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  1. How do I administer medicine to a dog or a cat?
    Ans:  Pills:Open your dog's mouth and drop the pill down, as far as back as you can , on top of and in the center of the tongue.Close the mouth and hold it shut while stroking the throat until your dog swallows.If it licks its nose the chances are that it has swallowed the pill.

    Liquids:Tilt the chin up at 45* and place the neck of the bottle into the cheek pouch, between the molar teeth and the cheek.Seal the lips around it with your fingers and pour in the liquid.Bottle syringes and eye-droppers can be used.

  2. If a dog is bleeding profusely in themouth, what Ist Aid should be given?
    1. Quieten the animal with a sedative like Diazepan.
    2. Apply cold compresses on the tongue.
    3. If the bleeding site can be located, press it with coton dipped in ice-cold water.

      If the bleeding is severe , take the animal to a vet.He will give Haemostyptic Injections (Revici, Siochrome) to control the bleeding and if the blood loss is excessive , he will give I.V. fluids.

  3. The dog is frothing at the mouth and not eating anything.He is listless.What could be the matter?
    Ans: Frothing could be due to
    1. Distemper of the jaw.
    2. Rabies.
    3. Ulcers and wounds in the mouth.
    4. Consumption of poison.
  4. How do I know if the animal is Anaemic?
    Ans: Examine the insides of the mouth and eyes.If they are pale, the animal is anaemic.
  5. How do I check temperature in a dog, cow, horse, cat, goat?
    Ans: Place the thermometer in the rectum of the animal for about one and a half minutes.
  6. How do I recognise a puppy has worms?
    Ans: A puppy with loose skin and a pot belly usually has worms.
  7. Why do dogs eat their vomit?
    Ans:  A bitch will often regurgitate food for her pups.Adult dogs, who are not sick will do this when they have eaten too quickly.A second eating may help the digestive process.
  8. If a cat is bitten by another animal , what should be done?
    Ans: 1)Wash the wound with water.
    2)Control bleeding.
    3)Apply an antiseptic dressing.
    4)Give an anti-rablies vaccine.

If you have any doubts/ questions on Ist Aid,please send your queries to us by EMail. Watch this space for more information on Ist Aid.

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Stray Dog Denim dedicated to helping stray dogs find their forever homes in Los Angeles

True to its name, Stray Dog Denim is dedicated to animal rescue. They help to promote adoptions through social media, and look forward to more partnerships with animal welfare groups. "We want to ensure that even the scruffiest of dogs find their soul-mate. Sometimes all it takes is a little love and kindness to bring out the true personality of a shelter dog," says Rovin, who has trained two rescue dogs for therapy work in nursing homes. The company plans to encourage others down this path with "canine good citizen" training resources.

Lead designer, Sasha Rovin, came up with the idea for the brand when she struggled to find suitable garb for her edgy rescue dog, Scraps. Found on the streets of Los Angeles, Scraps needed outerwear that reflected his no-nonsense sensibility - hip, understated, durable and, of course, comfy.

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Meet Amma, the 65-year-old ragpicker from Delhi who takes care of 400 stray dogs

She lives in a shack in Saket in southern Delhi and earns about Rs 200 (around 3.25 USD) a day, almost all of which she spends on the neighbourhood dogs. This is the story of Pratima Devi, a 65-year-old ragpicker who takes care of almost 400 dogs every day.

A saviour for stray dogs

After moving to Delhi about 30 years ago, Pratima initially started working as a cook for a few households in the city. After a few years, she started a cigarette shop at the PVR Anupam Complex in Saket, when she started to look after the dogs in the neighbourhood. When her shop was broken down by the police and Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), she started working as a scavenger, collecting waste from nearby shops and offices and selling it, after segregation, for a meagre amount of money.

The number of dogs that she started caring for grew in no time, and one day she found herself feeding and caring for almost 400 dogs on a daily basis.

Married at a young age, Pratima ran away from Nandigram, her village in West Bengal, to make a life for herself in New Delhi. Coming from a dysfunctional home and having suffered marital abuse, Pratima finds the company of dogs much more endearing and comforting than the company of fellow human beings. Taking care of our furry friends isn’t new to her — even back in her village, she had a few stray dogs that she would feed and take care of regularly. All these dogs have become her family.

Pratima takes care of the dogs’ every need. She feeds them twice a day, gives them milk in the evening. and takes care of all their medical expenditure including vaccinations and treatments. Pratima takes the dogs to Friendicoes, an animal welfare organisation, during emergencies. Pratima has been receiving undying support from this institution. She visits them quite often in case of accidents, illness, or health-related issues of the dogs. Friendicoes even helps Pratima get the dogs neutered and vaccinated.

An inspiration for many

The story of Amma, the stray dog saviour, has reached far and wide. A lot of dog lovers visit her and offer her help. Amma allows the people who visit her to adopt puppies, and in this manner, several disabled canines have also found good homes.

Inspired by Pratima’s noble and selfless deeds, Sudeshna Guha Roy, an independent filmmaker, decided to make a documentary on her. Sudeshna, talking about how she met Pratima, says, “My team and I had enrolled for a social film-making competition and we were looking for subjects for the film when my mother told me about Pratima Devi.

Inspired by her work and moved by the desire to help Amma and her children, Sudeshna has been running a crowdfunding campaign to help Pratima improve her condition. “Pratima has been working hard day and night, with every penny going in to take care of these stray dogs. She receives a new puppy almost every week. The number of her 'children' is ever increasing, so is her expenditure,” says Sudeshna.

Pratima doesn’t have the money to buy her own medicines or fix her broken-down roof, and yet she does everything possible to take care of these dogs with all she can, while she can.

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