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Guard up for Canine Parvovirus

Canine parvovirus (CPV) infection, most frequently referred to as ‘parvo’ is a major concern for pet parents. It is a very contagious and violent virus that induces infectious gastrointestinal (GI) infection, which may inflict lifelong cardiac muscle damage in certain situations. –by Dr Mayank R Patel and Dr Mahesh M Chaudhary Intestinal CPV is the most prevalent type, causing many…

Care & Cure in Puppyhood & Mobility Period

A cute fur ball comes rolling your way, and you are mesmerised. You cannot take your eyes off him and you adopt him. Body weights of dogs range from a 1kg (Chihuahua) to a 100kg (English Mastiff). Growth and size after birth depends significantly on the breed and the first year of puppy is very critical period, irrespective of his size. –by Dr Shilpy Anupama Minz Nutrition and exercise have…

PURINA’s Expertise in Pet Nutrition

The pet food industry size is pegged at Rs 2,500 crore in India, which has a pet population of about 26 million. Out of them, 24 million are dogs and the 2 million are cats, as per industry data. Gaurav Kwatra, Director, PURINA Petcare India Pvt Ltd, shares an insight of the industry’s prospects and potentials. In his remark on the pet industry of India faring during the pandemic, Gaurav Kwatra…

Dangers of Rising Mercury

Dogs can tolerate rising environmental temperature quite well. However, with the temperature rising, the danger of heat stroke in dogs also increases. Know how you can protect your pooch and keep them cool and safe in summer! –by Dr Amol Yamgar More than 70 percent of the total body heat loss in dogs and cats is due to radiation and convection from the body surface. Static air around the…

Valiant Vaccines and Why They Fail?

As pet parents we are aware that vaccinations are of utmost important to protect our furry friends from deadly diseases. But sometimes we see that our pet develops a disease against which he has already been vaccinated. There can be various causes that lead to vaccine failure. Let’s learn more about it together! –by Dr Karthik V Kuttan Break in the cold chain Almost all vaccines are…

Get fit & combat Canine Obesity

Being body positive is good, but taking care of your pet’s health is better. Obesity will only lead to health problems in future. So take charge to get fit with your pet and both of you shed off those extra kilos!  –by Dr Babul Rudra Paul, Dr Mithilesh Singh and Dr Ujjwal Kumar De Canine obesity, a multi-factorial condition, is accumulation of excess white body fat. It has been recognised as…

Deworming Schedule to Detonate the Worm Bomb

Worms are one of the most common causes of serious illness in puppies, so it’s important to treat your puppy for worms as soon as you bring your bundle of joy home! –by Dr A Sangaran and Dr M Areshkumar A puppy should be dewormed as early as two weeks of age. By the time a puppy is old enough to go to a new, forever home (ideally eight weeks of age, after weaning) it is vital to maintain a…

The science of acupuncture therapy in dogs

Acupuncture is an ancient branch of traditional Chinese medicine. In ancient times of around 6000 BCE, instead of needles sharpened stones were used for acupuncture. Acupuncture theory believes that energy flows within the body and illness is caused by an imbalance of vital energies in the body, this energy can be channelized to create balance and health.  –by Dr Aeknath Virendra, Dr Rajiv V…

Care Made Simpler!!

The first look, the first touch, the first lick... is always special. We cherish the endearing bond that a puppy shares with his mother and we understand the extra care that the mother needs. While we can’t substitute a mother’s love, for her milk we offer #FITMIN MILK.  –by Mitu Paul Happiness is a warm puppy! Isn’t it? They tug at the strings of our hearts, lick away our tiredness from…

The Magic of Brushing for Oral Care

Oral hygiene is an integral part of overall wellness of your pets. But often times it is overlooked. For the 101st issue we help you understand how important oral care is for your pets and brushing plays a pivotal role in it. –by Dr Ankur Narad and Dr Supriya Shukla The patient’s oral exam is intended to determine if there is any presence of disease and if so, the type, extent, and severity.…

Brrrr! Baby it’s cold outside, so take care!

