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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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June 26, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka details on Cataract, Pseudo-Pregnancy and Anisocoria in cats By Maneka Gandhi I recently noticed a discolouration in the centre of a 4-month-old kitten’s eye — it’s like a cloudy circle but has no discharge or irritation to the eye? An opacity in the lens of the eye is most…

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June 19, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how to take care of baby squirrels, explains about respiratory illnesses in horses, behaviour of rabbits and more By Maneka Bandhi A man down the road has several donkeys that he uses for carrying bricks. One donkey limps. He also has some pus in his hooves. What should…

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June 12, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about guinea pig, its behavioural changes and ideal temperature for it to be healthy By Maneka Gandhi My guinea pig has become slow and listless these days. Is something wrong? Generally, if you notice a change in behaviour in your Guinea pig, it is wise to check for…

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June 5, 2019

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains about dog’s and cat’s diet; Also, about DOs and DON’Ts as a new dog owner. By Maneka Gandhi Can I feed my dog with sweet and sugary substances? Is it bad for its health? Or is it just a myth? Candy, gum and baked goods are sweetened by…

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