Louisiana: Vets helped disabled turtle move again by designing an innovative wheelchair

Pedro the turtle has learned to roll with it, thanks to the zoological medicine service at the Louisiana State University’s School of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. He didn’t have any back legs, so our veterinarians quickly had to figure out what they were going to do. They found their answer where so many great medical puzzles are solved: The toy store

Louisiana: Vets helped disabled turtle move again by designing an innovative wheelchairWhen Pedro, an adult male box turtle, was adopted by his owners, he was missing one of his back legs. But after recently escaping from his outdoor enclosure, he was missing the other rear leg. “Unfortunately, several months ago, he escaped. His owners hadn’t seen him for several months. Then when he finally returned, he […]

Maha: Leopard paralysed after road accident, learns how to walk again

A female leopard cub left paralysed after falling victim to a road accident near Igatpuri, Maharashtra was brought for medical care to the Wildlife SOS Leopard Rescue Centre by Forest Department officers.  After months of extensive medical treatment and physiotherapy with help from experts at Wildlife SOS, the young leopard was able to walk again and has safely returned to the wild

Maha: Leopard paralysed after road accident, learns how to walk againEarlier this year, a 7-month-old female leopard got into a dreadful road accident and was found critically injured near Igatpuri located in Nashik district, Maharashtra. The young feline was rescued by the Forest Department and later transferred to the Manikdoh Leopard Rescue Center, run by Wildlife SOS in Junnar. Detailed X-ray reports revealed that the […]

Summer heat takes a toll on birds and animals in Mumbai

The scorching heat is not only taking a toll on humans but also on the birds and animals in the city

Summer heat takes a toll on birds and animals in MumbaiAs the summer months are in progress, Mumbai had witnessed a spike in temperatures during the last few days. Temperatures have hovered around three to four degrees Celsius above normal. Mumbaikars are not the only ones being affected by the onslaught of this heat, birds and animals have also been at the receiving end. There […]

Pune gets its first veterinary eye clinic

The clinic will offer medical and surgical services to pet animals like cats and dogs, horses and other animals

Pune gets its first veterinary eye clinicWhile veterinary care is coming of age in India , there is still a need for specialized units like Vet ophthalmology centers. Pune will soon get its first Veterinary Ophthalmology Speciality Clinic and operation theatre as Vivet Multispeciality Clinic launches ‘The Eye Vet’ their first centre at Baner at Pashan Link Road, Pune . The […]

Vets give bill stork a new lease of life by performing life-saving surgery

Before even considering surgery doctors had to patiently wait for the bird to gain weight, it was important to manage the delicate bird as she had broken her wing and was in immense pain. The bird is slowly recuperating and getting back on its feet after the amputation

Vets give bill stork a new lease of life by performing life-saving surgeryThe bird which is an Indian open bill stork was suffering from seroma, (seroma is a collection of fluid that builds up under the surface of your skin) at its joint due to an old fracture. While the bird was getting ready to go to its permanent rehabilitation, it suffered another accidental fracture and the […]

Mumbai sees a decline in number of animals injured this Diwali

With an increased awareness among people and campaigns which have sensitise people regarding the harmful effects that crackers have on the environment and animal life

Mumbai sees a decline in number of animals injured this DiwaliMany of us are aware about the negative effects of noise and air pollution caused by bursting firecrackers. Mumbaikars celebrate Diwali with a lot of pomp and fanfare. In the process, this can damage the health of both humans and animals. But, on a positive note Mumbai has witnessed a reduction in the number of […]

Bursting crackers affects animals more than it affects humans

While for some folks, Diwali can’t be celebrated without ushering it in by bursting firecrackers and lighting up fireworks. Apart from the environmental impacts and noise pollution it causes, one should also be conscious about its detrimental effects upon the health of birds and animals

Bursting crackers affects animals more than it affects humansDiwali is known as the festival of lights, but over the years this joyous celebration has turned from a festival of lights into a festival of noise. Children and teenagers are generally the one who light the most firecrackers. Earlier firecrackers were generally small and less noisy, but over the years, new varieties of firecrackers […]

Mumbai: October heat takes its toll on animals

 The scorching heat is not only taking a toll on humans but also on the birds and animals in the city. The increasing temperature which has been above 35 degree Celsius since the past few weeks seems to have mostly affected the pets of Mumbaikars 

Mumbai: October heat takes its toll on animalsThe merciless heat has taken a toll on the pets of Mumbaikars and at the moment 50 dogs, 27 cats are being treated at the animal hospital in Parel. Five cows are also being treated at the hospital. In this month, around 65 birds have been treated at Bai Sakarbai Dinshaw Petit Hospital for Animals […]

Maha: Vets nurse python on the verge of death, back to health

Veterinary doctors and an NGO working for animal welfare in Beed, Maharashtra has saved a life of a 10-foot long python. Since the past eight months, the doctors have tirelessly treated the python at an animal rehabilitation centre. He has now been released back into in the forest

Maha: Vets nurse python on the verge of death, back to healthWe read about a number of incidents, where people don’t come forward to help an injured person. They rather, spend time clicking the picture or a video of the incident. Owing to this negligence a person loses their life. If an injured person gets a medical treatment on time, his life could be saved. Siddharth […]

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weight

Obesity can affect not only humans but our pets too. We, as people try and keep a check on our weight, so why can't we do the same for pets? It is important to maintain the weight of the pets as they may also face the health problems similar to us. Veterinarians advise that wrong dietary habits and lack of exercise can lead to obesity in pets and can prove harmful to them in the long-run

Mumbaikars, keep a tab on your pet’s weightA daily workout or an exercise may help you keep fit and healthy! But, imagine if you don’t shed that extra ounce on your belly, then what will happen? You will go on to put on some weight and then it may result in you becoming obese or fat. But have you ever taken a […]