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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(8): 115-120
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.014


Canine Feeding Practices in Urban Punjab - A Concern
Prabhjot Kaur Sidhu*, Anant Simran Singh, Ankita Singla and Prabhjinder Singh
Khalsa College for Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Amritsar, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The use of nutritionally complete and balanced food has been cited as a contributing factor for longer, healthier life spans in pets. The present study was conducted on the dog owners from Bathinda and Ludhiana districts of Punjab during 2018. A total of 54 owners were interviewed randomly with a set of 20 variables regarding different aspects of dog feeding and independent variables viz., age, education, etc. The statistical analysis of data revealed that 57.5 percent of the dog owners were young (18-31 years old) and 61 percent of respondents had their qualification of senior secondary or higher level. About 32.5 percent of farmers preferred small breeds over large ones. About 75.9 percent of dogs were fed only home-cooked food, 7.4 percent were fed only commercial food whereas 16.6 percent were fed a mixture of commercial and home-cooked food. About 53.7 percent of dogs were fed milk as a separate meal in addition to their normal diet and 24.1 percent of dogs received dietary supplements. The vitamins were the most commonly used supplement in adult dogs (18 percent) whereas the most common supplement used in puppies was calcium and phosphorus (46.5 percent). Only 15 percent dog owner were aware about balance feed for their pets. Seventy three per cent of owner’s regarded their dogs’ as being at an ideal weight, while 27 percent regarded their dogs as overweight. This study was revealed an insight into the basic feeding practices followed by dog owners in the urban areas of Punjab.


Keywords: Feeding practices, Dog owners, Urban Punjab, Canines
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Prabhjot Kaur Sidhu, Anant Simran Singh, Ankita Singla and Prabhjinder Singh. 2019. Canine Feeding Practices in Urban Punjab - A Concern.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(8): 115-120. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2019.808.014