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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about  vaccination schedule for pups and leash-training cats At what age can you take the community pups to get their rabies injection? The following is the vaccination schedule you can follow for pups: 3 weeks – Deworming the pup for round worms and hook worms;…

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about animal shelters, adoption drive and euthanasia What is the difference between animal cruelty and neglect? Animal cruelty can be of two types: Active (commission) and passive (omission). Passive cruelty, also known as neglect, includes instances where there is a lack of action, rather than…

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks more on cat’s behaviour Why do cats hate baths? Probably because wet fur is so annoying. A cat’s fur takes much longer to dry than a dog’s. Why do cat’s stretch so much? Like in humans, stretching feels good. It increase the blood flow, stops…

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka speaks about the intelligence of Dogs, Wolves, Cockatoos and Squirrels Cockatoos are pretty but do they have any special skills? Cockatoos have been nicknamed “animal master-burglars” because they can pick almost any lock. In a University of Vienna study, an adult male cockatoo named “Pipin” retrieved a…

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains about how smartness differs from one animal to other. People would rather eat sheep and goats than dogs because there is this belief that they are brainless and have no emotions. According to the scientists of the University of Cambridge, sheep can even recognise human…

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains about animals and birds’ smartness Human beings think they are smarter than all animals because they can use tools. Can any animal use tools as well? Almost every animal. And it has taken the human thousands of years to realise that, so that makes us…

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains how intelligent, curious, adaptive and loyal are chickens. Are chickens birdbrained? I have kept them and I find them extremely intelligent, curious, adaptive, loyal and fierce in their defence. If I didn’t keep abandoned and mutilated dogs, I would certainly keep only chickens and pigs….

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka talks about depression in dogs and post operation requirements after neutering pet? What is fish food made of? The food for aquarium freshwater fishes is: Dry food: It includes flakes, pellets and sticks. Flakes and sticks are often low in fibre and can cause constipation, therefore…

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains, how study of animal faeces can be helpful and also about the harmful effects of fireworks on animals. Why do scientists study animal faeces? Faeces can be a treasure trove of information about wildlife. The teeth and hair contained inside a carnivore’s excrement can reveal…

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By Maneka Gandhi In this week’s Pet Talk, Maneka explains about possible causes of a dog constantly scratching or licking itself. My dog is constantly scratching or licking himself. What kind of skin condition could he have? Possible causes range from parasites to allergies to underlying illness — 1. Allergic Dermatitis: Dogs can have allergic…

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