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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…

Powerful Probiotics for Goodness of Gut Health

Dr CP Modi Dr SS Patil Dr MM Pawar Probiotics are microorganisms such as bacteria or yeast that can be added to the food with the purpose of regulating the intestinal flora of the host. Probiotics are also referred to as ‘direct-fed microbial’ by pet-food regulatory body AAFCO.  -by Dr CP Modi, Dr SS Patil and Dr MM Pawar We try and include probiotics in our diet for good gut health,…

Hazardous Hepatozoonosis – A Silent Pathogen in Dogs!

Talk to any pet parent and one common concern for everyone is ticks. If not taken care of, these can cause infection and be so dangerous. Keeping aside the most talked-about blood infection such as Babesiosis and Ehrlichiosis, there are some lesser known infections that are equally important from the pet’s point-of-view that usually co-exist with the major blood parasites. Let’s discuss Canine…

Emotional bonds—Protected with complete care!

Dogs are not just pets, they are perceived to be members of the family. And, like any family member it is important to keep your companion animal healthy and free of parasites. True to this testament, Boehringer Ingelheim introduces NexGard to provide most comprehensive parasite treatment for dogs.  Parasitic disease—A reason to panic! Parasites represent a significant and increasing health…

16 Treasure Troves of Health & Wellness for Your Furry Darling

In recent years, the term ‘pet wellness’ has become important. Nowadays pet parents want their pet’s wellness to be examined in every visit to veterinary clinic, but what exactly is health and what is wellness? Are they same or different! According to Canadian vet journal, ‘Health’ in terms of pets refers to a state of physical, mental and social wellbeing whereas ‘Wellness’ means living a…

Innovation in the time of pandemic!

Dr Ashok Kumar CP Vet, a chain of hospitals and pet shops in Delhi and NCR, has been into online pet treatment and consultation service. Making things faster and easier, this initiative was taken up as a strategy to resolve the inconveniences faced by pet parents while taking their pets to a clinic during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted everything and everyone…

Nutritional Bond of Trust Between Pup & Mother Dog

True that a little pup lights up our whole world but along with it comes the entire gamut of responsibilities and health risks of their nascent age. A healthy diet aims at longevity, robustness, immunity, palatability and digestive ease of a pup. by Mitu Paul “A puppy is a child, with just more fur.” – Coco Chanel. These young canine companions are a sight to behold and in no time, they…

Canine Brucellosis— A Threat to Canine Fertility!

Dr Aeknath Virendra Dr Sarita Gulavane Dr Nilesh R. DagliBoth male and female dogs must be healthy when it comes to reproductive aspect, free from any kind of transmissible disease or infection. Various genital infections have been reported which can lead to abortion and infertility in dogs. One of them is Brucellacanis causing Canine Brucellosis. -by Dr Aeknath Virendra, Dr Sarita Gulavane…

Sail through this tough time with unconditional LOVE

Here’s how to help your dog thrive while both of you are indoors.-by Dr Ankur Narad, Dr Supriya Shukla and Ashu Narad COVID-19 has changed the lives of pets across the country, especially for dogs and in particular those living in apartments. Be prepared Stay home, stay safe. Be prepared with food stock & medicines. Biggest problem – How to take them for potty? For times you cannot step…

Why collagen is essential for your dog?

Introducing here is Hydrolised Marine Collagen for Dogs. This type I collagen is a great way for your pet to look and feel good, while packing in a punch of protein to their diets. -by Niyati Mirani What is collagen? Collagen is the most abundant protein in all living beings, making up about 30 percent of your pet’s body. It is one of the major building blocks of bones, skin, muscles, tendons…

Corona Warriors Waging War Against Pandemic & Promoting Pet Care & Pet Parenting

Corona crisis has gotten everyone’s life to a standstill. In such situation, veterinarians all over the country come forward as committed frontline Corona Warriors to ensure the overall care and wellbeing of your beloved pets. As a responsible pet parent, it’s your responsibility to co-operate with them, follow their guidelines and do your bit as part of the league of Corona Warriors. Dr…

DIETARY ALLERGIES & RIGHT NUTRITION FOR HOLISTIC HEALTH

Allergies in dogs are always expressed through skin and felt through an itch, says Dr Adam Patterson, Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of Dermatology at Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Small Animal Clinic. So, if your pet has recurrent diarrhoea, itchy skin, rough coat, persistent ear or anal glands issues, you are probably looking at adverse food…

COPROPHAGIA WHY DOES MY DOG EAT POOP?

Of all the repulsive habits our canine companions have – drinking from toilet, rolling in swamp muck, licking their butt. And nothing tops the practice of eating poop. It might not be motivated by their desire to gross out their pet parents, but it certainly hits the target. There are both behavioural and physiological reasons why dogs view ‘deposits’ from cats and other dogs as delicacies. –by…

FOUR LEGS & A FURRY TAIL TO KEEP HALE & HEARTY!

Keeping pets has several benefits for your physical health as well as for your mental well-being. And if you’re among those who have always wanted to keep a pet, let us convince you to go ahead and get one home! –by Dr Ankur Narad, Dr RK Jain, Dr Supriya Shukla and Dr Nidhi Shrivastava A recent study showed that there are more pets than children in American households. Amazed? Statistics say…

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR PETS’S EARS

Clean, odour-free, pale pink colour and a minimal accumulation of wax are indications of healthy ears of your pet. Check your pet’s ears regularly. Some dog breeds are more susceptible to ear disease than others, including dogs with pendulous ears or dogs with hairy inner ear flaps. Dogs with allergies are also at risk. Signs of Ear Disease • Unpleasant odour • Excessive scratching and pawing of…

WORMS CAUSE HARM: PANIC MODE ON WITH INTERNAL PARASITES

Parasites are the common cause of disease in your dogs. Most of the pet owners are familiar with the external parasites like fleas and ticks, but they do not realize that intestinal parasites can also be a terror for your pet’s health. –by Dr Mokshata Gupta, Dr Tanmay Mondal, and Dr Asmita Singh Intestinal parasites are those that live inside the gastrointestinal tract of the host. It includes…
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