A study published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior says that it’s not just dogs which imitate human behaviour – cats do the same.
You might also need to check if the doctor is available after clinic hours in case your pet needs attention late at night. Visit the clinic to see how the doctors and the staff treat other animals.
A There are a variety of causes for swollen feet or leg in parrots. In addition, they cannot taste sugar; their nutritional requirement is higher than that of a kitten who requires milk.
Some days, they would have a bite of chicken sandwiches, which he used to bring from his office canteen, on others, it was dog food. Now, out of the furries he befriended, two were his favourites – a female dog with white fur and a male with brown fur.
Cats and dogs tend to stay harmoniously together if they are introduced to each other young, kept in the same house and raised together. Giving both your cat and dog enough exercise will keep them calm and they will not indulge in destructive behaviour.
While there has been enough discussion about not feeding sugar, salt, chocolate, garlic or mushrooms; how do we know what is healthy for pets? Oatmeal can be a good diet replacement for kibble as it is rich in fibre and helps regulate bowel movement.
Every pet parent first needs to figure out if his/her dog likes to travel. The only time most pet dogs get in the car is to go to the vet.
For example aversion of long fur can be one of the reasons a lot of people prefer dog breeds like Labradors or Beagles. A Great Dane (one of the largest dog breeds) has a life span of 8-10 years and a Chihuahua (smallest dog breed) can live up to 18 years.
The amount of hair shedding in dogs is based on several factors – weather, coat type, overall health of the dog, etc. Healthy and nutritious diet is one of the best ways to reduce excessive shedding.
Most people, pet parents or not, empathise with the strays on the roads. Says Abhinav Srihan, Fauna Police, “Also, in most of these cases people keep these dogs at home for some time and then give them to shelters.
There are a lot of exotic pets and species of endangered animals that are listed as “banned pets” in India.