My husband and I have always been fond of pets. Originally from Mumbai, my husband and I moved to Goa for his new job. So, after a few months of marriage and the stress of settling down in a new city receded, we decided it was the right time to get ourselves a puppy. Apart from the unconditional love and heartwarming cuteness, we didn't have the slightest clue of what we're in for the long run.
I am sorry – this blog post full of itchy, wriggly things is probably going to make your skin crawl but it has an important message. Please don’t skip on flea and tick prevention and worming of your dogs and cats!
Parasites like fleas, ticks and worms may be small but they cause problems quite out of proportion to their size. They mean great discomfort for your pet and can be fatal in some cases. To add to the problems, some of the pests can cause severe illness and even death in humans.
Did I just spot a new dog? I thought, just as Aladdin and Lily were clamouring to be fed their breakfast one Sunday morning. Could this be my Kaalu? Though he looks slightly different. I was unsure so I simply ignored it for the time being hoping to catch a glimpse of this possibly new dog in the block again.
A few hours later, I see the black dog again and this time I manage to get a good hard look. As I try to approach this dog, seeing her darting eyes and friendly glances, I am certain she is lost.