Learn how to help and support your ageing pet

Updated: Jan 21, 2018, 12:59 IST | Nasrin Modak Siddiqi

Learn how to support and help your ageing dog at an interactive workshop by vet Dr Prerna Vaswani

Dr Prerna Vaswani

Age spares no one, and it's all the more ruthless on pets because of their shorter life spans. Just like human beings, ageing can predispose dogs to certain illnesses like arthritis, cataract, diabetes, dementia and cancer, among other diseases. At an interactive session at Doolally Taproom, veterinarian Dr Prerna Vaswani, founder of The Pet Vet will explain how to deal with dog care, especially when they age. "Dogs today are not just pets, they form an integral part of the family and are often treated with the same, if not more, amount of love one feels for their own children. At this session, pet parents and animal lovers will be made more aware of concerns regarding older dogs," she said.

Sharing a few tips, Vaswani discussed the importance of regular vet check-ups for early diagnosis of diseases and to look out for signs of illnesses, such as change in appetite and behaviour. "Make sure to carry out regular dental care for them. Don't overfeed your pets, as obesity always comes in the way of healthy ageing. Daily exercises are also important for a healthy mind and body."

While there is no correct way to deal with watching your pet age, "one must maintain a positive outlook and have a lot of patience during this time", she added.

WHEN: 2 to 4PM
WHERE: Doolally Taproom, Park House, Annexe, Nathalal Parikh Marg, Colaba
CALL: 7400046344

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