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Monday, January 1, 2018

Winter has been started and it's time to keep your pets safe, happy and comfortable during this season. Special attention and care needs to be provided to keep them relaxed in this season.


Winter Pet Care Tips : 
  1. A reminder or an obvious tip not to keep your pets outside for long time. 
  2. If your dog enjoy living outside, then they should be kept in proper shelter. They must get protection from high wind and low temperatures. The shelter should be large to move them freely. Provide good quantity of food and water. Water should be fresh and unfrozen. 
  3. Buy jackets and sweaters for them. These things helps keep them warm.
  4. When a dog walk on snow, they may get sick because dogs regulate their temperature through soles of feet. Besides that, rock salt is used to melt ice which is dangerous if it gets in their mouth. After finishing the walk with bare feet, chances of licking the paws are increased. This way the dangrous chemicals can get into their mouth making them ill. In this case, you should use booties whenever you take your pets outside to roam. If your pet refuses to wear booties, and you need to take the pets outside then make sure to wash their feet once they come back. 
  5. Your pets may sit near heat sources to get some warmth. But as they don't know the risk and can't call for help if they get into trouble with the heat source. It's not a good idea to keep them alone at such places. Or make these places inaccessible during the winter season. 
  6. Bedding shpuld be at least 3 inches above the floor. Add an extra blanket to his bed which will help them feel warmth throughout the day. 
  7. Frequent baths dry out your pets skin. You can reduce the frequency of bath you give to your pets. Use shampoo which contain moisturizer which will at least keep the skin moisture. Talk to your vet about which shampoo is best for your pet.
  8. Puppies, kittens or older pets are more sensitive to cold. So it your duty to take extra care of such pets. 
  9. Offer a good massage to your pet. This will be a good treat for them. 
  10. As it's your responsibility to take care of your pets, don't forget to take care of stray animals also. You can offer them a blanket, some food at least. It is also our responsibility to show some kindness to these homeless animals. 
By following these simple tips you can make your pets a healthier and happier pet in all the seasons. 

Friday, December 29, 2017

Usually cats clean themselves many times a day. But she'll need a little help from you, sometimes. Grooming a cat to not just look them fashionable but it's a good way to know about your cat's health, any illness etc.

How to groom a cat :

  • Brushing : Cats can have short or long hair. Cats clean their hair themselves but if you do it properly then it will help remove dirt, dead hair, fleas preventing the mats. Brush once or twice a week will be enough for a healthy, glowing coat. There are cat-specific combs available in the market, make use of that. Always brush your cat gently. You can do so when she is sleeping or sitting in your lap. 
  • Trimming : Not all cats needs hair trimming, but if your cat has long coat/fur, you should think of trimming her hair with cat-specific trimmer. Do not trim harshly, but gently. If it seems difficult to trim, you can hire a professional groomer for this task. 
  • Bathing : Usually, cats bath themselves with their tongue and teeth. But sometimes, the cat coat becomes sticky or dirty which requires a good bath. Use a shampoo which is mild and does not become harsh on cat's skin. Use warm water instead of very hot or cold. Make sure, there is no shampoo left in cat's hair else it will become itchy. 
  • Nail : Your cat will not accept a direct nail clipping session. You will need to do a foot massage daily and slowly start nail clipping process. A sharp, high quality nail clipper is available in the market. Make sure to use that. Do it gently and slowly. Do not get in hurry and injure your cat. 


As you agree, cat grooming is not always easy. Some people may need a professional help in many of the above tasks. It may take time, but at the end you will surely learn how to groom your cat at home without any expenses. You can opt for grooming tips from professionals. 


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Cleaning and Hygienic care both things comes under Dog Grooming. Keeping your dog clean is an important part in increasing their lifespan. Irrespective of the breeds, all dogs requires grooming regularly.

When you groom your dog regularly, it helps strengthen the relationship between you two.

Reasons for grooming :
  • routine cleanliness
  • decrease the chances of any unusual illness
  • develops a strong bond between you and your pet
  • dog look pretty
If you've not yet started the grooming process, you can start now. But keep in mind, don't rush. Be patient. You need to start the proceed slowly and go on adding more, once you see your dog is accepting what your are offering. Always remember, to make the whole process fun without getting frustrated. Take your dog to a professional groomer, if needed.