Kindness is like snow, it beautifies everything it covers– Khalil Gibran Enjoy a cup of hot coffee in this sweater weather with your furry friend and read about common health problems in winters. With our 100th issue we are taking responsible pet parenting a step further and appreciate your kindness towards furry friends. –by Dr Smriti R Dutta Whether it is summer, winter, or rains, pet…

100%* Freedom Effectively

As we celebrate our 100th Issue help your pets choose freedom and give them protection from ticks & fleas with chewables! A single tasty chew that eliminates ticks & fleas, it consistently protects your pets for 35 days. Precious moments cherished Protect for at least 35 days and extra 4-5 days beyond the monthly treatment regime. This ensures dogs and pups are still protected from…

Be a Responsible Pet Parent in Canine Cancer Care

Canine cancer care is team work between a vet and pet parent for treatment of this traumatic disease. –by Dr Pradip Chaudhari There are some common canine cancers, such as mammary gland cancer common among female dogs. Lymphoma is common in both female and male dogs. Bone cancer is common in large size breeds. Oral cancer is also a common canine cancer among all breeds. When it comes to…

Looking After Your Pet’s Ears

Otitis literally means inflammation of the ear canal and it can affect any pet at any age. What is otitis and how does it start? Some pets have abnormal ears with narrowed ear canals, excessive hair or excessive moisture providing the perfect environment for bacteria and yeast to multiply and therefore cause otitis. Pets who swim regularly can also be at risk as their ears don’t tend to…

Corneal Melanosis— A Threat to Your Pet’s Eyesight!

As pet parents you would have melted into your pet’s eyes a million times & counting still. In our 99th issue we talk about how Corneal Melanosis can be threatening for the vision of your pets.  –by Dr Beenish Qureshi, Dr Deepti Sharma and Dr Harmanpreet Singh Sodhi Dr Beenish Qureshi Dr Deepti Sharma Dr Harmanpreet Singh Corneal Melanosis also referred to as Pigmentary Keratitis…

Shield Your Pet from Giardiasis

Dr A Sangaran Dr ST Bino Sundar Dr S Arunkumar Whether it was the first issue or now the 99th one, our aim has always been to encourage responsible pet parenting. Know more about Giardiasis in dogs and prevent your pet from this parasite to keep them safe, happy and healthy. -by Dr A Sangaran, Dr ST Bino Sundar and Dr S Arunkumar Giardia intestinalis (Giardia duodenalis, Giardia…

Physiotherapy for Pets — A way to fight pain

The value of a physiotherapist when you need to restore fitness after an accident or injury is unparalleled. Sometimes it may be ‘tough love’ but the end result makes the discomfort and effort worthwhile. –by Dr Ashwani Kumar Singh and Dr Kumar Manglam Yadav When your much-loved four-legged furry friend is in pain from a surgery or injury, physiotherapy is a good way to get their strength…

Hypertension and How to Keep it at Bay!

The fast paced lifestyle of today gives us a lot of diseases and stress as complimentary gifts. Diabetes, obesity, hypertension etc. seem to have become an integral part of the modern urban life. This ever evolving lifestyle has adverse effects on your pet as well, which means you need to be extra careful. Lack of physical exercise would lead to obesity, unhealthy eating habits can lead to…

A Relook at Rampant Rabies in India

You might think it’s 2020 and rabies is a disease we left behind in the 1900s. Did you know that every nine minutes, rabies takes one human life globally and dog bites contribute up to about 99 percent of transmission from animals to humans? Let’s relook at the situation of this neglected rampant disease in India. -by Dr Sandeep Karkhanis Present in more than 150 countries, rabies is rather…

Keep your superstar pet strong: Understand Rheumatoid Arthritis in Dogs

Seeing your pet in pain is one of the most heartbreaking feelings. Rheumatoid arthritis can leave your pet in severe pain. You need to be aware of early signs so that managing this disease becomes a tad bit easy. –by Dr Arvind Sharma Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder causing progressive joint destruction and deformity. It leads to variable degree of incapacitation in pets…