?
– Naveen Sharma, Surat

Dr KG Umesh: There are many reasons for itchy small bumps on your pet skin. Most often, it is caused by fleas or other parasites, infection or allergies. Get him examined by your vet ASAP before it worsens or spreads to entire body.

Dogs & Pups, Sep Oct 2011Issue

EDITORIAL
Paw-precious giftsBREED PROFILE
Belgian Shepherds: huge bundles of energyBREED PROFILE
The loyal ones!

Watch out for food allergies…

The Pug –
The Pug – A little bundle of fun…

Paw@care
Pawsome Festivities!

HEALTH
Yes! They are harmful

TRAINING
Chase no more!

Benefits of Mixing Dry and Wet feeding in pets

Angels together
Pooches your kid’s best tutor

FEATURE
Survival tactics for Alzheimer’s disease

National Training Centre For Dogs…

PICTURE PERFECT

PAWS and THEIR STARS

KIDS KORNER

Events

ASK THE EXPERT

FEATURE
Dine with your canine… in style

Grooming
Resolving the matt menace

‘WAGS’ FOR THE WONDERFUL VET

TRAINING
Dog training classes… for pettiquettes

FURtune runners!

Health
Surgery…don’t be afraid!

TIPS & TRICKS
7 ways to bond with your pooch

BEHAVIOUR
Lick, lick, lick stop the habit!

‘PAW’-tales

‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet | Sep Oct 2011

I am: Saurabh Singh
My pets’ names: Ady & Eva My vet’s name: Dr Dayal Veterinary clinic/hospital: Clinic, Ghaziabad
How I came across my vet: Reference through a friend.
Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Yes, specially for vaccination.
How long I have been visiting my vet: Since last six months
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: None yet
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Generally gives guidelines.
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: Friendly and good advice.
A thank you note for my vet: Keep doing good work, we need you.

 

I am: Shaji G
My pet’s name: Jimmy
My vet’s name: Dr Murthy
Veterinary clinic/hospital: CUPA, Bengaluru
How I came across my vet: When I visited CUPA shelter
Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: In case of medical condition.
How long I have been visiting my vet: Since one year.
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: My vet has guided me well in all issues.
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He is very supportive.
A thank you note for my vet: Thanks for your kind gesture and service towards animals.

 

I am: Jolin Luis
My pet’s name: Cherie
My vet’s name: Many vets at Hebbal Veterinary Hospital
Veterinary clinic/hospital: Hebbal Veterinary Hospital, Bengaluru
How I came across my vet: Through internet
Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Regularly
How long I have been visiting my vet: Over the last one year
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Skin allergy.
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Prescribing the right medication
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: Prescription works
A thank you note for my vet: ‘Thank You’

 

I am: Shilpa Chaudhary
My pet’s name: Shinchan
My vet’s name: Dr Ajay Sood
Veterinary clinic/hospital: Dogs and Cat Clinic, Delhi
How I came across my vet: Through a friend
Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Regular check-ups.
How long I have been visiting my vet: 7-8 years.
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: My pet suffered from tick fever.
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: First aid, regular medicines, home remedies.
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: Correct judgement of disease and first aid provided even on phone.
A thank you note for my vet: We all trust you blindly. Thank you also for your support and welfare activities!

Ask the Expert.. | Sep Oct 2011

Q: My one-year-old male Rottweiler has got a problem with his elbows on the front legs. Water like liquid fills in them. The veterinarian had pricked the water out with a thick syringe and put a medicine in but he is again suffering from the same problem. Do advice.
– Ketan Verma, Ludhiana

Dr KG Umesh: From your description, I assume that your pet may be having a condition ask the expertcalled hygroma. This is a non-painful, fluid-filled swelling under the skin that commonly develops on elbow joint. Generally they do not pose a problem for the dog unless infected. Periodical aspiration, inserting a drainage and surgical removal of hygroma are some of the treatment options. The hygroma in dog is believed to be caused by repeated trauma on the skin over a bony prominence, particularly in large/heavy breeds lying on hard surfaces. Therefore prevent further trauma on elbow by providing soft padding over the elbow and avoid hard surfaces. There are also commercial products (elbow caps) available for protecting the elbows and for dogs with hygromas. Ask your vet for the same.

Q: I have a three-year-old male Spitz dog. Can I keep another male dog of large breeds like Doberman, Boxer, Mastiff, Bulldog, etc?
– Rahul Chakraborty, Kolkata

Dr KG Umesh: It’s not impossible that the two male dogs would get along forever without problems but the relation you have with your Spitz dog is very special and bringing in another male does jeopardize it. It is likely that there will be some conflict between these two, they may go to war in six months, a year, two years, even several years later as they decide to try for a change in pack order. It’s just so much happier for the dog and safer for you when your dogs are of opposite sex.