Excited to begin? Here are few simple tips on how to complete the whole process. 
  • Brushing : Brush your dog twice a week, irrespective of the coat length. Brushing helps remove hair mats or help your dog shed seasonal coat. Brushing it may be just for general purpose. Remember, to use right brush. Some brushes are only for general purposes while other have specific use.
  • Bathing : Decide the frequency of the bath to your dog. Bathing frequently will dry out his skin and take away essential oil from the skin. So once or twice a month is enough for a good bath. Use warm water instead of hot water to bath your dog. There are different types of shampoos and conditioners available in the market. Always use shampoo by mixing it with warm water. Do not apply shampoo directly on the skin. It may be very harsh on the skin.
  • Nail Trimming : Dog's nails usually grow curved so it becomes very painful when they walk. Always keep an eye on your dog's nails. Whenever you find the growth, cut them or trim them. Else it will be more difficult to cut them properly. Owners can trim or cut the nail by their own or take their pets to a professional groomer.
  • Teeth care : Dogs can also suffer with severe dental problems. They may suffer with cavities, gum diseases etc. Taking proper care of their teeth is very  essential for good oral hygiene. Cleaning teethes 2 - 3 times a week can be an ideal time to keep away your dog from any health issues. Do not directly use brush on your dog's teeth. Start with a finger massage on gums and slowly turn to a right kind of brush. Use a toothpaste which is made only for dog. Clean only the outside surface of dog's teeth.
  • Ear Cleaning : Dog's ears can get infected with fleas or wood ticks. So cleaning the dog's ear once a week is recommended. Use a cotton ball with a cleaning solution to clear the inside surface of your dog's ear. Never put anything down in the ear, else it will cause an ear injury. Take proper care if you see any dirty smell or any unusual discharge coming out of the ear. 
There are professional groomer available in the market. You can take your pets to them for proper grooming. But if you want to save few bucks, you can always try these methods at home.  Start with less and increase slowly. You can ask for dog grooming tips before you start the process. 

Proper grooming is always results in a healthier and happier pet.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Everyone knows there are hundreds of stray cattle roaming on the road in India. Road traffics or blocks are often caused by these animals with road accidents. A serious problem has been arises due to these stray cattle roaming freely on the streets.

At night, this problems becomes worst as the drivers are unable to spot these animals due to darkness. Normally vehicles move at a high speed hence creating a risk of lives to the occupants and these animals, too.

Cows roaming on the road are not healthy. They don;t get grass or other hygienic food to consume. They survive on the food present in garbage and leftovers. This increases the risk of disease or sickness to the cow. Eating meat of such animals and drinking milk can be more dangerous to our health.

These cows comes from illegal or unregistered roadside diaries or cattle shed. Many comes by actually left by their owners due to old age, stop giving milk or owner cannot afford them anymore.


State government initiatives for this issue :

  • Uttar Pradesh is in the process of setting up 5 cow sanctuaries besides 426 Gaushalas which are already built up.  


  • Rajsthan state government is spending Rs. 50 per cattle per day to any one for the good living of stray cattle. 


  • Delhi government hired 150 cow catchers who will catch 10 cows per day. 


Solution :

  • Dairies should be built outside the city. 


  • Creating huge Gaushalas which can tale care of these street cows. 

Saturday, July 8, 2017

A woman in the group of American tourists visiting Amber fort near Jaipur filed a complaint with PETA. A group of eight men including Mahout, was beating an elephant, who tried to escape from the discomfort of carrying tourist uphill in extreme heat.

Jaipur is very common for excessive violence with elephants. A detailed research of elephants, used in rides and other tourists activities , organized by experienced veterinarians animal-welfare experts from PETA, Wildlife SOS, Animal Rahat in Kerala concluded that many elephants are weak, ill due to lack of food.All elephants suffered from physical ailments. Their owners do not have valid ownership certificate.



P.C. - PETA INDIA

The Honorable high court of Kerala, made it mandatory to register the elephants, used in rides, with AWBI (Animal Welfare Board of India). In spite this, none of the elephants used in rides in Jaipur are registered with AWBI.

Elephants in kerala are in much pain. Even the Mahouts beat them with iron-tipped wooden sticks, spiked chains, even pierce their sensitive ears and drills holes into their tusks.

Elephants usually walks upto 50 kilometers daily for food, but these captive elephants are constantly chained and forced to stand at one place causing foot problems. Visually impaired or injured elephants also forced to carry people under sun blaze.

Beating elephants, giving them painful injuries is really cruel. Usually Mothers do not wean baby elephants until they are 10 years old but these cruel captors separate them at the age of 3 years only.  

Join PETA in calling on authorities in Jaipur to protect one of India's most sacred animals by putting an end to all elephant rides in the area immediately.

Put an end to elephant rides in Jaipur. 

Thursday, July 6, 2017

There are thousands of homeless animals in every shelter. Majority are young and healthy. It's really heartbreaking but there are many ways to do something for them without spending money and without leaving the home, too.


