New CEO for Vetcare


Vetcare has announced Provimi’s appointment of Dr Sandeep Karkhanis as its new CEO in Bangalore, India. Dr Sandeep Karkhanis succeeds Mr Bharat Tandon, who has been CEO/Managing Director of Vetcare since its establishment in 1983.

Dr Sandeep Karkhanis joined Vetcare as Marketing Manager in 2001. He then was promoted to General Manager Marketing of Vetcare in 2003, and Vice President Marketing in 2008. Gijs Scholman, Group Vice-President at Provimi in charge of operations in Europe and Asia said, “We are very pleased with his appointment. Dr Sandeep Karkhanis has a long experience in animal nutrition and marketing.”

The Provimi Group started a joint venture with Vetcare in 1999. As from the 1st of April Provimi has a 100 percent ownership of Vetcare

Pamper your pooches at Muddy Pawz

A spanking new dog grooming salon Muddy Pawz has been launched in Bangalore by Shobhana. Muddy Pawz has a variety of specialised and professional grooming services to pamper your pets, such as baths, blow drying, breed specific haircuts, anti-tick & flea treatments, ear cleaning, nail clipping, teeth brushing and aromatherapy rinses. And what’s more! Shobhana goes an extra mile to make sure your pet is as comfortable as possible.

Visit Muddy Pawz at #266, 6th Cross, Indiranagar 1st Stage, Bangalore-38.

Petcare’s Pet Food launches weaning diet for pups

Petcare’s Pet Food division has launched a new product named Nutripet Infant at the PPAK technical seminar in Bangalore. More than 150 veterinary doctors were present on the occasion. Nutripet Infant is a specialised weaning diet from Petcare that is enriched with chelated minerals, DHA, live yeast culture, antioxidants and optimum level of all nutrients required for growing puppies. Nutripet Infant is recommended to be fed to puppies from 3 weeks to 3 months of age.

Dr Nilay Prasad, Product Manager for Pet Food launched the product and shared interesting facts about weaning and breed specific feeding requirement of puppies. Rakesh Bahl, National sales Manager for Petcare’s Pet Food and Shashidhar, Area Sales Manager, Bangalore were also present in the event.

Animal Carnival 2009

The K9 Klub (For Dog Lovers), an organisation that seeks to promote fun social gatherings for dog lovers and owners, was back with a spanking new event after a gap of almost 18 months.

The Animal Carnival 2009, probably the first event of its kind in Mumbai, was held on April 26, 2009 at Chembur. Loosely based on the concept of an animal fair, the carnival was open not only to pet dogs but to all kinds of legally accepted pets. The theme of the event was ‘Live and Let Live’. There were about 65 entries from all over Mumbai.

Games at the event included ‘greedy owner dog & contest’ or ‘like owner like dog contest’ where both the pet and owner devoured on ice cream competing with each other as well as with their other contestants with the condition of the owner eating out of a bowl like their doggy companion without using hands.

Dr Deepa Katyal, CEO of the club along with her team organised the grand animal carnival. A fun-filled feasting event for our furry friends!

Pamper your pets at PAWS

PAWS offers a wide array of upscale merchandise for dogs, cats and pet lovers worldwide. This includes designer collars and leashes, chic pet beds and cozy blankets, stylish pet apparel, unique toys and treats, sleek pet carriers, fabulous feeding bowls and grooming accessories as well as heart-warming gifts for all animal lovers. You’ll always find something special at PAWS.

Spoil your pooch at PAWS for the ultimate luxury…Your Fur Baby will love you for it!

Visit them at No 10, K 2nd Street, Markham Road (off Brigade Road), Ashoknagar, Bangalore- 560025.

Kolkata’s biggest pets lifestyle store unveiled

Opened by Tarun and Tapan Gupta, the pets lifestyle store covers 1600 sq. ft. at Saltlake City, Kolkata. They offer a doctor’s clinic, grooming parlour, trainers, medicine, dog crèches, etc. A must visit to pamper your pooch.

For more info, contact: Animel Planet,
BD-463, Near BD Market, Sector-I, Saltlake,
Kolkata-700 064. Call: 033 30232441,
M: 09331002440 / 09331919101.