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Brett Lee launches Pedigree ADULT Senior in New Delhi

Mission Rabies arrived in Ranchi
Mission Rabies has an aim to eradicate rabies by vaccinating street dogs across India. In Ranchi, it was flagged off by Suresh Paswan, Urban Development Minister in presence of Sakshi Dhoni who has adopted a pup called Leah and advised people to give food and shelter to strays. Dr Suranjan Sarkar of Complete Dog Care, Ranchi took part
in the campaign. For more details, visit:
www.missionrabies.com

Conference at Agra
UP Small Animal Veterinary Association (UPSAVA) organised Vet Conference on 29th September 2013 at Agra. Focusing on Stem Cell Treatment, Ultrasonography, Anaesthesia Technique, Fracture Management and Cardiac Problems & Management, the conference was attended by veterinarians and leading companies, such as Pedigree, Intervet, Cell Pet, Provimi, Cure & Care Biotec, Companion Pets and Arden Grange, among others. The panel of speakers at the conference  comprised Dr Nagarajan, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai; Dr Shashi Vikram Singh, Lucknow; Dr Amarpal  and Dr Abhishek Saxena, India Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Bareilly; and Dr TK Galot, Bikaner Vet College.For further details, contact at: sanjeev.nehru@gmail.com or 9837022777.
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Brett Lee launches Pedigree ADULT Senior in New Delhi
Australian cricket ace Brett Lee, brand ambassador of Pedigree and a responsible pet parent, along with Ganesh Ramani, Demand Director, MARS International India Pvt Ltd recently launched Pedigree ADULT Senior in New Delhi. The launch event held at The Park hotel on 8th October 2013 saw Pet (Brett) Lee in his best avatar as he enthralled the crowd with cheerful Namaskar and Sat Sri Akaal. In his speech, Brett Lee shared his passion for animal throughout his growing up, and recently with his son he has added a new furry member (an adorable puppy) to his family. Ganesh remarked that pets make our world better and it is our endeavour to make the world better for our pets.
Dr Buvanendra Babu, Manager, Pet Nutrition & Health, MARS International India Pvt Ltd explained about the nutrition which helps in supporting dog’s senior life stage. He added that pets give us so much love and it is our duty to ensure their old age is ‘gold age’. The Pedigree ADULT Senior is for dogs who are seven years and above. This food leads to healthy and active senior life, strong immunity. It also improves digestibility as it contains superior prebiotics and looks after oral care. The event entailed interactions with channel partners, select pet parents and some media personnel. The forum was then opened to question-answer session conducted by Varun Tuli amid a lot of zest and enthusiasm as those who answered correct were rewarded a cricket ball duly signed by Brett Lee.

New flavours from Drools
Drools unpacks a new range of recipes/flavours as well as the packing in three different sizes with two variants (Adult and Puppy). DroolsUntitled-3 copy caters a line of dog food suitably designed as right choice for your pet.

New pet clinic & shop in Jaipur
Offering a complete combo of medical facilities, pet accessories, food items and more, Jaipur Pet Clinic & Pet Mart is now opened at Jawahar Nagar in Jaipur. Some specialties at this newly unveiled pet clinic include the facility of laser surgery and medicines of all kinds.For further details, contact Dr Amitosh Saxena at: 09772200837.

New pet clinic opening soon in Ahmedabad
Providing latest medical facilities using modern technologies and equipments, Dr Hiren Thakkar is now planning to open a pet clinic in Ahmedabad in January 2014. The clinic will be located at 148 Shiv Ganesh Bunglows, Near Sola Overbridge, Thaltej, Hebatpur Road, Ahmedabad-380059. For more details, write in at: hirenthakkar_21@yahoo.com or call at: 9227261188.

Free check-up camps
Cuddle Pet Shop & Clinic organised Pedigree Free General Health & Dental Check-up Camps at its clinics at Mulund and Powai in Mumbai. The free camps received overwhelming response. For further details, write to Dr Natasha Couto at: drnatasha23@gmail.com

‘Pooch Aqua Gym’
Bengaluru-based Pooch Holiday Home, one of the popular pet boarding destinations in the city, has recently opened a dedicated dog-friendly pool which is named as Pooch Aqua Gym. Log on to: www.facebook.com/poochaquagym or call Uma Ganesan at: 9986734843, 9916988553.

