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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 674-682
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.081


General Dog Management Practices Followed and Constraints Faced by Pet Owners in Chennai - An Empirical Study
P. Athilakshmy*, P. Kumaravel and N. Vimalrajkumar
Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension Education, Madras Veterinary College, Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Chennai, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An empirical study was carried out in Chennai to explore the general dog management practices followed and constraints faced by pet parents. The data was collected using pre tested interview schedule among randomly selected 118 pet owners in Chennai. The study reflected that majority of the dog owners in Chennai were belonging to young age group (68.64 %), male (72.03 %), finished collegiate education (72.03 %), belonging to nuclear type family (51.69 %) and categorized under upper middle income group (44.92 %). Majority of the pet parents were having experience in dog rearing and owned only one dog (71.19%) as a pet in their house. Almost three fourth (74.58%) of the pet owners in the study area, reared exotic breed of dog and eighty six percent of the dog owners expressed that they reared pet as a passion. Majority of the pet owners (66.1%) spent more than three hours of their time daily with pet dog which portrays the bond of dog owners towards their pets. Majority of the dog owners (57.63 %) kept their pet inside the house only and a considerable number of the respondents (46.61 %) fed non vegetarian food to their pets. Garret ranking technique was used to rank the constraints expressed by the dog owners. As per Garret mean score, the high cost of treatment was ranked first constraint, followed by unawareness on importance of vaccination. Hitherto, it is the right time to focus on capacity building programs on scientific management of pet animals for the benefit of pet parents.


Keywords: Dog management practices, Constraints, Time, Food, Treatment
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Athilakshmy, P., P. Kumaravel and Vimalrajkumar, N. 2020. General Dog Management Practices Followed and Constraints Faced by Pet Owners in Chennai - An Empirical Study.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 674-682. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.081