Information need of owners regarding dog's healthcare, zoonotic diseases and marketing
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|
|Author Address||Division of Extension Education, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India.email@example.com|
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