Ways To Help Homeless Pets :

  1. Don't buy, Choose adoption : If you're thinking to buy any pet, choose adoption first. There are thousands of homeless pets waiting to get their forever home and with a little research you can find a suitable pet for your home. Adopting from a shelter is like saving two lives. First one is of course, the pet you are adopting. And making a space for a new in shelter.

  1. Educate : Get complete knowledge and educate other people on the importance of adopting a homeless pet. How can they help save lives by just adopting a pet.
  2. Donate supplies : If you don't have a budget to sponsor any cash to shelter, you can donate supplies which are just there at your home. Just like a blanket, towel. Shelters use these blankets for animals to sleep or rest. You can even offer food, animal toys and other pet supplies.
  3. Social media help : The local shelter has many animals which are waiting to get a new home. You can upload their profiles which will help them get a lovely, forever home. If you have anyone looking to buy a pet, ask them to visit the shelter and adopt a lovely pet as per their needs. Such a small help will certainly change their life.
  4. Foster : There are many animals in a shelter and the space is less. You can foster a dog or cat till they find their forever home.
  5. Volunteer : Spend time in your local shelter by helping them fill food bowls, give fresh water, get animals to a walk, grooming and more. 

Be sure to care for homeless animals by not creating more homeless animals. Give time, love to your own pets. Care for them. 




Thursday, June 29, 2017

Animal shelters are overflowing with dogs, cats. These animals are waiting to get a new, loving home. But the basic questions is why these animals gets abandoned?




After a lot of research and from my own experience, i found the main reasons for abandoning animals are :

  • Moving to a new home
  • Pets are not allowed by new landlords
  • No space in new home for pets
  • Allergy if any new member joins the family
  • Personal problems
  • No time to take care of pets
  • Pet illness
  • Biting
  • Maintenance not affordable 
Many a times, owners left animals alone in the room itself while moving. They get noticed after the four closer process, when the realtor or bank enters the home. These animals may die due to lack of food and water, some though survive but with a poor condition.

Behavioral problem is the main reason for dogs to get abandoned. This may be biting or aggression. But these are common issues like barking. Most of the issues may get fixed, but owners do not know this, due to lack of knowledge.

Would you leave your own child in old apartment when moving to a new home? Definitely, NO.
Then why these poor animals get this type of treatment after being loyal to you. They trust on you. Where would they go? They really gets confused, what to do without you.



If you've any new member joining your family and having allergy, always remember, allergy can get treated. This is not fare to abandoned your own pet for such a small reason.



Through outreach and education, we can reduce the number of animals coming to animal shelters. Many shelters do have printed information on how to easily cope up with adopted animals behavioral problems. Some shelters do provide phone support to go through this problem. Being an animal caregiver, you should give your 100% commitment to your pet. Shelters helps educate people for this.

Before adopting any pet, you should really think on how you will handle the behavioral issues. You can take the help of shelter people. This will certainly help reduce animals to get abandoned.

Write to me, if you know anyone who have abandoned their pets. What are the ways to prevent it from your point of view.





Monday, June 26, 2017

In every country, except China, Dogs can be police officers, service dogs, emotional support for abused children, a child's best friend, a family's loyal pet and more.

China, Yulin conduct dog meat festival every year. This festival starts in summer on 21st June every year which lasts for 10 days where more than 10,000 dogs including pups get consumed.  Large number of dogs are stolen from their loving families, rest are stray dogs and the dogs raised in dog farm.

These dogs are forced to travel without food and water, in a tight cage, for days one over the other where they can't even move a bit. At Yulin, these dogs are hanged, burned, skinned, boiled, torched and beaten that too ALIVE. This all goes on the streets in front of public. Moreover, they tortured these poor animals in front of other animals so that they get stressed and feared.

The belief behind this torture is while they are still ALIVE, more the animals have run fear through their blood, more tasty their meat will be.  It also gives the men more sexual stamina, keep them cook during the hot summer.



The tradition of eating dog meat is around 400 years old. Dog meat traders started this event to boost up the business.

Animal welfare activist have been trying for years to get this horrible tradition banned. Unfortunately, government of China is giving some reasons to avoid this ban. We need to send the petition to the old generation people, who still believe in this tradition of eating dog meat.

We are the 20th century generation and we believe that this act is cruel and inhuman. The poor animals do not deserve this type of treatment and millions of people across all the countries are against of it.

We should boycott Chinese products until they ban this act.

Sign this petition to convince China's government, how cruel this act is. And they should better ban this festival.