Q: My Pug initially had red and subsequently blackish blisters all over his body and they keep spreading to the rest of the body. Please advice.
– Parag Goyal, Muzaffarnagar

Dr KG Umesh: Any chronic or recurrent skin problem in pets requires some investigations to find the underlying cause and appropriate treatment. Dogs with recurrent skin problems may develop secondary bacterial or yeast infections that need to be addressed before treating primary skin problem. Likewise, some skin diseases like atopy or hypothyroidism may require lifelong treatment. Please take him to a specialist vet ASAP.

Q: My pup after relieving himself keeps sniffing his poop and tries to eat it, to my horror, I somehow manage to pull him away. Please do advice – how do I deal with this problem.
– Niharika, Lucknow

Dr KG Umesh: Coprophagia, or eating of faeces, is very common in dogs, and is often seen in puppies. It is not dangerous to the dog’s health, but can be unpleasant habit to live with. Treating the problem can be simple and involves thinking ahead. Any faeces deposited in the garden should be removed as quickly as possible. A dietary imbalance or parasites can on occasions cause coprophagy. Make sure that your dog is receiving complete and balanced food and dewormed regularly. One method of training is to walk your dog on an extending lead and purposely direct him towards some stools. As soon as he stoops to try to eat faeces, pull the dog gently and effectively away and at the same time, unpleasant distracting noise such as “NO” should be sounded and immediately after this, make him ‘sit’ and praise for compliance with kind words and physical contact. The dog should not be punished as he will not associate the punishment with the action. This type of exposure should be repeated several times. We suggest professional training if it is associated with behavioural problem. Some advise products containing (or spraying) pepper or mustard on faeces and are ethically questionable. Feeding a slice of pineapple or peppermint oil may work in some dogs.

Q: My six-month-old Alsatian puppy King had indigestion and vomited the food- after which he ran to our garden and started eating grass and plants. Do let me know if this is normal.
– R Seth, Ghaziabad

Dr KG Umesh: It is not uncommon for dogs to eat grass and is generally un-harmful to the dog providing the grass has not been chemically treated. Some suggest dogs do this to relieve an excess of digestive juices that accumulate in the stomach when it is empty. Some dogs will graze on fine grass and may even digest it to provide roughage in the diet. It is important that dog’s main diet is nutritionally balanced and the correct amount of food is being fed for the dog’s life stage. If he is on dog food, all he needs is only water. If the grass eating is accompanied by prolonged or persistent vomiting, and particularly if the vomits contain blood, veterinary advice should be sought.

Just Fur Fun | Sep Oct 2011

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do writejust for fun in your poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

Just Fur Fun! All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Tanya Jojy
My Buddy’s Name is: Cleo
My Buddy’s Breed is Labrador Retriever
My Buddy’s Age is One year and two months.
My Buddy is: Male
My Buddy’s Colour is: Fawn
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats: Buttermilk, choosticks and biscuits.
My Buddy’s Funniest Habit: Running around all the kids in my society (residential colony).
My Buddy’s First Love is: Me , as I love him the most.
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: I hate dog hostels and will protect my big sister always!
BUDDY AND ME: (Few of our favourite things)
List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Playing catch, hide & seek and ball with all the kids in the society.
What We Indulge on Sundays: Long walks, sleeping, playing and eating.
What Is the Best Trick I Have Taught Him: Fetch and to give a shake hand to all the guests who come to our house.

Dogs & Pups, July August 2011 Issue

Editorial

Sparkling seven!

Breed Profile

Greater Swiss Mountain Dog loving all the way!

Happy, jovial and loving – a Greater Swiss Mountain Dog (GSMD) craves attention and human company. But, this is not the breed for everyone as they need a master with strong leadership skills. If you have the skills to handle him, bingo…you have an ideal family pet.

Lovable Labs!

One of the most popular dog breeds, Labrador Retrievers not only make excellent companions but are also popular as working and assistance dogs.

Play with Royal Canin
How well do you know your puppy?

Behaviour

Mind your manners!

Don’t blame your dog if he is not behaving right…his behaviour problems can stem from the environment he has been reared in, his socialisation and may be even because of your behaviour with him.

Grooming

Precious paw care…

Just like our feet need care, our dog’s paws also need to be clean and well. Paws can get cut, scratched, ticks, etc and have foreign objects embedded in them. Here’s how to keep a check…

Angels Together

Rainy Day activities for kids and dogs

“It’s raining, it’s pouring, everything is boring!” Rainy days with stir-crazy kids and dogs can try your sanity. When your kids wail that there’s nothing fun to do, have them try some of these simple games with the family dog.

Is salt really bad for dogs?

Health

Thyroid problems
– Canines get affected too!


Sparkling colourful Seven!

Seven is the basis of several auspicious occasions and things in the world. Be it the wonders of the world; continents; colours in the rainbow; days in a week or basic musical notes. Woof! Seven is surely a great number and as we turn seven this month, we decided to share the positive powers of seven with all our proud pet parents.

