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Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing

By A. D. Basarajappa, Tiwari Rupasi, Roy Rakesh, Singh Davinder, V. T. Matt, Arora Devan

Category Journal Articles
Abstract

The present study was purposively conducted at Clinical Complex, VeterinaryCollege, Hebbal, Bangalore; Referral Polyclinic, IVRI, Izatnagar; Veterinary polyclinic, GBPUAT, Pantnagar and Veterinary hospital, Palam, New Delhi, India. From each clinical complex, 50 pet dog owners were selected randomly and thus having a total of 200 respondents for the study. The study showed that majority of the respondents need information regarding vaccination of the dogs followed by deworming, ectoparasitic spray, common diseases affecting dogs, common diseases affecting pups and health problems of pregnant dogs. Regarding zoonotic diseases of dog, it was observed that majority of the respondents need information regarding leptospirosis followed by rabies, tuberculosis, zoonotic parasitic diseases and zoonotic mycotic diseases. The study also depicted that majority of the respondents need information regarding price of various dog breeds followed by place of procurement and sale of pups and adult dogs, type and place for purchase of accessories for dog. It was concluded that major information need of dog owners included information regarding vaccination schedule followed by leptospirosis, deworming and rabies.

Publication Title Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 2
Issue 3
Pages 148-149
ISBN/ISSN 2309-3331
DOI 10.14737/journal.aavs/2014/2.3.148.149
Language English
Author Address Division of Extension Education, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India.vishwareal375@gmail.com
Tags
  1. Animal health and hygiene
  2. Animal immunology
  3. Animals
  4. Anthelmintics
  5. Asia
  6. Bacteria
  7. Bacterial infections and mycoses
  8. Canidae
  9. Canine
  10. Carnivores
  11. Commonwealth of Nations
  12. Consumers
  13. Control
  14. Developing countries
  15. Diseases
  16. Dog diseases
  17. Dogs
  18. Economics
  19. Hosts
  20. Immune response
  21. Immunity
  22. Immunization
  23. Immunology
  24. India
  25. Infections
  26. Mammals
  27. Marketing
  28. Mycoses
  29. Parasites
  30. Parasitic diseases
  31. pathogens
  32. Pesticides and Drugs
  33. Pets and companion animals
  34. prokaryotes
  35. puppies
  36. Rabies
  37. Resistance and Immunity
  38. vaccination
  39. vertebrates
  40. Virus diseases
  41. Zoonoses