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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!

‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet | May June 2012

  • I’m: Pramit Kumar Dash
  • My pet’s name: Prince
  • My vet’s name: Dr Sanjay Jain
  • Veterinary clinic/hospital: Dr Jain Clinic, Agra Cantt, Agra
  • How I came across my vet: Through my dog breeder.
  • 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 last six months
  • Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: When Prince was taken for his first vaccination, he was suffering from high fever, unable to wake-up and unable to eat for 2-3 days.
  • Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: We can call up Dr Jain at any odd hours, he will always be there.
  • A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: His immense love for dogs. He treats Prince like newborn baby when he checks him up. Doggies don’t misbehave in front of Dr Jain as he has different attraction in his eyes and treatment.
  • A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Dear Dr Jain, Prince and we all are really very fortunate to have you as a family friend and vet. From the bottom of our hearts, we would thank you, ‘Bow-Bow’ ‘Wow-Wow’– Prince!

 


  • I’m: Pooja NairWags for the wornderful vet
  • My pet’s name: Leo
  • My vet’s name: Dr Vikas Sharma
  • Veterinary clinic/hospital: Dr Vikas Sharma Clinic, Moti Bagh, New Delhi
  • How I came across my vet: Through internet
  • 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 last two years
  • Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Check-up for one testicle
  • Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: He provides good references of surgeons
  • A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He always makes things easy
  • A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: ‘You are really good’…

 


  • I’m: Utsa De
  • My pet’s name: Marshmellow
  • My vet’s name: Dr Munmun De
  • Veterinary clinic/hospital: Pet Care, Kolkata
  • How I came across my vet: It was through my friend’s father
  • 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 the day I got my puppy
  • Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: She (Dr Munmun) had come with me to choose the puppy.
  • Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: She helped me chose the best pup
  • A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: She’s my best friend.
  • A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Love you Doc!

 


  • I’m: Ranjeeta Nath Ghai
  • My pet’s name: JW
  • My vet’s name: Dr Ravi Dutt Mishra
  • Veterinary clinic/hospital: Pet Care & Kennels, Hyderabad
  • How I came across my vet: Through a dog lover
  • 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: Over the last three years
  • Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: When I lost ‘Whisky’, my adorable female dog
  • Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: He helped me bring up a two days old pup with proper guidance and medical back-up
  • A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He treats each dog as an individual, not as an animal!
  • A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: You are the best I could ever find, keep it up Doc!

Wags can tag along…

Are you relocating to another country? Are you worried who will take care of your pooch? Can you take your pooch along? The good news is yes…you can take your pooch along. There are professional companies which help you to relocate safely with your pooch. Here’s more info on Pet Travel, which offers pet travel services to more than 70 countries across the world.

There were times when we found our clients struggling to find a way to carry their important family member with them, that is, their pet child. Within India, most families travel by road with their pet. However, the same is not possible when you relocate to another country, particularly with so many complex rules and regulations in place. Safety and proper handling of the pet in transit has been another worry for the relocating families. When many of our clients requested us to handle this worry for them, we prepared ourselves to take up this challenge and in 2008, we launched this service for our clients, says Sanjay Goel, chairman, Pet Travel which is engaged in quality relocation of families and corporates within India and abroad.

Helping pet parents relocate…

“We have handled over 100 pets since we started our operations. Besides, we have also relocated pets from250x318-images-stories-issue-may12-014 one country to another without bringing them to India. We have handled many species of dogs and cats, however most popular breed is Labrador among dogs and Persian among cats,” he adds proudly. “God has been kind to us till now and we have not had an unhappy customer so far. Though we do have to face client anxiety which is normal as most of the clients are relocating their pets for the first time and they have scores of questions. Based on their queries, we have prepared FAQs which usually answer most of their queries. However, there is always a dedicated Pet Travel Advisor available at hand for them,” adds Sanjay as a matter of fact.

