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September 18, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how to teach a dog to ‘speak’ and to be ‘quiet’ on command By Maneka Gandhi What should I do when a stray dog is removed and repositioned to another location? According to the ‘Animal Birth Control Rules, 2001’ and the ‘Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960’…

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September 11, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives tips on how to prevent a dog from chewing the leash By Maneka Gandhi Why do wolves howl? The ancestors of domesticated dogs, wolves howl as a form of long-distance communication, conveying a range of information. Because of the high pitch, and the suspension of notes, the sounds…

Pet Talk: August 28, 2019
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Pet Talk: August 28, 2019

August 28, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how to ensure that a pet’s newborn litter finds a good home By Maneka Gandhi My pet dog just had puppies. When can I put them up for adoption? Ideally you should wait a week or two after the puppies have weaned from their mothers before putting them…

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August 21, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains how taking a bath could be stressful for a guinea pig and more By Maneka Gandhi Is it alright to let my young children play with guinea pigs? Guinea pigs are delicate creatures, so ensure your children are supervised while playing with their pet guinea pig. Teach your…

Pet Talk: August 7, 2019
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Pet Talk: August 7, 2019

August 7, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains about the effects of alcohol on dogs and moths’ reaction to light By Maneka Gandhi Recently a dog became famous all over social media for his antics after drinking alcohol. Should I let my pet consume alcohol? Dogs should never have any type of alcohol — or even…

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July 31, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells about keeping rabbits as pets, its diet, life span and health care. By Maneka Gandhi Do rabbits make good pets? Rabbits have strikingly distinctive personalities. They can be as playful and silly as puppies or kittens, as independent and fascinating as cats, or as loyal and openly affectionate…

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July 24, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about the spider-ant relation and explains how a species can be one’s predator and other’s prey By Maneka Gandhi Why does my dog shed hair? Shedding a small amount is normal for every mammal including you. But any more means that the dog is not well and you…

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July 17, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains why so many whales are getting washed on beaches and what can be done to help the situation By Maneka Gandhi Can the age of fishes be determined? Scales, bones, fin rays and fish ear bones (otoliths) have all been used to determine the age of fish, since…

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July 10, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about  Professional Dog Walker and how to stop a dog from chewing certain objects The people who own the flat downstairs are never there. They live abroad and come back in the winter, three months later. They keep a dog who howls the whole day. He is taken…

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July 3, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka gives information about parakeets, parrots and budgerigars By Maneka Gandhi My pet parakeet’s nares and cere are crusty. What does that mean? The most common reason for this condition is a mite called Knemidokoptes. This usually appears as a fuzzy or crusty overgrowth of the tissue of the cere…

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