Royal Canin India organises Breeder Road Show
The marketing and local teams of Royal Canin India did a great job in gathering and accommodating 341 breeders from all over the country in three metros (Pune, Chennai and Delhi) during the Breeder Road Show. What made this event unique in India were the number of breeders per meeting. Dr Philippe Pierson from the East & South support team came to animate the three hour conferences.
To lay down the ‘knowledge foundations’ – as there is no breeding school or any kind of training in India – they chose to start with Reproduction. In line with this topic, Dr Pierson explained the nutritional answers of the Royal Canin Starter range. The marketing team organised a lucky draw with the names of all the breeders who purchased products and in each city, a lucky breeder won a trip to Bangkok for two people. The feedbacks from the breeders were very positive and they provided a lot of ideas of topics.
The winners of the lucky draw were: Pune Breeder Meeting Winners: 1st prize – trip for two to Bangkok: Shubhangi Kirankumar Digraje (Ichalkaranji), 2nd prize – RC foldable chair: Vrunda Bhagwat (Ratnagiri) and 3rd prize – RC sports bag: Mukund Joshi (Pune). Chennai Breeder Meeting Winners: 1st prize – trip for two to Bangkok: Manoj K (Kerala), 2nd prize – RC foldable chair: Saravana Kumar (Madurai) and 3rd prize – RC sports bag: TV Sridhar (Chennai). Delhi Breeder Meeting Winners: 1st prize – trip for two to Bangkok: Aseem (Punjab), 2nd prize – RC foldable chair: Chanderkant Anand (Delhi) and 3rd prize – RC sports bag: Mukesh Aswal (Delhi).

Pet Clinic, Bareilly celebrating Silver Jubilee year
Marking its 25 years of service, Bareilly-based Pet Clinic is now celebrating Silver Jubilee from 28th September 2013 to 28th September 2014. Special offers during the year-long celebration include Birthday Gifts on every Saturday, Free De-Worming and Free
Anti-Rabies Vaccination was administered on 28th September (World Rabies Day).
For further details, contact Dr Abhai Tilak at: 0581-2511605.

WFA successfully concludes Adoption Camp
World For All (WFA) came together with People for Animal (PFA) to host a unique Adoption Camp to help 35 little puppies and kittens find homes in Mumbai. Ruchi Nadkarni, president and co-founder of WFA said, “First of all, we must celebrate the 22 happy tails of success, thanks to the kind families who made their way to the venue to take home new family members.” To know more about this wonderful responsibility, log on to: https://www.facebook.com/worldforall or write in at:ruchinadkarni@worldforall.com

Adopting an adult dog

Adult dogs are available for adoption in many sizes, breeds and temperaments, and not every breed is right for every lifestyle. Think about your lifestyle, family size, the size and location of your home, and the time you are willing to spend with the dog. Accordingly, bring home happiness in the form of your four-legged buddy.

How do you choose the right dog for you?

First, take your time. We recommend asking friends or visiting a local vet, breeder or animal shelter to find out about different breeds, and which would best match your lifestyle.

It’s easy to fall in love at first sight, but you should spend time with a dog before adopting him. Look for a dog who is calm and has basic obedience training, and avoid aggressive dogs. Find out everything you can about the dog including:

  • Why is he available for adoption?
  • What is his temperament?
  • Does he have any behaviour problems?
  • l How is he with children, cats and other dogs?
  • Is he neutered?
  • Are his vaccinations up-to-date?
  • Does he have, or has he had, any illnesses?

Preparation time…

Once you have made the decision to adopt an adult dog, the key to successfully welcoming him into your home is preparation. Before bringing him home, select a veterinarian, buy all the toys and equipment you will need (such as collar and leash, bowls, brush and comb) and choose a nutritionally complete adult dog food.

Dog proof your home and upon bringing your new dog home immediately get him an identification tag. It’s also a good idea to take a photo of him. The photo may come in handy in case you need to make a “dog missing” poster – and this can happen to even the most diligent pet parents.

House rules…

Make sure everyone in the household knows what the house rules will be now that you’ve brought your dog home. For example, decide whether he will be allowed on the couch – and stick to your rules at all times. Your new adult dog will be happy for the chance to become part of your household, and giving him clear behaviour guidelines will help him understand what is expected of him so he can settle more easily into your home. Most dogs take about a month or so to feel comfortable in a new home – establishing and following a routine are the best ways to make this happen.

Advantages of adopting an adult dog…

  • Most adult dogs are already house-trained, know basic commands, and they tend to be calmer than puppies.
  • There is usually a variety of adult dogs available for adoption through shelters, breeders and private individuals.
  • A senior dog makes a great companion for an older adult because these dogs tend to be less active, and require less exercise than a younger dog.
  • Adult dogs will bond with you and your family just as easily as puppies.

Enjoy!

Welcoming an adult dog into your home may take a little time and patience, but it’s well worth it. If you are careful about choosing your dog, and follow these basic guidelines, he will make a great addition to your family for many years to come.