Sign the Petition here : Change.org

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

If you see any animal/bird is injured/abandoned or any animal related help, kindly contact on given numbers below.

All the organizations run on contribution by people like you, we request you to have patience till the help arrives.

Stay with the animal till you receive the help. Offer food, water and first aid treatment to the animal.

NGO and the helpline numbers:

IDA India–
Helpline Mumbai area: +91-9320056581, 022-32681418
Helpline vashi area:+91-9320056585, 022-32681419
Helpline for horses/cattle: +91-9920587845
Neral centre for horses: +91-9860344750

Mumbai SPCA– 022-24137518, 022-2413 5285

Welfare of Stray Dogs 
Mahalaxmi centre area: 022 2306 0275/ 022 64222838(office)

Ahimsa
Malad-goregaon area: 022 2880 8206

Ashray for Animals
South of Dadar area: +91-9833839011 (driver). +919820758266 (Sunetra)

Manav Mandir
Bombay Central area: +91-9224699635
Andheri area: 022 65651313, +91-9819100100
Ghatkopar to Kurla area: 022 25022358, 022 25112929
Virar area: 95250-2502222 / 95250 3203333

Karuna 
Helpline: +91 9819100100
Bombay Central area: 022 23018863
Thane to Kanjur area: 022 32522588
Bhiwandi area: +91 9850530001
Virar-Vasai-Nalasopara area: 95250 2502222, 95250 3203333, +91 9970170780, Kantibhai +91 9960747547

Bahena 
Thane to Ghatkopar area: 022 25689999

Mangal Vardhini
Ghatkopar-Chembur area: 022 65252573

PAWS
Dombivli / Thane / Kalyan area: +91 9820161114 (Nilesh

Save our strays
Western Suburb area: 022 26351503 , +91 9820141310

ASHA- Western Suburb– +91 9820127085

ALAS
Goregaon area: 022 28761313

Advanced Centre for Treatment Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC) by Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar In case a person wants to bring any cancer-affected animal to the Kharghar centre, they need to fix an appointment by sending an email to pets@actrec.gov.in or calling animal cancer helpline at 022-27405000, extension 5451

All India Animal Welfare Association (AIAWA)
Address: Dr E Moses Road, Mahalakshmi
Contact: 022-23094077
Timings: 24 hours, Mon-Sat
Services: Animal Birth control, immunization, anti-rabies treatment, general surgery, general medical treatment for small animals

Animal Lovers Association Society (ALAS)
Address: Jaykar Smurti, Shop No 55, Aarey Road, Opp Rajasthan hall, Goregaon (West)
Contact: 022-28761313, 28763856
Timings: 9 am-7 pm, Mon-Sat
Services: Mobile clinic for treatment of strays only, prevention of cruelty to animals;
Areas Covered: Goregaon to Mira Road

Animal Matters to Me Mumbai (AMTM Mumbai)
Address: B601, Shyam Nagar, Off JVLR, Behind Majas depot, Jogeshwari (East)- Mumbai 400060. Landmark – Ganpati Mandir Lane.
Contact: Dr. Ankita Pathak, Mobile +91-9820335799. Ganesh Nayak, Mobile +91-9819380310. www.amtmindia.org, https://www.facebook.com/amtmindia

Services and Initiatives: Sterilization – TNR Program·  Merchandise sale for fund-raisers· Aimal rescues/ fostering/ adoptions·  Charity merchandise for fund-raisers· Stray dog vaccination drives (monthly)·  Stray cat vaccination drives (monthly)·  Feeding programme for stray animals (ongoing since inception)·  Rice, lentils, dry food donations to individual stray animal feeders· Awareness camps in schools/collages/corporate spaces/public places·  Fighting against animal cruelty·  Municipality pet license

Association For Service & Healing Of Animals
Contact: Brinda 91-9820127085      Timings: 10 am-5.30 pm Mon-Sat
Services: Animal birth control, funding, hospitalization, medical services for stray animals, awareness programmes in schools and colleges with regard to animals (especially reptiles and snakes) and the environment, holding camps for working cattle, horses and donkeys (they hold medical camps for the animals who work and whose owners are poor to afford their treatment)

Bahena
Address: Telecast, RRT Road, Mulund (West)
Contact: 022-26673838
Timings: 9 am-6 pm, Mon-Sat
Services: 4 ambulances and provide medical aid including surgery to stray birds and animals
Areas Covered: Bandra to Dahisar, Ghatkopar to Thane, Airoli to Vashi

