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Old 26th December 2012, 10:11   #3046
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P.s - Any post which deals in taking the pet in a Car? Please share the link.
One of our dogs, Simba, was very averse to being in a car as he only associated it with going to the Vet. He'd dig his claws into the ground and just refuse to be lifted in! But our labrador Cassius just loves it! Every time the car is parked outside, he does a Superman through the window! But then, he's been to the Vet in the car just twice, and was used to the Vet before that since he was abandoned there before we got him.

Sheel, has your dog been in a car before? Try keeping her occupied while she's inside, and keep windows atleast half open as dogs can get very claustrophobic especially with the AC on. Associate the ride with good things. Like Hooloovoo said, feed her something nice before and after the ride. Soon, she'll be hankering to get into the car at any instant

As she's an Indian dog, you wouldn't need to worry much about getting fur all over the car, but use a blanket over the seat against mud and drool. And carry lots of water and her bowl if its a long drive.

Wish her many happy miles with you!

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Old 26th December 2012, 12:55   #3047
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When my dog was a puppy, my husband and I scheduled our work hours so that she was alone at home only for an hour or so each day. If you have flexible work time or can work from home, this will work.
Do you have family/ friends in the city who can watch your dog while you're at work? There are day care centers for dogs in some cities, but that might prove to be expensive.
If you work for yourself, you could take the dog to the office with you. I do, and she's a great stress-buster
I wish I could take him/her along, but I can't. I guess I will have to wait till my parents start living with me, they love dogs too . Everyone will have company then.
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Neutering will ensure exactly this
Thanks a ton buddy, you always explain things so detailed.

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You are not depriving your dog from any rights. He will hardly get to mate once or twice even if you dont get him neutered.
Thank you guys, we have had a discussion and decided to neuter our little fellow

Any first class vets in Hyderabad that you can suggest ?
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Any first class vets in Hyderabad that you can suggest ?
I take my dog to Dr. Lakshmi at the Animal Care Clinic. She's expensive, but she's also a good vet. Make sure you take an appointment to see her before you go.
I've heard that Dr. Praveen in Punjagutta is also good, but I've never been to him personally.
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I take my dog to Dr. Lakshmi at the Animal Care Clinic. She's expensive, but she's also a good vet. Make sure you take an appointment to see her before you go..
Thank you hooloovoo, I have heard a lot about of Dr.Lakshmi from my colleagues too. The place is little far for me as i stay in Old Alwal, 16-18 Km away and my dog pukes when it comes to car drives :( But let me still try taking him there.
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Old 26th December 2012, 21:07   #3051
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Here is my Golden Devil!! at his Playful Best!!
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@Sheel: just did a 488km drive from Bangalore to Thrissur yesterday (2nd one this month actually) with our two Labradors.

Here's a few random pointers for long drives:
1. Give them something for motion sickness if they're not used to long drives (or even normal drives). This helps a lot - the driver and the dog.
2. Let them attend to their nature's call before getting into the vehicle.
3. Don't feed them too much; just enough to pull through the journey.
4. Take breaks, maybe every hour or two depending on how restless they are.
5. Make sure their space is comfortable, the surface stable. Top it up with thick padding (something like a Dari) and cover it up with a blanket.
6. The dogs will be panting depending on how hyper they're and/or how hot/cold it is in the cabin (a/c can't take a toll; parole with dry skin know this). This drains them of water - when you take a break (and after they attended to nature's call) give them water to drink.
7. Be wary of where you stop to let your dog out; as a rule of thumb, keep an eye out for anything that might cause trouble (don't forget to keep an eye on the vehicle itself).
8. If you're the only one in the vehicle with the dog, make sure you talk to them to calm them down (even otherwise, talking to them reassures them).
9. When driving, avoid sudden movements - braking, turning, accelerating etc. - this can really make them restless. Be careful when negotiating speed breakers and potholes. Go slow.

Will try to post some pictures of the vehicle setup
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Our beloved "Snoopy" passed away yesterday after sharing 13.5 beautiful years with us. Having a really hard time getting over it, he had developed an enlarged heart and kidneys had almost failed. Passed away peacefully into God's meadows. RIP buddy, will always miss you..



A beautiful poem I came across on google:

Message To My Master
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The day you laid me down to sleep
you prayed to the Lord; my soul to keep
I know you had to send me on my way
but you sent me to a new; better; and much brighter day
You sent me home; to heaven above
where I'm cradled in God's arms; covered with His love
I understand what you did; you did out of love
and I'll return that love; from my new home above
My sickness is gone; and I'm free here to roam
I run and play in the meadows; here in my new home
We play here by the Bridge; from morning to night
there is no rain here; just warm sunlight
I know you all miss me; I miss you all too
but I'll always be with you; whatever you do
Please wipe the tears; from your weeping eyes
by remembering the good times; from days gone by
When you look out; into the dark of night
I'll be that bright star; your guiding light
We'll meet again at the Bridge one day
when we'll walk in the light; together to stay
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Lovely poem. Thank you for sharing. Sorry to hear about your loss and hope you feel better soon.
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My vet suggested Soya nuggets as a good source for protein. Can anybody tell me if there are any side effects and is anyone using it already ?

I want to try it for my Lab (8 months old).

Also please suggest some calcium tablets to use.

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My vet suggested Soya nuggets as a good source for protein. Can anybody tell me if there are any side effects and is anyone using it already ?
I want to try it for my Lab (8 months old).
the closest alternative to meat, and quite packed with proteins too. Good supplement, but usually only advised if your dog is on vegetarian diet currently. Wouldn't hurt to give him 2-3 nuggets a day .

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Nutrical by Pfizer. The best that I ever used. They are not flavoured, so you can consider silently adding it into his food bowl before he starts hogging . Dosage is mentioned on the tablet box.

There was a cheaper brand called Caldipet which came in syrup form and flavoured tablets. Not sure if that is still available. Dogs usually like flavoured tabs more.
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Wouldn't hurt to give him 2-3 nuggets a day .
Thanks again .
Asked the vet since I am wondering if my pet is getting the required protein levels in his food (Royal Canin, Lab Junior)

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Nutrical by Pfizer. The best that I ever used. They are not flavoured, so you can consider silently adding it into his food bowl before he starts hogging .
Double thanks buddy.

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Thanks again .
Asked the vet since I am wondering if my pet is getting the required protein levels in his food (Royal Canin, Lab Junior)
If he is on a full-time diet of RoyalCanin, that should cover his nutritional needs during this phase (including protein) , logically you don't need anything extra. As a bonus, you could probably mix these soya nuggets with his regular RC food or give them out as treats.

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Couldn't resist posting some pictures of my own female golden - 4.5 years old, champion pedigree and won a couple of dog shows way back in 2008-09. Her name is Ginger. She is extremely arrogant (typical female dog behaviour) and puts up sulking/tantrums regularly if she's not allowed to do what she wants to do. Loves eating, playing with the neighbourhood children, hiking and jogging.


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Random snaps running across meadows during a Sakleshpur hike. Happy to run!
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At another trek : Fur all ruffled up after a splashing swim in a forest stream
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Here is my Golden Devil!! at his Playful Best!!
Fantastic photos . I am a sucker for Golden retrievers, one of the most beautiful and intelligent pedigreed breeds ever. Your golden devil looks fab! He has that typical male golden's commanding look. How old is he? Do post more pictures.

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