Pets and us
TINDER FOR DOGS!
Only a dog parent would understand the angst of not being able to find a suitable mate for their pet. With an aim to make life easier for dog owners and to ensure a good social life for their pets, Gagandeep Juneja and Mandeep Singh from Dehradun, came up with Woof, the dog social network.
The app has been launched recently, enabling dog owners to upload the dog profile with a detail description of breed, age, size and health details, and a good photograph. “The app works quite like Tinder, and once the owner finds the perfect mate for his or her dog, he or she can swipe right,” says Mandeep, adding that the firm ensures there is proper verification of dogs and their owners.
Besides the facility to help your dog ‘date and mate’, there are other social services like searching for doctors near your area, a host of merchandise that can make your dog feel upbeat and sporty.
“A lot of our customer base has constant queries pertaining to dog foster homes where they can place their dogs while travelling. This would be a one-stop app to lodge dogs, give them friends, hedonistic moments at a spa or just a sweet treat for the day. It is just a medium to make your dog’s life happier,” says Mandeep.
– Swipe through thousands of dog profiles. Woof plays matchmaker.
– Woof helps in finding the best veterinary services for the dog. The app not only provides a listing of all veterinarians but also helps in booking appointments.
Dog kennel, Dog spa, Dog store, Dog grooming
– Planning a holiday, but worried about how to leave your dog home alone? Woof solves this problem by finding the best kennels around your area. Woof also provides you options for foster homes. Also, if you want your dog to get a makeover, this app has a list of spas near your area.
Q. What are the common ailments that cats suffer from
A. Most common cases are gastrointestinal ailments. A lot of cats come up with symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea. Cats are generally indoor animals and not really susceptible to extreme weather conditions. Hence, the gastric condition typically arises when there is a change in diet, or due to lack of deworming. The other common ailments pertain to skin conditions – fleas, skin mites due to allergies, among others. Nowadays, many cats are also coming up with UTIs.
Q. What is an ideal diet for a cat?
A. I would recommend a commercial diet because, then, the pet parent would be consistently providing a balanced meal to the cats. Cats need meat, and while we may assume that home-cooked food is perfect for pets too, one may tend to miss out on necessary nutrients, leading to deficiencies.
Q . In this polluted environment, how can we keep our pets safe?
A. Minimise the outdoor activity of your pets. Take them for short walks and install air purifiers for them.
— Dr Pradeep Rana, Delhi-based veterinary physician
Pet Name: Fudge, Sambhavna Vasant
“Fudge changed my outlook towards life”
Meet Fudge, my 8 year-old pug. He is my first pet, and he has changed the way I look at other animals. He’s made me more loving and compassionate. Fudge loves everyone in the house and he is super protective about me and my belongings. He doesn’t know his size because he barks and runs behind big dogs. We share a room and a bed and I wouldn’t be the same person I am today if it wasn’t for Fudge.
Pet Name: Eddie, Alia Bhatt
“Eddie Is My best Buddy”
Edward Bhatt was my birthday gift to myself this year. I am tired of calling pets cute names like Bo, Lo… Shaheen et al, so I decided to give him a royal name. We were considering Phoenix but finally decided on Edward. He is a piece of my heart, the love of my life and my best bud!
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