Busy lifestyle, increasing trend of nuclear family and rapid increase in urban population has widened the emotional gaps between individuals in the family. As a result, trend of keeping a dog as pet is increasing, because a dog can fulfill their emotional gaps, ensure the family safety, and sometimes, can perform some specific work. Dog breeding and veterinary practice is now a flourishing business in big cities or even small towns.
Dog owners, particularly those keeping a pet for the first time, may juggle many questions/problems, where a professional or expert advice is required. But, getting these services all the time may by costly or impossible. Therefore, it is always advisable to get acquitted with various aspects of dog keeping like housing, feeding, hygiene, and health care management etc. before bringing a dog home. This book contains all necessary information and can answer almost all the queries raised by a novice pet owner, dog breeder and animal welfare activists. It describes all aspects of keeping a dog right from early days; hence everybody including veterinary undergraduate/postgraduate students, field veterinary practitioners, scientists and pet owners will be benefitted. However, readers may find some information given in the book different or contradictory to other books. Here, emphasis has been given to practical experience and Indian conditions over the information given in western books. Moreover, there may be more than one way to solve any problem. This book is written in simple language avoiding unnecessary use of technical (medical/veterinary) words/terminologies, so that any lay man can easily understand its contents.
Amita Ranjan : Did her graduation in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry in 2006 and Masters (Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology) in 2008 from Ranchi Veterinary College, Birsa Agricultural University, Jharkhand. She received Radha Harihar Prasad Memorial gold medal during B.V.Sc. & A.H. She is having a brilliant academic record throughout her carrier. In year 1997, received Award of Honour from Chief Minister, Bihar for securing second position in the matriculation examination. She was selected in “National Talent Search Examination” in 1996-97 and got distinction in Biology and Physics in the Intermediate examination in year 1999. Presently, she is doing Ph.D. from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, Punjab and receiving Senior Research Fellowship (SRF) from ICAR, New Delhi. She has also qualified ICAR-NET in year 2010. She has published several research papers in different International and National Journals of repute. She is a pet lover and has good expertise in care, management and treatment of dogs. She enjoys providing clinical services to sick dogs during leisure time.