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Dr. Vijaya Bharathi  - Veterinarian, Chennai

Dr. Vijaya Bharathi

M. V. Sc

Veterinarian, Chennai

17 Years Experience
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Dr. Vijaya Bharathi is a trusted Veterinarian in Alwarpet, Chennai. She has been a practicing Veterinarian for 17 years. She has done M. V. Sc . You can visit her at PETZONE ALWARPET in Alwarpet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Vijaya Bharathi on Lybrate.com.

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M. V. Sc - MADRAS VETERINARY COLLEGE - 2001
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LIFE MEMBER, INDIAN SOCIETY FOR VETERINARY EPIDEMIOLOGY AND PREVENTIVE MEDICINE(ISVEP)
LIFE MEMBER INDIAN SOCIETY FOR IMMUNOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY
MEMBER, TAMIL NADU STATE VETERINARY COUNCIL
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zonal Secretary, SMALL ANIMAL PRACTIONERS ASSOCIATION OF CHENNAI

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14-year old Lab with a huge boil on its left hind leg. Since we live in a hill station, far away from a vet, request advice. Thanks

Master of sciences, B.V.Sc. & A.H.
Veterinarian, Salem
Please rule out cancerous growth with your vet and biopsy . and if it is so never operate as he is of 14 years we can't do much leave it as along as it is . or consult your vet
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Hello sir/mam, I have two dogs one pomerian (6 yrs) n other indian breed (11mnth) both fight with each other furiously. I have been keeping them separate since last 1 month n giving both anxocare medicine. But nothing is helpful. I don't want to neutralise the older owing to the risk involved. Please help how could they become friends as I don't want to leave anyone of them. I am in great stress. Please help.

Reparenting Technique, BA, BEd
Psychologist, Bangalore
It is difficult for the older dog to accept the new one especially since it is 11 months old and will demand a lot of attention. So it is better to let the young one roam around freely in the house and keep the pomeranian either on a lease or confined to a limited space until it learns to accept the other. You may have to also let them be together under your care and on a lease for the pom until it learns to accept the other. This will take some time and cajoling with the older dog. Dogs understand a lot of what we say though with a limited vocabulary. So the tone and words we use could give him the message as to what is acceptable against what is not. Be kind but firm and if you need to reprimand the dog physically, roll up a newspaper and wack the dog with it. It will not hurt but will make a loud sound and impress the dog of the corrective measure being imposed. Time will eventually get them to befriend each other. Feeding time in particular must be firmly monitored. Dogs respond very well to positive reinforcement. So whenever the dog complies recognise it with loud and hearty sabashes.
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Obesity In Cats - What Should You Do?

M.V.Sc, B.V.Sc. & A.H.
Veterinarian, Kolkata
Obesity In Cats - What Should You Do?

If your cat is becoming overweight, it is definitely a reason for concern as it could be a sign of different disorders. Overweight and obese cats are growing in number and as a result, the number of cats under normal weight is significantly low. Obesity in cats can be a premonition of high blood sugar, arthritis and hepatic Lipidosis. But if you are willing to put your cat on a diet, then it must be pursued very carefully so that it doesn’t lead to undesirable results.

In a study conducted in 2011 by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, it was found that more than 50 percent of cats were overweight and obese. It is important to consider the reason behind sedentary obesity and the most obvious factor that comes to the fore is that any mammal that consumes more calories than it can burn. Any cat that has become overweight or obese should be put under comprehensive health checkup with blood and urine tests and exact weight measurement.

It is also important to check the hormone levels and to ensure that the cat has no metabolic or physical dysfunction. In case the cat is under normal physical function other than being overweight or obese, then a gradual weight loss diet can be implemented to achieve desired results.

Getting started:
The most crucial responsibility of the cat owner is to limit the calories that the feline consume on a regular basis. The general rule is that if the cat is 10 pounds, it must consume around 200 calories in a day according to the guidelines of the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention. Here are some of the tips that you can follow in general to help your cat lose weight.

Measure the daily intake of food and divide the targeted amount of calorie into 4 to 6 small meals. Supply your cat with ample amount of water and consult with your veterinarian to set a weight loss goal. When the cat is becoming too fat, you should avoid giving treats and foods for human beings as that can cause obesity and diarrhea. Also, you should never allow your cat to eat dog food.Cats have their own cat foods commercially available. Every cat must consume those in order to maintain a standard body weight & stunning health. These foods are fortified with essential fibres,proteins or amino acids, micronutrients, vitamins and a very low quantity of carbohydrate. One should not feed any carbohydrate or starch like rice or bread to cats as this is practically not required. A too low amount of carbohydrate in daily diet of a cat is enough. Extra carbohydrate or carbohydrate mainly diet chiefly is responsible for sedentary life and extra pounds in body of the cats which make them prone to many lifestyle diseases like diabetes melitus etc.