The process…

Normally, the pet relocation process starts almost three months before the actual travel takes place. It starts with medical examination of the pet for her fitness and then for diseases, if any. “All documentation is readied so that pet is not stranded in transit. All quarantine formalities are completed in advance. Then, IATA approved Travel Crate of right size is selected for comfortable travel of the pet and proper co-ordination is maintained with airlines and customs at both ends to eradicate chances of discomfort to the pet or her pet parent. There are almost 40 activities that take place prior to export of pet and almost 27 activities that take place prior to import of pet,” tells Sanjay.

Services – far and wide…

“We are members of International Pet Animal Transport Association (IPATA), the global association for pet shipping experts and Animal Transport Association (ATA), the association which promotes uniform and effective international regulations and humane handling of live animals. Besides sharing latest developments, changes in rules and regulations and expertise in animal transportation, these associations have presence in over 70 countries with more than 350 members. As such, there are very few countries in the world which we cannot serve. Lastly, as members of these associations, we are governed by the live animal handling protocols of these associations. This also ensures that our work standards are at par with the best in the world and no compromise in service can take place at any level at our end,” adds Sanjay.

The future plans…

“We have noticed that very few people are aware of pet travel services and many do not travel with their pet child as they are not sure of safety and comfort of their family pet in transit. We plan to spread awareness about pet travel and how easy it is to make it happen without any stress or hassles with a proper agency which has necessary exposure and expertise,” briefs Sanjay.

Advice to pet parents…

“Do not worry at all. Pet Relocation is quite simple, hassle free and much cheaper than you think. Just hire the right people to do the job,” concludes Sanjay happily.

Relocation tips

  • Plan your pet relocation well in advance.
  • Consider the weather when you move, especially for a long distance or international pet transport. For example, if you have snub-nosed breeds it is not advisable to transport them long distances in very hot weather as they can have complications with their breathing. Again planning the pet transport in advance and choosing the right time of the year will help greatly.
  • Choose the right type of pet transport container for your pet.
  • As a general rule, your pet must be able to stand, turn around and lie down comfortably in the container. The container should have appropriate ventilation and construction to accommodate the size and weight of the animal.
  • Familiarise your pet with the travel container a few days prior to pet relocation. Put some bedding and some toys in the container and have your pet sleep in it a few times to get used to it.
  • On the day of the pet transport, put some toys or an old T-shirt in the container.
  • Do not over feed pets prior to relocation. Like us, pets can get motion sickness during travel and with a full stomach it can become even more difficult for them. Try not to feed them on the day of pet relocation or give them only a light snack. Give them a nice long walk or have some playtime with them before they travel, this will help them relax. Give them plenty of water before they travel.
  • Like people, our pets have different personalities as well, some get more stressed than others. They mostly respond according to how we act around them, if you are getting stressed, they will sense it.

Did you know?

Different countries… different rules

  • All animals entering South Africa must travel as manifested cargo and not as excess baggage.
  • There is a seven days quarantine period for pets entering into China, the pets can be released home if the tests show negative results.
  • Microchip is a must for entry into Singapore. It should comply with ISO standard. No other form of identification is acceptable.
  • Dogs and cats of less than two months old and/or more than four weeks pregnant cannot be imported in Hong Kong.
  • Import Permit required from the Ministry of Agriculture to enter into Indonesia.
  • There is mandatory 30 days quarantine for all live animals entering Australia.

Documents required for export of pet

  • Name & address of the pet parents with 24 hours telephone number in the country of origin as well as destination country.
  • Three photographs of pet in standing position.
  • Copy of passport and ticket of the pet parent.
  • Details of pet such as name, age, colour, breed, sex, microchip number and size of kennel in which pet will travel.
  • Health certificate from local vet. To certify that the pet is ‘FIT FOR TRAVEL’ before 15 days of travelling.
  • NOC for export from animal quarantine before seven days of travelling.
  • Serum blood test report from government recognised vet (also known as Anti-Rabies Test), if required.
  • Details of vaccination report of the pet.
  • Authority letter from the pet parent in our name for all necessary formalities & to collect NOC on behalf of the pet parent.
  • Size of the IATA approved crate in which the pet will travel.

