11:02 am Relocating with pets has always been a nitty-gritty moment for the masters, so just think how anxious it could make your pets. They easily get irritated when we make any changes in their habitat or their living environment. Such problems don't come with a magical solution. Aakanksha Bhargava, CEO of PMR, underlines few tips that could make your beloved companion's experience a bit calmer and enjoyable. Closely research the pet import laws in the place that you're relocating First things first, get all the paperwork done before moving to the desired location. Basically paperwork is needed only when you are planning to cross state lines or planning for air travel, only then you have to keep your papers in order. In case if you are moving a few blocks away there is no need for paperwork. Talk to your vet Before shifting, you should talk with your veterinary doctor over the issue, and seek their guidance. You should visit the veterinarian to get all the important vaccinations, medications and records updated before leaving for the new place. It is also essential to find out if your pet needs to be tranquillised. If yes, then would it be safe for your pet or not. Once you have reached your destination, find a vet who can visit your place at regular intervals. Just like humans they also need to be taken care of. Work with a pet relocation service company If you are worrying a bit about your pet relocation, you should immediately consult with a pet relocation agency. Their mentorship can help you in this difficult moment. They will offer you the state of the art services, which can resolve your issues up to some extent. Such agencies will provide you every support you have needed, the only thing you have to assure them, is you obey all of your destination's pet import rules. Start getting your pet early in their kennels as early as possible (customized kennels for the pet) Relocating a pet by keeping him inside a kennel is one of the safest and secure methods. Pet kennels provide a lot of benefits to the pets irrespective of their mode of travel. That's why it's been suggested to acquaint your pet with the kennel before relocations. Higher the association of pet with the kennel, lower will be the trouble during relocation. A professional pet moving company not only help one with moving their pets along but also takes care of the basic yet crucial details such as tranquilising details which are a must and should be affixed to the container. One can find essential details, such as time at which tranquiliser was given, type of sedation, dosage and estimated durations for tranquilising. Apart from this, proper feeding and watering requirements should be kept along with kennel. All the necessary feeding instructions should be affixed to the container along with the supplies at the outer top side of the container. Why should we use a kennel? Reduces travel anxiety. Prevents injuries to the pets. Maintains the supply of food and water. Prevents any kind of littering inside the vehicle premises. Get all your documents in order Make sure that you have all the sets of required documents. The set of required documents will be of rabies vaccines and other vaccinations documents, a letter from your vet allowing the pet to travel, certificates satisfying the pet norms of the desired place is crucial. It is also essential to keep in mind that sufficient information and arrangements regarding quarantine and delivery are also mentioned. Also whether or not the pet is accompanied with an attendant and whether or not the "Live Animal" Label has been correctly identified and attached with the pet's document & kennel. Know where your pet will be on running day Make sure you microchip all of your animals during your last vet visit if they aren't already chipped. Have all ID tags, collars and leashes accessible on the move-out day to put on your pet on surveillance mode. Keep their food, toys and beds available so you can set them up easily once you get to the new house. Along with checking for anything in the house that you left behind, make sure you count heads before you leave, including kids and pets. After moving day, don't let pets roam around the neighbourhood until they are acclimated Ease your pet into the new house by familiarizing it a little bit. Place their common items in the places they're used to - bowls, litter boxes, scratching posts. For example, if their bowls were in the old place in the kitchen, keep the bowls in the kitchen in the new place. When their litter box is inside the toilet, put it in the new place in the kitchen. Also, don't let your pet to roam in the surrounding until they get familiar to everyone. Source:IANS
05:07 pm New Delhi: Salman Khan has been actively sharing posts about different facets of his life on social media and his latest Instagram entry is not an exception. On Wednesday night, Salman shared an adorable picture along with his little friend, who happens to be his pet pooch. Salman can be seen caressing his dog and looking at him lovingly in the picture. In his post, the 53-year-old actor described his little friend as the "most loving, loyal and selfless species." He wrote: "Spending time with the most loving, loyal and selfless species." The picture received over 3 lakh likes within a few hours. Salman's pet pooch frequently makes appearances on his Instagram profile. A few days ago, the actor shared a video from his work-out session, in which his dog walked into the frame, leaving Salman amused, who could be seen smiling in the video. Salman has never shied away from expressing his love for his pets. When the actor lost his dog Mylove in October last year, the actor shared a special post on social media. That's not it, When his pet dogs - Myson and Myjaan died in 2009, the actor constructed a memorial for them in Mumbai.
