Published: 08th September 2017
This young vet in Hyderabad can help you figure out when your furry friend is in pain
Allvet Pet clinic in Hyderabad attempts to shed light on how to handle your dogs and cats when they are in pain
While we make our pain known - sometimes loud and clear - the whimpers of cats and dogs might go unnoticed even to an attentive owner. Allvet Pet Clinic in Banjara Hills is here to help you notice what sometimes might go unobserved when it comes to animals. Hyderabad-based Dr Sujit Seshadri, on September 9, is going to be your guide through a seminar on Pain Management in Old Cats and Dogs. Not only will he give a presentation and answer questions in this interactive seminar, the clinic is offering free x-rays for dogs above six years of age and blood tests at a discounted rate. All this in the bid to promote awareness about arthritis and it's associated pain in pets. "While the answer to chronic pains is a pain killer but we want to talk to owners, help them identify pain early on in dogs and cats so that they can lead a comfortable life," says Dr Sujit who has a dog named Dora back home.
Save the date: Allvet Pet Clinic conducts one workshop every month and for the next one, they are planning to do one regarding skin issues
The cause of most pain in dogs is arthritis, says Dr Sujit, which plagues most of them which could be hereditary or due to over-feeding. "Owners tend to pamper dogs a lot hence feed them a lot of table scraps, which we repeatedly advice owners not to," the 24-year-old says, who used to volunteer at the Blue Cross as a child. Golden Retrievers, St Bernards, Labradors and German Shepards are more prone to this ailment when compared to, say, Terriers and Beagles and the obvious inference is that bigger dogs are more prone to the pain of arthritis. And overfeeding just doesn't help. People too are going for these fancy breeds because of many factors including how they are portrayed. "We see a golden retriever in Pedigree ADs and a beagle in the Vodafone ones. Indian dogs are very good actually and naturally suited to our climate and environment," says Dr Suvjit who is pro adopting stray dogs which even have reduced the risk of arthritis.
Sad days: It might be difficult to detect early stages of Arthritis in dogs
And when it comes to our feline friends, arthritis may be rare but they are prone to fractures from accidents and megacolon - constipation which is caused by hairballs which form due to them licking their fur. "The trick is to identify all ailments early on and get help when there is still a chance to do something," he concludes.
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