Bottom line:
Veterinarians suggest that any new diet is required to be implemented slowly as there is high chance that your cat would stop eating altogether if you give her new foods all of a sudden. And the bottom line is, if you want your cat to control its weight through diet, then you must cut off calories in proportion to the level of physical activity that the cat indulges in. According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, losing 1 pound in a month is a healthy option.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Doctor actually I use to sleep only in bra and panty and some time only in bra but always I sleep with my pet Labrador male dog in blanket or quilt. When I sleep without clothes his red colour penis is came out and a liquid start drain. I use to sleep with him since 1 year. His penis or that liquid could be harm for me? Should I need to be worry about that? What should I do please explain?

BVSc
Veterinarian, Ghaziabad
First of all Ms. lybrate-user you should stop this habbit. You making your dog get attracted towards you sexually. With you it's OK but if he do same thing to others then it will be a awkward situation. So wear full cloths to prevent this.
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BVSc
Veterinarian,
Five Common Summer Hazards for Dogs

1. Dehydration
One of the best ways to keep your dog safe in the summer time is by providing lots of cool, clean, fresh water. Consider preparing low sodium chicken broth or yogurt ice cubes, and introducing canned dog foods (best when frozen in a Kong!) to increase the moisture content in your dog’s diet.

2. Burned Pads
Under the summer sun, asphalt on sidewalks and streets can heat to a temperature that can burn a dog’s paws. To avoid scorched paws, walk your dog very early in the morning or in the late evening when the streets have cooled off. If you must walk your dog during the day, dog booties can protect his feet. Always put your hand down on the asphalt for about thirty seconds – if you must pull your hand away because the street is too hot, it is too hot for your dog to walk on without hurting his paws. If you don’t want your hand on the street for thirty seconds, your dog probably does not want his paws on it for thirty or more minutes of walking.

3. Parasites
Summer is the season for fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes; pests which can present a minor discomfort to your dog at best and at worst may be life threatening or cause self-mutilating behaviors. Feeding your dog a high quality diet, without preservatives or chemicals will build his immune system, making him generally more resistant to parasite infestation. There are a wide variety of preventatives on the market, including chemical spot-on treatments, repellent shampoos, essential oils, and flea/tick collars; talk to your vet to see what she recommends for your dog. Cleaning your house frequently and keeping your dog well groomed will also reduce the risk of parasite infestation.

4. Heat Stroke
Heat stroke is a serious risk to dog’s health – in worst case scenarios, it can be fatal. You can prevent heat stroke by restricting your pet’s exercise during the hottest hours of the day (early morning or late evening are the best times for exercise during the summer), by making sure he is well hydrated, providing cool places for him to relax, providing opportunities to swim, cooling mats, and by never leaving your dog unattended in the car during summer heat.

Many dogs die annually in hot cars. Even if your windows are cracked or you park in the shade, heat can build quickly in a car in the summer, turning it into an oven. If it’s 95 degrees at noon and you leave your windows cracked, the temperature in your car may still rise as high as 113 degrees. This is a recipe for disaster for your dog. If you must leave your dog in the car for any period of time, the air conditioning should stay on. Leaving a dog to die in a hot car is not just a health risk for your dog, but may be cause for animal cruelty charges in some area. The solution? Don’t leave your dog in a hot car.

5. Leptospirosis
Leptospirosis is contracted through bodily fluids or tissue and can be transmitted through direct (as in the case of a bite or ingestion of flesh) or indirect contact (through water sources, food, etc.) with an infected animal. Stagnant waters are a common source of leptospirosis bacteria. Lepto can cause permanent health problems or death if not treated quickly. Symptoms include fever, vomiting, trembling/shaking, lethargy, anorexia, tenderness of joints and muscles, and increased water intake. If you suspect your dog has lepto, get him to a vet right away, an emergency vet if need be.

There are vaccines for lepto but they do not prevent all strains and can cause significant adverse reactions. Talk to your vet about weighing the risk of infection with the risks associated with the lepto vaccine.
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Hi, Issue with an GSD male dog. Age: 2 and 1/2 years of weight 32 kgs. It is facing problem with limping of his front left leg. It can walk and no swelling happened. I consult my vet, he prescribed me calcium deficiency and multi vitamin syrup and also please suggest me the best deworming medicine and dosage for it. Thank you.

bachelor of veterinary & Animal Husbandary
Veterinarian, Noida
Regarding limping part. Follow your vet prescriptions, deworm your pet every 3 month and each time try to change the deworming agent to cover more range of worms. Generally for 1 tab/10 kg body weight presentations are available so you can use 3 tab together to deworm your pet.
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I have a Pekingese dog.10 years old.Just unable to get rid of ticks inspite of using various repellants like fipronil spray, advantage, advantix etc. Kindly suggest a way out please

M.V.Sc (Surgery)
Veterinarian, Mohali
Advantix is one of best methods for ticks control. Don't give bath to your dog atleast for 15 days after application. Advantix is effective for one month. Do you have any other dog in you house? Do you have open area at your house?
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I have mix labrador 13 months old and i want him to gain some weight so tell me medium budget diet for him if possible home made diets for him please tell me ?

MVSc
Veterinarian, Pune
Given him chicken 80 gm and 200 gm rice with tab calcium and multivitamin twice a day if 25 kg dogs body weight
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