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Just Fur Fun | Nov Dec 2012

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write 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

All About My Buddy:

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Prince

My Name is: Paramjit Singh Dash
My Buddy’s Name is: Prince
My Buddy’s Breed is: German Shepherd
My Buddy’s Age is: Two years
My Buddy is: Male
My Buddy’s Colour is: Black & Tan
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats are: Ice cream and food prepared with chicken and mutton.
My Buddy’s First Love: My parents, particularly papa.
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: Playful, funny, naughty, intelligent and who always protects my father.
My Buddy’s Funniest Habit: When papa returns home from office, he takes a big ball and throws it towards Prince. Prince grabs the ball and starts running around the house like a fighter plane and keeps turning back to watch anyone is coming or not, he loves the chase and excitement. And when he hears a new kind of sound, he turns his head like a robot and makes a funny face, which is adorable.

BUDDY AND ME: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Playing and walking; spending time with each other.
What We Indulge on Sundays: We go on long walks, eating and sleeping.
What is the Best Trick I have Taught Him: To find out anything hidden; to catch a ball; to crawl; to protect us.

Ask the Expert.. Nov Dec 2012

Dr KG Umesh (MVSc, MSc (UK)) is a Postgraduate in Clinical Medicine. He is working for WALTHAM as Regional Associate for South Asia.

Q: My two male Persians get into ego hassles and start battling each other. How do we make them more cordial

ask the expert cats

Billu

to each other and if they get in an aggressive situation- how do we separate them?
– R Ramesh, Mysore

Dr KG Umesh: Cats are territorial creatures and they do like to go outdoors to establish a territory in relation to neighbouring cats. This is far more important for toms (male cats) than it is for queens (female cats). Tom cats may establish a territory which is 10 times larger than that of queens. The territory of a domestic cat will be centred on his own home-base and he will use smells, sounds, scratches and other marks to define the boundaries. The territory of a cat only remains fixed for as long as the cat dominates the area – if another cat arrives on the scene, there may be a confrontation, boundaries may have to be redrawn, and life goes on. Treatment for aggression between cats living in the same household requires separation when supervision is not possible. Treating intercat aggression takes time (sometimes months), so, patience is a necessity. The aggressor is banished to a less desirable location (for example, spare room) while the victim is allowed free range or access to favourite locations. The aggressor can be fitted with a harness or collar and bells, allowing both victim and pet parent to hear the aggressor at all times. At the first sign of aggression, the aggressor should be startled using the mildest stimulus necessary. The stimulus (for example, calling his name) used to startle the aggressor is meant to interrupt and distract but not to terrify the cat, as fear can increase aggression. Reintroduction is gradual and supervised at all times, with you vigilant during these sessions. It is also important to provide strictly indoor cats with a stimulating environment that includes playing and searching opportunities, hiding places, and high perched resting areas. Neutering and medications to controlling undesired behaviours are other options.

Ask the Expert.. Sep Oct 2012

Dr KG Umesh (MVSc, MSc (UK)) is a Postgraduate in Clinical Medicine. He is working for WALTHAM as Regional Associate for South Asia.

Q: My cat is extremely vocal when I put on my shoes to step out- he keeps following me and keeps a close contact. My family says after I leave, he sulks and hides in a corner – he sometimes eats very little too. How do I calm him?
– Karuna, Pune

Dr KG Umesh: Cats communicate in several different ways, using not only sounds but also posture and

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Paly

behaviour. Tactile communications include rubbing against others including people, grooming and nose touching which is used as greeting. Auditory communications include purring, which occurs primarily during contact with other individual. The trill or meow is used as greeting calls. As long as cats are given plenty of stimulation and space, they can live contented lives. Enrichment of the living space is particularly important to ensure the cat feels secure and avoids boredom. Environmental enrichment is a means of providing your cat with opportunities to express his normal range of behaviour when he lives in a physically limited environment. Allowing your cat interesting opportunities to play, ‘hunt’, feed and be friendly will help prevent problems which can arise from boredom in confined cats. Toys (particularly hanging or moving), feeding puzzles, making use of resting places at a range of heights and different locations and access to a view of the outdoors all help stimulate indoor cats. For example, cats love watching birds attracted to a feeding table outside a window! Food treats or toys left in cardboard boxes encourage cats to explore, hide and play. It’s important that cats kept exclusively indoors are given plenty of contact from their pet parents as this helps make up for less stimulation in other ways.

Just Fur Fun | Sep Oct 2012

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write 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

All About My Buddy:

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Aayushi and Jingle

My Name is: Aayushi Shah
My Buddy’s Name is: Jingle
My Buddy’s Breed is: Labrador Retriever
My Buddy’s Age is: Six months
My Buddy is: Female
My Buddy’s Colour is: Golden
My Buddy’s Favourite Treat are: Dentastix, ice cream and eggs
My Buddy’s First Love: My mom and me
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: She is very cute, understanding and adorable

BUDDY AND Me: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Playing hide & seek, football and watching TV
What We Indulge on Sundays: Going for a drive, playing and watching TV
What is the best trick I have taught her: Playing hide & seek.

Dogs and Pups, July Aug 2012 Issue

 

+   Editorial
+   Breed Profile
+   Educating your puppy
+   Play with Royal Canin!!!
+   Seasonal care
+   Health myths busted!
+   Pedigree
+   Training myths busted!
+   Grooming myths busted!
+   Breeding myths busted!
+   Paws and their stars
+   Picture Perfect
+   Inspiring Tails
+   Remembrance
+   Ask the Expert
+   Training secrets
+   Understanding fleas for better control
+   ‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet
+   Kick the ticks!
+   Preserving the genes
+   Book Review
+   Don’t abandon me please!
+   Events
+   PAW’-tales

Ask the Expert.. July Aug 2012

Dr KG Umesh (MVSc, MSc (UK)) is a Postgraduate in Clinical Medicine. He is working for WALTHAM as Regional Associate for South Asia.

