Vetcare and Provimi focus on synergies


With effect from April 2009 Provimi is 100% owner of Vetcare and consequent to this, the Company’s name is changed to Provimi Animal Nutrition India Pvt Ltd. Vetcare’s knowledge of the animal health market is valued by Provimi and offers a lot of benefits for the worldwide organization. 

Provimi CEO Ton van der Laan says, “Vetcare and Provimi are increasingly focusing on strengthening its businesses by exchanging its expertise. Vetcare has been the perfect entrance for Provimi in the high-growth Indian market and by working closer together we look forward to an even brighter future.” Provimi India CEO, Sandeep Karkhanis says, “The available knowledge of the animal health business within Vetcare is recognized by Provimi and is being shared within the wider Provimi Group”. 

Provimi Group Vice President Gijs Scholman, responsible for Provimi’s Russia, Central & Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia operations reiterates, “Provimi strongly supports the long-term growth in Vetcare and its increased focus on developing the animal nutrition market in India while sustaining its strong position in the animal health market”.


Agility training for your pooch

Crazy K9 Campers is organising an agility training course at Wadala & Vile Parle (E), Mumbai from 17th November 2009. The course will include outdoor obedience (heel, stay, recall); introduction to agility equipments (jumps, tyre, tunnels, table); training individual equipment; jumping course (learning a sequence of obstacles/equipments) and handler & pet coordination. 

For details & registration contact: Pooja Sathe-Gawande at 09820596903 or email at


New deal at Pfizer

Boehringer Ingelheim, one of the leading global pharmaceutical group of companies, together with its US animal health business Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., has entered into an agreement with Pfizer to acquire certain assets of Wyeth Pharmaceutical’s Fort Dodge Animal Health business upon the closing of the global Pfizer-Wyeth merger, which is expected to occur early in the fourth quarter. This acquisition will strengthen Boehringer Ingelheim’s position as a vaccine supplier among the world’s top animal health companies. 

Prof Andreas Barner, Chairman of the Board of Managing Directors of Boehringer Ingelheim says, “The widening of our Animal Health business and our product portfolio is not a sales-driven decision but rather is driven by the opportunity to add momentum to our strategy for organic growth since we will build more capabilities in the core vaccine segment and expand our already strong product lines. We look forward to applying our innovative culture to the products included in this acquisition.”


Under the roof of Pet Inn

Grooming& styling, spa & massage therapy, training & behavioural correction, boarding (hostel), breeding, maternity care, food and accessories are collectively available at Pet Inn, Ahmedabad. Divyang Adawadkar, proprietor of this new one stop shop is a pet grooming professional from Rochester Institute of Pet Grooming & Styling, USA. 

Visit the store at 9 Amrapali Shopping Mall, near Cafe Coffee Day, Ambli-Bopal Cross Road, Bopal, Ahmedabad – 380058 or call 098250 24058.


Pawfect Pedigree Petday

Witnessing a huge crowd, Pedigree Petday was held on 24th October at Palace Grounds in Bangalore. Participants comprising a gamut of breeds stole the show. And main attractions that pulled the crowd also included the performance by police dogs and commando kennels. A big applause to the show.


PetSetGo stages doggy ramp

Amid hoots and cheers, dogs did the catwalk! It was PetSetGo organising a pet fashion show at DLF Promenade where pooches walked the ramp with their pet parents. Size-zero Chihuahuas, poodles, pugs all walked the ramp and looked gorgeous. PetSetGo will make available the leading global brands, namely Karlie, Flexi, Rogz, Isle of Dogs and Forbis.


Now a K9 academy in Delhi and Neemrana!

BCL Secure Premises Pvt. Ltd. (BCL SP) has recently set up a K-9 Academy with the name of “Secure Kennels” at 222 Mall Road, Vasant Kunj to provide pups and trained dogs to private security agencies and families. 

Another K9 academy has been set up at Neemrana in Rajashthan about 130 km from New Delhi on Delhi-Jaipur Road. This unit of the Academy offers trainings and courses extensively covering personal protection, dog obedience, attack dog, patrol dog, tracker dog, puppy socialisation, etc. BCL SP is a leading Integrity Security Solution provider with its head office in New Delhi.


It’s A Dog’s Life!

It sounds so exciting—It’s A Dog’s Life! This is not merely a slogan but India’s first premium one stop shop for your dogs at Colaba, Mumbai. 

A grooming parlour as well as a pet boutique, the shop offers a wide array of products and services under one roof. Run and owned by Aanchal Malhi, a certified all breed professional groomer from Dog Care Grooming Academy and a member of the International Society of Canine Cosmetologists. 

In addition to products and services, one can get connected to a vet, trainer and breeder through the shop. 

For further details, contact: Shop 1 & 2, Pushpa Vihar Building, Colaba Post Office, Mumbai. Email:;Tel: 22151128/99206 84520.


Pet haven in Delhi

If you are looking for a boarding facility for your pooch where he can not only get the best care but also the pampering he deserves, then Canine Elite in South Delhi is the place for you. It provides day care services where one can leave their pets while at work or even overnight. The kennel offers weekend as well as 

long-term boarding facilities. It is ably run by Sonya Kochhar, owner of Satkar Caterers and an avid pet lover. 

For further enquiries, please write, or call 09871397179.


Su‘paw’market for your paws

Attention all pooches and pet parents! Glenands opens its fourth outlet at Kormangla, Bangalore. The 12,00 sq ft store offers new delight for complete pet pleasure. For further details, visit the store at # 475, 1st Cross, 5th Block, KHB Colony, Kolamangala, Bangalore-98 or call: 080 41261470, 41121578, 25586932 and 09845001449.


Pooches on the ramp

‘Hotel For Dogs’ fashion show was organised by Reliance Time Out (Ambience Mall) in association with Grooming salon Scooby Scrub provided a free grooming set up at the venue. The judges to the show were Dr Geeta Sharma (Vet) and Preeti (Scooby Scrub). Over 65 participants (40 small breeds and 25 medium/large breeds) walked the ramp and won the applause of the viewers.


World Zoonosis Day celebrated

APC Pet’s Specialty Clinic & Referral Care recently celebrated World Zoonosis Day in Kolkata. The occasion was marked by giving anti-rabies vaccination to around 350 stray dogs. Owned by Dr Aparajita Chakraborty, it has 24-hour facility for emergency pet care, grooming parlour, pet shop and astate-of-the-art operation theatre.