Bai Sakerbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital (SPCA)
Address: Dr. SS Rao Road, Opp MD college, Behind Mahatama Gandhi Hospital, Lalbaug
Contact: 022-24133598,24137518
Timings: 9 am-12 pm, Mon-Sat
Services: Medical treatment for all animals, surgeries, immunization, birth control

In Defense of Animals (IDA)
Deonar Centre Address: Near Deonar Municipal Colony, Near Cemetry, Off Mankhurd Lane Road, Govandi, Deonar
Contact: 022-32681418; Mobile: 9320056581, 9320056583
Timings: 9 am-5 pm, Mon-Sat
Services: Animal Birth control, immunization, anti rabies treatment, general surgery, medical treatment for small animals, prevention of cruelty to animals
Areas Covered: 2 mobile clinics that operate on both the central and western Mumbai
Vashi Centre Address: Shwan Niyantran Kenra, opp Kopri Gaon, Koperkhairne, After Petrol Pump,Sector 28, Navi Mumbai
Contact: 022-32681419 Mobile 9320056584-85
Timings: 9 am-5 pm
Services: Animal Birth control, immunization, anti rabies treatment, general surgery, medical treatment for small animals, prevention of cruelty to animals
Areas Covered: Mobile clinic from Digha to CBD Belapur

Karuna
Address: Mukti Nivas, Shop No 3 (Tasyani Print-O-Graph), VP Road, Opp Bombay Mercantile Co-op Bank, Andheri (West)
Contact: 022-65651313
Timings: 10 am–7 pm, Mon-Sat
Services: 4 mobile clinics which are used to treat general medical problems of stray dogs

Plant & Animals Welfare Society (PAWS)
Address: A-14 Savitri Sadan, Dr. Mukherji Road, Dombivli (East)
Contact: Mr. Nilesh Bhanage 91- 9820161114; Timings: 24X7
Services: Rescue operations, rehabilitation, adoptions, anti rabies treatments, animal birth control, wildlife rescue, pigeon center, ambulance services for medical treatment, educational seminars in schools
Areas Covered: Navi Mumbai and Thane Areas

Thane SPCA, Address: N.K.T Compound, Besides Bhramand Complex, Kolshet Road, Azadnagar, Thane, Maharashtra 400607, Phone:093222 71966

Source - http://www.headsupfortails.com/blog/emergency-contact-numbers-for-animals-birds-mumbai/
India has the largest number of street dogs, which are roaming freely on the road. Most of these dogs belongs to ancient canine family known as Pariah Dog, which is there all over Asia and Africa.

These dogs live on garbage created by humans. The dogs are often kept as pets by rural and urban slum people.

To control the population, sterilization is the best method, i guess. NGOs should invest a little more time in spaying and neutering, which reduce the overall population of stray dogs in country.

Adopt, Don't Buy :

Nowadays, we all can see one statement that Don't Buy. Adopt. And that is very much correct. Stray dogs/pups needs your love. They are much loyal than any other dog breed. Then why are you wasting your money for a foreign dog breed. Go and adopt a street dog. He will be much more happy to have a lifelong home, loving parents.



Some steps we can take to reduce the suffering on street :

  1. All dogs in a particular area should be sterilized. This way we can reduce the number of newborn pups.
  2. There should be some responsible person in every area, who will ensure any new dog who comes in is sterilized.
  3. Individual people should take active part in sterilization process instead of being dependent on any organization or NGO.   


If all humans put an effort to help in any of the way mentioned above, our country will be the much better place for strays. 





Friday, June 16, 2017

Hats off to Peta India Movement ! They finally did it.

After being chained for 51 long years, Gajraj - a 63- year old bull elephant - has been successfully rescued from his chains. Gajraj was kept as a tourist attraction at Bhavani Museum and Yamai Devi temple at Satara.

Gajraj was kept isolated receiving abusive treatment in these 50 years.  After the inspection by Wildlife SOS veterinarians, Gajraj is suffered from toenail abscesses in his legs and it may spread to the bone. Both of his foot pads shows severe degeneration, which could make him severely lame.

But now, he will receive good treatment and will start getting company with his fellow elephants.



More than 200,000 supporters from PETA India helped Gajraj to have his life back. But the rescue was not as easy as it is seen. Hundreds of villagers and his mahuts showed an objection even threatened mass suicide. But on examining Gajraj's situation, under Maharashtra-government's notice, a veterinarians team confirmed varies injuries and an untreated abscesses on his hinds and elbows.

Sources said that, Gajraj was taken to the place when he was 12 years old from MP 800 kilometers away which took almost a month and a half.

Now Gajraj will be in safest place where he can roam anywhere without chains, bath in river and be in the company of another fellow elephants.

Thanks to Peta India.