Q: My five-year-old Persian cat is having hard stool; he sometimes passes stool after 2-3 days. We give him a mix of home and cat food (dry). Is he suffering from constipation?
– Hari, Vadodara

Dr KG Umesh: Constipation is a frequent sign of large intestine problem in cats. Constipation can result from simple causes like bone, hair ball, and lack of exercise or old age. Other causes include injury to pelvis or motility disorders, mega colon (dilated intestine) or problem with nerves controlling intestine. Administration of safe laxative is usually sufficient to take care of simple problems. However, if constipation continues and cat shows signs of pain or discomfort, then vet attention should be sought. Mix of home and dry manufactured food may not meet your cat’s requirements. Feed complete pet food from a reputed pet food manufacturer.

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‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet | July Aug 2012

I’m: Arpit BhatnagarWags for the wornderful vet

My pet’s name: Brat

My vet’s name: Dr Ashok Kumar

Veterinary clinic/hospital: Pet Care Clinic, Gurgaon

How I came across my vet: Through friends

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

How long have I been visiting my vet: Since two years

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Parvo associated with tick fever.

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: His excellent counseling and constant responsibility.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: His in-depth knowledge

A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Thanks for saving my child!


I’m: Srivatsa

My pet’s name: Tobey

My vet’s name: Dr Sampath Kumar

Veterinary clinic/hospital: Lake View Vet Clinic, Bengaluru

How I came across my vet: Referred by a friend.

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

How long have I been visiting my vet: Over the last five years.

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Stomach infection.

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: His accurate treatments.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: His vast experience in the field.

A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Thanks a lot doc for taking care of my doggie over the last five years.


I’m: Neelesh Vinay Sokey

My pet’s name: Barron

My vet’s name: Dr Hira Lal

Veterinary clinic/hospital: Shiv Shanker Vet Clinic, Ranchi

How I came across my vet: Because of his popularity in the neighbourhood.

Do I visit the vet for regular check-up or only in case of medical condition: Dr Lal visits my home in case of any medical requirement and vaccinations.

How long have I been visiting my vet: Two years.

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Very critical sore on Barron’s front leg.

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Treated the sore with proper medications and regular care.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: After couple of meetings, he became our family friend and now we meet almost every day.

A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Thank you Dr Hira for taking care of Barron. The commitment you show is excellent!


I’m: Kanupriya Agarwal

My pet’s name: Mischief

My vet’s name: Dr Ajay Sood

Veterinary clinic/hospital: Dog & Cat Clinic, New Delhi

How I came across my vet: I came to know about Dr Ajay through a TV programme.

Do I visit the vet for regular check-up or only in case of medical condition: Regularly.

How long have I been visiting my vet: Over the last one year.

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Very serious tick fever.

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: He really took dedicated responsibility to treat my dog as most of the time we needed him in odd hours.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: When Mischief got tick fever my vet guided me all along.

A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: You are an angel who saved my little angel. Thank you for everything from the depth of my heart!

Dogs & Pups, May June 2012 Issue

 

Ask the Expert.. May June 2012

Dr KG Umesh (MVSc, MSc (UK)) is a Postgraduate in Clinical Medicine. He is working for WALTHAM as Regional Associate for South Asia.

Q: I have a five years old cat (male) and want to get another three and a half months old kitten in. How should I introduce them and take care of both of them? Is it ok to adopt a female cat or should I look at adopting a male cat?
– Sudhakar, Gurgaon

Dr KG Umesh: Whatever your reasons to add another cat to the family, just be aware that bringing in a new cat is a huge change for an older cat – and unless you go about it the right way, it could create a lot of stress. When a new cat is introduced into the household, it is wise to let her familiarise herself with her surroundings before she meets any resident cats or other animals. Here are a few ways you can help make the process of introducing your older cat to a new cat less stressful: All you need to do is rub your new kitten with an old piece of your clothing, one that holds your smell. That way, your new kitten will already have something familiar about her and will be accepted more easily. Since your new kitten is still young, there shouldn’t be any major problems. The pecking order will immediately be determined by the difference in ages. In most cases, the kitten will follow the lead of the older cat, who’ll protect the new and vulnerable arrival. It’s slightly more tricky if an older kitten is being introduced to a younger one, since her more developed self-confidence can lead to minor fights. Tom cats may establish a territory which is ten times larger than that of queens. In this case, start by making much more fuss of the younger kitten and then let the two of them settle. While they get used to each other, make sure that they have separate food and water bowls, and their own sleeping places and litter trays. Feeding old cat first at meal times is a good trick. They’ll soon be completely content in each other’s company.

Just Fur Fun | July Aug 2012

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write injust for fun 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

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All About My Buddy:

Our Names are: Khushboo and Niyati Dave

Our Buddy’s Name is: Puchuk

Our Buddy’s Breed is: Labrador

Our Buddy’s Age is: Two years

Our Buddy is: Male

Our Buddy’s Colour is: Fawn

Our Buddy’s Favourite Treat is: Rice

Our Buddy’s First Love: Our mom!

Our Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: He is very loving and loves to be around our mom whole day.

BUDDY AND US: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: We play together and go for a walk every day.

What We Indulge on Sundays: We give him a bath, groom him, lie down together and watch TV.