Documents required for import of pet

  • Details of pet such as name, age, colour, breed, microchip number and size of kennel in which pet will travel.
  • Passport and ticket copy of the pet parent.
  • Vaccination report of the pet.
  • Name & address of the pet parent of the country of origin and the country of destination.
  • International health certificate endorsed by the government authority.
  • Quarantine protocol endorsed by the government of the country of origin.
  • Flight details and date of travelling of pet.
  • Airway bill copy, if travelling as manifested cargo.
  • Letter to airlines to collect delivery order signed by the pet parent.
  • Authority letter on travel agency’s name to collect NOC and custom clearance on behalf of the pet parent.

For details, log on to: www.pettravel.in

FAQs about air travel


Is it safe for pets to fly?

Air travel is as safe for pets as it is for people. Your pet will travel in a special cabin on the cargo deck of the aircraft. This section is both climate controlled and pressurised for your pet’s safety and comfort, and it is on the same air circulation system as the passenger cabin.

Should my pet be tranquilised or sedated for the trip?

A crucial piece of advice is not to tranquilise pets during their transportation. It has negative side effects on respiration and on their blood pressure, especially at high altitudes.

Will my pet have food and water during the journey?

We provide your pet purified and safe water to drink at the airport before departure. We provide water in the sipper attached with the bottle which is fitted alongside the crate. Before the trip please prepare two portions of your pet’s food in two separate plastic bags. We will attach these portions to the outside of the crate at pick-up time, and they will be available in the event that your pet’s trip is delayed.

When should I get started?

As early as you can!! Many countries have entry requirements that require us to start up to seven months prior to the pet’s relocation date.

What if my pet is a wee bit aggressive?

Some airlines and foreign governments have aggressive breed restrictions. Pet Travel maintains a list of restricted breeds. Your pet will be denied boarding if he exhibits aggressive behaviour during screening of his body and crate.

Can my two pets travel together?

For safety reasons, each pet must travel in a separate crate. In most of the countries two pets are allowed in one passport.

What is the difference between ‘Excess Baggage’ and ‘Air Cargo’?

‘Excess Baggage’ is when your pet is checked through with you and your luggage in the passenger terminal, but travels in the cargo hold on the plane. ‘Air Cargo’ is when your pet travels without a passenger and is checked in through a cargo terminal. The cargo terminals have livestock holding rooms and are used to dealing with many types of animals.

Where will my pet be placed in the aircraft?

Your pet will travel in the livestock hold which is pressurised, climate-controlled and situated below the pasenger cabin.

Will my pet be stressed from the flight?

More than a million pets fly safely worldwide every year and are well cared for. It is the captain’s responsibility to know whether or not there are animals on board and that certain procedures are adhered to. All animals are checked and watered on stopovers.

Should I feed my pet before he is collected?

No, there should be no feeding for at least eight hours prior to collection, to avoid your pets from soiling their travel containers. You may, however, give your pets water.

by‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet | Mar Apr 2012

I’m: Komal Joseph Wags for the wornderful vet
My pet’s name: Jackey
My vet’s name: Dr Amber Mishra
Veterinary Clinic: Animal Care Centre (Veterinary Clinic), Rae Bareli
How I came across my vet: Through my friend circle
Do I visit the vet for regular check-up or only in case of medical condition: When required
How long have I been visiting my vet: Last five years
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Nothing so far
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Dr Mishra is helpful at all times.
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: His constant watch on my pets is very assuring.
A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Thanks a lot for your dedicated work.


I’m: Vinita Patil
My pets’ names: Nawab and Trazan
My vet’s name: Dr Chirag Dave
Veterinary Clinic: Pet’s Clinic, Vadodara, Gujarat
How I came across my vet: Through a friend
Do I visit the vet for regular check-up or only in case of medical condition: Yes, I take my pets for regular checkups.
How long have I been visiting my vet: Since last five years
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pets: My lab retriever Nawab met with an accident as a speeding school van once hit him. He survived with major internal injuries and left him and me psychologically shaken for quite sometime.
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Dr Chirag treated Nawab with the utmost care. Got him moving in a couple of hours! His assurance gave me mental stability & strength and he gave my pet a second life. He is one of the finest vets I have come across.
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He doesn’t treat animals as a means of his profession. I have learnt how to handle my pets through him. He has been a great guide to me and a god sent saviour for my pets.
A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: The only thing I’d like to say to him is – “My dogs are healthy and happy all because of you. Thank you for all the guidance and care that you have showered on my pet.”