Seven ways to make the most of your vet visit

Picture Perfect


FAQs on Osteoarthritis in dogs

Osteoarthritis is a chronic, progressive, degenerative and painful joint disease in dogs. Here are a few FAQs on the same.

Grooming

Shine even when it pours…

Monsoon is a time to enjoy with your doggies. Unlike summers where it’s too hot or the winters where it gets too cold, the rainy season is one of the most enjoyable times for pet parents to spend with their dogs outdoor as long as some rules are followed.

Ask the Experts..

 

Paws and their stars

Be it bold ‘Khallas’ girl, petite Rajjo of Pinjar or smart Anita of ‘Don – The Chase Begins Again’… we loved Isha Koppikar in all her cameo roles. We saw her act…we love her dance…we like her style…what next. Yep! It’s her great compassion for our furry four-legged friends. Now let’s focus on her dog love only… so all tails up for Isha – a proud pet parent…woof!

Angels Together

A puppy party for kid-friendly dogs

Hosting a puppy party is a great way to help your new puppy begin enjoying and feeling at ease around kids. Puppies under five months old can learn a lot in an easy 30-minute play date. Here are a few tips.

‘Paw’-Tales

Remembrance

My friend, my mentor… I will always love you!

‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet

Extraordinary pooches

Therapy

Swim for cure

Did you ever think that water can have a calming, soothing and therapeutic effect on your canine? Hydrotherapy for canines is gaining popularity not just for health benefits, but also for emotional and spiritual gains. Here’s more on this amazing therapy.

Grooming

Pawsitive grooming

The importance of grooming is well known to keep your pooch good looking and healthy. But not all pooches would take to grooming sessions positively. Here’s how to keep the stress out.

Kids Korner

 

Events

‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet | June July 2011

I am: Abhishek DasguptaMy pet’s name: Pluto (Retriever male) & Liza (Retriever female)

My vet’s name: Dr Pritam Sarkar

Veterinary clinic: Agartala Government Veterinary Clinic, Agartala, Tripura

How I came across my vet: Recommended by a friend

Do I visit the vet for regular checkups or only in case of medical condition: Regular check-ups.

How often is my pet taken for checkups: Biweekly

How long I have been visiting my vet: Since last eight months

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Pluto swallowed mosquito repellent coils when he was two months old.

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: My vet, on getting my phone call at 6 am, immediately arranged for antidote though it was raining heavily.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He has a strong attachment with my pets and makes occasional visits to my house to enquire about their health.

A thank you note for my vet: I would thank him from the bottom of my heart for the care and devotion for my pets.

 

I am: Tanuja MMy pet’s name: ZAC

My vet’s name: Dr S Suresh

Veterinary clinic: Barking Fine, Anna Nagar, Chennai

How I came across my vet: Through a friend

Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Regular check-ups

How often is my pet taken for check-ups: Once in two months

How long I have been visiting my vet: From the day ZAC came home.

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Hip dysplasia

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: He explained the condition and referred to an orthologist Dr S Ayappan. ZAC was operated at the age of six months. He is doing very well now.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: His ability to handle the situation correctly and treating the animals patiently.

A thank you note for my vet: We are very much thankful to Dr Suresh and Dr Ayappan. We are happy that ZAC is relieved of pain and now he is playing happily.

 

I am: Aditi PandeyMy pet’s name: Zany

My vet’s name: Dr Anuj Agarwal, Veterinary clinic / hospit al: Rampur Road, Haldwani, Uttrakhand

How I came across my vet: Through a friend.

Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Regular check ups

How often is my pet taken for check-ups: Once in two weeks

How long I have been visiting my vet: From the day Zany came home

Toughest medical challe nge faced by me and my pet: Hip dysplasia

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: He explained the condition and referred to an orthologist Dr Anuj Agarwal. Zany was operated at the age of five months. He is doing much well now.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: To handle the situation correctly and treat the pet patiently. A thank you note for my vet: We are very thankful to Dr Anuj Agarwal. We are happy that Zany is relieved of pain and now he is playing happily.

 

I am: Pramit Kumar DashMy pet’s name: Prince

My vet’s name: Dr Sanjay Jain

Veterinary clinic/hospital: Dr Jain Clinic, Agra Cantt, UP.

How I came across my vet: Through my dog breeder

Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Regular check-ups

How often is my pet taken for check-ups: Monthly

How long I have been visiting my vet: Since last 15 months

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: When my dog took his first vaccine, he was suffering from fever; he did not eat anything and was unable to open his eyes.

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: I called him at odd hours and he was there to help.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He loves dogs immensely and treats them like a newborn baby. When he is doing regular check-up, my dog can’t misbehave in front of him. He has different attraction in his eyes and his treatment.

A thank you note for my vet: We all are really very fortunate to have you as a family friend, advisor and vet. From the bottom of our heart, we would thank you….bow wow!