Bavya Sivashree nominates her friend Preethi as hero of the week. “One morning, in my college hostel, we saw from the first floor a very small puppy being surrounded by four to five crows that were ready to attack it . Preethi rushed downstairs to chase away the crows, rescued the pup and left it in a safer place”

These round-faced beauties are three months old. To adopt these kittens, call 98415 19030

KITTEN CARE FOR BEGINNERS

PRIYA GUNDANNA

So, you've brought home a new cuddly kitten! Congratulations and bless you for providing home to a hungry and probably abandoned / orphaned kitten. Here are some ways to keep it healthy and happy.

1. If you are adopting one from a shelter, speak to the shelter staff to check if the kitten is healthy or suffering from any problem. If the kitten is sick, give it timely treatment by taking it to a vet. It's great to adopt needy kittens that are handicapped or sick because the odds of them finding good homes are lower. Some suffer from respiratory infections and diarrhea that can be completely treated with good care and food. Make sure you are committed and have resources and time to take care of it.

2. Take your kitten to a vet for a general check up and find out about vaccinations against common diseases. Stick to these schedules. They must also be de-wormed.

3. Sterilize your kitten to prevent it from giving birth or straying. Neuter your male kitten when he is around eight months old and spay your female when she is around six months old. Ask your vet about animal birth control (ABC).

5. Ensure that the surroundings are safe and free of predators. Don't let your kitten out unsupervised for the first six months as they are too young to defend themselves against dogs, other male cats and vehicles. If you own a vehicle, check the bonnet and below the vehicle every time you start, to see if it is there. Many kittens die after getting stuck in the bonnet or get crushed under the wheels.

With good care, treatment and loads of love, you are on your way to having a lovely companion for life. Have fun!

Because he has pity on every living creature, therefore is a man called ‘holy'

Buddhism

What is religion? Compassion for all things which have life

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Bouncy and Tippy are a pair of adorable mongrel puppies, in great health and very affectionate. To adopt them, call 9790946757

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