I’m: Shabnam Valson
My pet’s name: Spike
My vet’s name: Dr Uni
Veterinary clinic: Dr Uni’s Clinic, Kaushambi, Ghaziabad
How I came across my vet: Through a friend
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: One year
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Nothing serious yet
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: His role is always great
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He is very kind to animals and it makes them feel comfortable at his clinic.
A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Thanks Dr Uni… Spike loves you a lot!


I’m: Sandeep Dash
My pet’s name: Lucy
My vet’s name: Dr S K Ray
Veterinary Clinic: Dog Care Centre, Unit 4, Bhubaneswar, Khurda, Orissa
How I came across my vet: My vet is a very old practitioner in my area.
Do I visit the vet for regular check-up or only in case of medical condition: Only in case of medical condition.
How long have I been visiting my vet: Over the last 15 years
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: My pug once undergone a cesarean delivery
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Dr Ray is very friendly with pets through which we overcome any medical challenges.
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: Unconditional support and he is a solution to all types of vet-related problems.
A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Thank you for supporting us and I feel that my pet is in safe hands.

‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet | Jan Feb 2012

I am: Joydeep Mondal Dogs & Pups
My pet’s name is: Smokey
My vets’ names: Dr Kunal and Dr Bhanu
Veterinary clinic: Max Vets, New Delhi
How I came across my vet: From internet
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: Twice a month
How long have I been visiting my vet: Over last five months
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Kennel cough
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: They provide right and adequate medicines
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in them: Playful treatment to my pet and a co-operative nature to explain me what I need to do
A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Thanks Dr Kunal for keeping me stress free and keeping my angel son in good health


I am: Dr Manik J Godbole
My pet’s name is: Tommy
My vet’s name: Dr Umesh Karkare
Veterinary clinic: Happy Tails Pet Clinic, Khar (W), Mumbai
How I came across my vet: My friend circle
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 four months
How long have I been visiting my vet: Over the last one a half years
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Tommy’s recurring skin problems with no permanent solution
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: His perfect diagnosis of the condition and perfect treatment
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: His compassion towards animals, his passion towards his profession, his expertise in the field and the practical guidance he gives to pet parents
A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: THANK YOU Dr Karkare, Tommy’s coat is just fine after your treatment. Thanks a lot for the service you render to ‘all’ pets as well as strays and his entire staff team comprising five vets and six helpers all are compassionate and ready to help 24×7/365. His clinic is well equipped with all facilities: digital X-ray, sonography, 2D echocardiography, etc


I am: Guru Prasad Shastry
My pet’s name is: Rambo
My vet’s names: Dr Manohar Upadhyaya
Veterinary clinic: Mangalore Pet Farm, Mangalore
How I came across my vet: Word of mouth
Do I visit the vet for regular check-ups or only in case of medical condition: Regular
How often is my pet taken for check-ups: Bi-monthly
How long have I been visiting my vet: Since last two years
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: None yet
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: In any case, my vet is always excellent
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in them: His cool personality
A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: Thank you for your advice


I am: Vedant Agarwal
My pet’s name is: Miffy
My vet’s name: Dr Dipak Mahato
Veterinary clinic: Veterinary Hospital, Jamshedpur
How I came across my vet: From a pet shop
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 three months
How long have I been visiting my vet: Since last four years
Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Nothing so serious yet as she is currently very healthy.
Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Whenever I call him, he is always present to offer his valuable service.
A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He encourages me whenever my pet is having a problem.
A ‘Thank You’ note for my vet: ‘Thank You’ always for being with us.

‘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!

‘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!

‘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!

‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet | May June 11

I am:
Beniel AMy pet’s name:
BlackieMy vet’s name:
Dr P PrabuVeterinary clinic/hospital:
Thangam Memorial Trust, Tirupur

How I came across my vet:
Through an acquaintance

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

I have been visiting my vet since:
Since my GSD Blackie joined our family

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet:
Neutering my pet

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it:
He informed the advantages and disadvantages of neutering. So we planned to go for the operation.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him:
His caring and loving nature and his dedication towards pets

A thank you note for my vet:
We wish him a long and happy life.

 

I am:
Anjani SharmaMy pet’s name:
CookieMy Vet’s name:
Dr Pankaj BhardwajVeterinary clinic/hospital:
Caring Hands, Noida, UP

How I came across my vet:
In my neighbourhood

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

I have been visiting my vet since:
Two years

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet:
My pet is petrified of injections

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it:
Giving a muzzle and helping me

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him:
Being positive at all times

A thank you note for my vet:
Thank you for being a caring vet!

 

I am:
GauravMy Pet’s name:
BrunoMy Vet’s name:
Dr VishalVeterinary clinic/hospital:
Pets Clinic, Delhi

How I came across my vet:
Through friends

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

I have been visiting my vet since:
Six months

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet:
Loose motions

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it:
Immediate action

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him:
Understands situations and very helpful

A thank you note for my vet:
Thanks doctor for calming me down when Bruno was ill.

 

I am:
Hemant KulshreshthaMy Pet’s name:
SnowyMy Vet’s name:
Dr J VerhnakarVeterinary clinic/hospital:
J Verhnakar’s Clinic, Kalina, Santacruz (E), Mumbai

How I came across my vet:
Recommendation from a pet shop

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

I have been visiting my vet since:
One year

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet:
Worms, blood in stool

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it:
Accurate diagnosis and appropriate medication

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him:
Knowledge and understanding, patient explanation

A thank you note for my vet:
Thanks for your dedication

‘WAGS’ For the wonderful vet | March April 11

I am: Shiv Pratap Singh ChauhanMy pet’s name: BuddyMy vet’s name: Dr Ramchandani

Veterinary clinic/hospital: Dog’s Aid, Jaipur

How I came across my vet: Dog show

How often is my pet taken for checkups: Once in two months

How long I have been visiting my vet: One year

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Boil on my dog’s paw

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: Great treatment and regular dressing

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He advises me correctly on health issues.

A thank you note for my vet: Thanks a lot for all your support and care.

 

I am: Raksha PrasadMy pet’s name: WillieMy vet’s name: Dr Pawan Kumar

Veterinary clinic/hospital: Cessna Lifeline Veterinary Clinic, Bengaluru

How I came across my vet: Through a friend

How often is my pet taken for checkups: Once in six months

How long have I been visiting my vet: one year two months

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: None. Thank God for that.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: Care and the attention that he pays to the pets

A thank you note for my vet: We totally trust you and you guys are doing an amazing job. Thanks a lot.

 

I am: Patil RahulMy pet’s name: JulieMy vet’s name: Dr Anil

Veterinary clinic/hospital: Pet Clinic, Kolhapur

How often is my pet taken for checkups: 15 days

How long have I been visiting my vet: Five years

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: Julie’s eye operation

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: She recovered completely.

A special quality about my vet which strengthens my faith in him: He is very careful while handling pets

A thank you note for my vet: I thank my vet for handling with perfection the sensitive eye operation.

 

I am: Shlesha S KatkadeMy pet’s name: ZenaMy vet’s name: Dr Manoj

Veterinary clinic/hospital: Lovely Pet Shop And Clinic, Mumbai

How I came across my vet: Reference from Pune

How often is my pet taken for checkups: Once in a month or twice in three months

How long have I been visiting my vet: 1.5 years

Toughest medical challenge faced by me and my pet: I got my dog sterilized last month and it was the most difficult time for me and my pet Zena.

Role played by my vet in helping to overcome it: He ensured that she had a speady recovery.

A thank you note for my vet: Thank your for helping Zena overcome the operation .