05:07 pm Perth: Cats could be banned from going outdoors during certain hours under laws to tackle the number of strays in Western Australia. Government officials in Perth are reviewing cat and dog legislation after a rise in complaints about stray animals. Proposed changes to the Cat Act 2011 could see felines forced to stay indoors permanently or given curfews that limit them from going outdoors between sunrise and sunset. The law review could also see harsher penalties handed out for owners of noisy or dangerous dogs. According to PerthNow newspaper, hospitals in Perth treat about 25 people a week on average for dog bites. Since 2013, punishment for dog owners whose pets attack people or other animals was increased to a maximum A$10,000 (£5,400) fine or 12 months in jail.
05:07 pm Abu Dhabi: The largest aquarium in the Middle East was now 70 per cent complete and is set to open next year in Abu Dhabi, the media reported on Thursday. The 10-zone, the giant National Aquarium at Al Qana measuring over 7,000 square metres is expected to welcome an estimated 1 million visitors per year, Gulf News reported. The aquarium will form one of the key anchor features at Al Qana, the much-anticipated waterfront destination in the heart of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital. Home to more than 33,000 marine creatures, responsibly and ethically sourced from around the world, The National Aquarium will be led by a world-class team of 80 marine experts and specialists. Commenting on the progress of the project, general manager of The National Aquarium Paul Hamilton, said: "This will bring the excitement and wonder of the oceans to the doorsteps of Abu Dhabi's community and to visitors from all around the world. "Through accredited educational programmes and accessible information, people of all ages will be able to understand more about the marine world at The National Aquarium." The National Aquarium will have a whole department dedicated to education. It will have the capacity to welcome 50,000 school children a year to visit and learn at the site. Guests will be able to learn about more than 250 species, spanning from the tropical waters of the Pacific and freshwaters of the Amazon through to the frozen ice caps of the Arctic and the caves of the Mediterranean. At its core, The National Aquarium will educate about the UAE and Arabian Gulf, celebrating the marine marvels of its home nation.
05:07 pm New Delhi: It's not just dogs, but cats can be your furry friends too. If you got one, understand how to maintain their nutritional requirements to ensure a healthy lifestyle for cats, say experts. Lack of proper knowledge about the essential nutrients required for their diet can be detrimental to the cat's health and growth. Gaurav Kwatra, Director, PURINA PetCare India, that has recently launched PURINA FRISKIES, a premium cat food brand in India, and veterinarian Hitesh Swali have shared some key points to keep in mind while selecting the right food for cats: * Cats have unique nutritional needs: Nutrients such as taurine should be included in their diet as they are unable to produce sufficient amounts naturally. A deficiency in taurine can result in a number of conditions in which their heart and eye health can severely suffer. * Cats need more protein: Adult cats require approximately 44 per cent more protein than adult dogs. If protein intake is inadequate, the cat will start to break down its own body protein to meet its energy requirements. This high protein must also be accompanied by essential amino acids, essential fatty acids and vitamins such as A and D. * Cats are picky eaters: It is necessary to provide cats with an exciting mealtime experience. While complete nutrition is extremely important for cats, it is equally important to delight their senses through differently shaped kibbles and delicious aromas. * Cats enjoy small meals: Unlike dogs, cats are nibblers and enjoy many small meals throughout the day. Hence, it is important that the food is nutritionally balanced and provides the right nutrients in adequate amounts. * Cats cannot survive on a vegetarian diet: Cats are obligate carnivores, hence it is impossible to meet their requirements with a vegetarian diet. Cats also have different nutritional requirements and different ways in which their body assimilates nutrients hence cat food formulated by nutritionists addresses these unique needs.