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PET TALK: April 29th, 2020
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PET TALK: April 29th, 2020

April 29, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains measures to introduce resident cats to new or foster cats  By Maneka Gandhi Is sodium selenite safe in dog food? Sodium selenite can be a controversial substance when it is used in dog food. This is because, although the mineral is essential for normal cell function in all…

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April 22, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells about the steps to be taken to help street animals during summer By Maneka Gandhi Does a person require a licence to engage in animal selling activities? The Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change notified the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Pet Shop) Rules, 2018 in the…

Pet Talk: April 15, 2020
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Pet Talk: April 15, 2020

April 15, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains how to leash train a cat and about first aid for a dog injured in accident By Maneka Gandhi Can I vaccinate a pregnant animal? Vaccinations should not be given to pregnant animals, but most vaccinations are safe for nursing animals. What should be the first aid medication for a…

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March 18, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about the effect of relocation on the emotions of Dogs By Maneka Gandhi Do dogs like being kissed? When you kiss a dog, you may notice signs that indicate they know the kiss is a gesture of affection. Dogs learn by association. As they get older, and with…

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March 11, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka tells how one’s diet and lifestyle impact cows in India and more By Maneka Gandhi How can we prevent and treat ketosis in cows? Ketosis is a metabolic disorder that occurs in cattle when energy demands (example: High milk production) exceed energy intake and result in a negative energy…

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March 4, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about most common diseases in chickens and more How much food and water do chickens need? A chicken, on an average basis, needs about 5 litres of water with half a cup of feed daily. Do chickens make a family? For chickens, family is very vital. Generally, a…

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February 26, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains why a cat makes ‘chirp’ sound when it sees a bird By Maneka Gandhi What is the ‘wet dog smell’? How can I  prevent it? Some breeds of dogs have more oils in their coats than other breeds. The oil is called Sebum and it collects on the…

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February 13, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk,  Maneka explains why cats sometimes eat their own offspring By Maneka Gandhi What are the most common mistakes people make when feeding a cat ? Giving the cat too much food: Along with dry food, cats should only be fed two tablespoons of wet food, two times a day. Feeding…

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February 5, 2020

In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains about some of the behaviours in cats By Maneka Gandhi My cat had her kittens. She keeps one of them under my bed then brings him back to her nest a few minutes later. Why is she doing this? She is probably uncomfortable with the spot where her…

Medical research often involves animal testing. What are alternatives to it?
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Medical research often involves animal testing. What are alternatives to it?

January 29, 2020

By Maneka Gandhi Using cadavers, computer simulators and human clinical and epidemiological studies, is faster, more reliable, less expensive and more humane than using animal tests. Ingenious scientists have used human brain cells to develop a model “microbrain” that can be used to study tumours. They have also developed artificial skin and artificial bone marrow….

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