About Kadambari V

Hi, I am Kadambari, an animal lover and animal doctor in that order. I've grown up on a diet of James Herriot in a family that loves its pets as family. I run Olive's Pet Clinic in Hyderabad that caters to all pet needs.

Pet of the week – I Love Lucy

By |12:30 pm|

Lucy is our oldest patient. She is a full 18 years old! That’s an adult, in human years. She has a son, Boney, who turned 16 recently.

Lucy comes with a set of problems. Halitosis (that’s dog breath to you), arthritis, cataracts and skin issues. But this pooch is clearly loved […]

Pet of the week – Gay Paris!

By |10:07 am|

Little Paris is the much loved pooch of her family. We call her ‘Our Beloved Smoosh Face’ at Olive’s Pet Clinic. She knows she’s boss, and she won’t let you forget it. She has a loud, high pitched squeak which does not fail to get you attention. She knows she […]

Male Cockatiels

By |3:00 pm|

Male cockatiels are better at talking and whistling than female cockatiels. In the wild the male cockatiel use sounds to attract females.

 

 

Housing Cockatiels

By |6:00 pm|

Cockatiels are generally kept in a cage and allowed to exercise and socialise with their owners outside of the cage for a few hours a day. As a social bird, cockatiels prefer areas with a lot of activity during the waking hours, and will return to a secluded area when […]

Parvo in Puppies

By |10:56 am|

Canine Parvo virus is a fatal disease that typically infects puppies and mortality can go as high as 91% if untreated.

The good news is that a simple vaccination protocol at around two months age can avoid this nemesis altogether. You can get the same administered by your local vet. Read […]

The Curious Case of Catty the Cat

By |2:23 pm|

Cats are furry little bundles of joy. Part of their charm is their ability to get into inaccessible places.

No place is too narrow or too high for these little bundles of mischief. While they seem to be able to get in and out of tight spots with great alacrity, sometimes they can get into too much trouble for their own good.

A few days back we had just such a visitor to our clinic- bloody nose, cracked palate and all, the furry feline came cuddled in the arms of its owner as if sheepishly smiling for the trouble it had gotten itself into. Catty, the cat had managed to jump off the fourth floor of his apartment chasing a pigeon. He was in some pain and had difficulty swallowing when he first came in. You know the irony of it all, Catty would have been better off falling from a taller place. Read on to unravel why. […]

Sterilizing/Spaying your pet-When and How?

By |7:06 am|

Dog_in_elizabethan_collar_smallIn an earlier article, we had talked about the need for sterilization surgery. Here we will talk about the procedure and aftercare for your pet’s spaying.
We will answer some important questions like

  • When can my pet be sterilized?
  • Is sterilization painful?
  • How long will my pet be in the hospital?
  • What happens before the surgery?
  • What is the aftercare for spaying?

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10 Things Your Vet Wants You to Know About Pet Care

By |5:10 am|

veterinarian_dogTaking care of your first pet can be a bit overwhelming. They always seem to be finding trouble around the house. While some of these can be dismissed as a part of having a pet, a few precautions can make life easier for both you and your loved one. So here goes:

1. Quarterly Physical Exams are Vital

Just like humans, your pet can get heart problems, develop arthritis, or have a toothache. The best way to prevent such problems or  catch them early is to see your veterinarian every three months.

These vet visits should touch on nutrition and weight control, as well as cover recommended vaccinations, parasite control, dental exam, and health screenings.