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Withdrawal and inactivity may lead to depression in dogs

Dog depression symptoms are very similar to those in people, but vets warn those symptoms also can mean a dog has a medical problem, so the first course of action should always be a full checkup by a veterinarian.

Q. Are dogs prone to depression

Yes dogs are prone to depression and these are the indications that one should look out for. Dog depression symptoms are very similar to those in people.
a) Dogs will become withdrawn and inactive.
c) Their eating and sleeping habits often change.
d) They don't participate in the things they once enjoyed.
But vets warn those symptoms also can mean a dog has a medical problem, so the first course of action should always be a full checkup by a veterinarian.
Q. What chemical can I use to kill mites in a dog kennel?
Take a spray bottle and fill it with bleach. Spray in every corner. If you don't want to use it very often then use boiling hot water
Q. I can see abandoned puppies/kittens near me without a mother. What should I do?
First, double check the surrounding areas for the mother, because she will take the best care. If there is no sign of the mother for more than 5 hours, bring the babies into a safe place. Into your garden, verandah, under the stairs, gated park – any place where you can keep an eye on them and they will not be killed or get lost by wandering away. If it is cold then make a temporary cardboard box shed for them and put a towel on the ground. Make sure they are fed several times a day. Involve as many people in the community as you can so that everyone can take turns and you can protect the animals against animal haters.
Help the kittens to urinate by rubbing a tissue paper or a wet cloth around their anuses, keep them warm, get them vaccinated and put them up for adoption (Through a Facebook link, social media, within your family and relatives, etc), once they are healthy. The rewards of saving little helpless lives are immense.
Q. My pet had pet food of a particular company and got ill as a result. What action can I take in law, if any?
Take a sample of the food and see if you can get it analysed at a lab . It may be stale or rotten. Show the food to your vet and get a reading from him. Most vets have labs that they use. See if they will agree to analyse the food. If you're able to draw a direct cause and action relationship between the pet food that your dog consumed and the resultant illness, file a complaint of negligence in the consumer court. Before that send a legal notice to the company. Keep the food tightly sealed so that it becomes evidence. According to torts law (developed by common law and precedents), your dog food company owes a duty of care to you, the customer, and breach of that duty results in damages to be paid by the food company.
This is also covered under the Consumer Protection Act of 1986. In order to file a complaint, first identify the jurisdiction of the court under which the complaint is to be filed (territorial jurisdiction according to your district). You will be required to pay a prescribed fee along with your complaint, accompanied with the authorisation letter and your signature. Don't forget to mention the name, description and address of the complainant and the name, description, address of the opposite party or parties against whom relief is claimed. You also need to provide the copies of all the documents supporting your allegations. You can also ask for compensation costs which should be specifically alleged in the complaint. Besides compensation, you can also ask for the refunds, damages, litigation costs, and interest amount.
17. I want to go on a holiday. Where can I leave my pet?
The concept of pet day cares is quickly evolving in India, and you can leave your pet at a day care for a few days. You can also try contacting your neighbours and relatives, if they're willing to do so.
you can also obtain the necessary permits and medical reports from the airline company that you're willing to travel with, and find out about pet travel . The fees vary from company to company. So, your pet can also accompany you.
(Send your questions to manekaanimallove@gmail.com)

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