Dr. Vinod Sharma, Chief Veterinary Officer, DCC Animal Hospital, Health News, ET HealthWorld

Shahid Akhter, Editor-in-Chief, ETHealthworld, spoke with Dr. Vinod Sharma, Chief Veterinary Officer, DCC Animal Hospital, to learn more about pet care during the pandemic.

Pets during the pandemic

I have been practicing since 1992. The pandemic has increased my responsibility more and more. So updating things or gaining my knowledge, updating the latest vaccines, updating the latest medications, it’s really made a lot of changes in the pet industry.

Vaccination for pets
When it comes to vaccines for pets like dogs, cats, and other animals, there are many types of vaccines available in the market. It all depends on your veterinarian and the region you are staying in, and the type of vaccine you want to use. It’s up to you. But before vaccination, you should know that when you opt for a pet or a kitten, you must have a diagnosis. When buying from any pet store or shelter, have a proper diagnosis done. So even if we do RT PCR for COVID, you know, the corona thing in dogs, and then we do it for distemper, we do it for Parvo, and many other things, it’s better that when you adopt or buy a puppy, you follow the correct protocol for vaccines. We start with all vaccines like Puppy DP, 9-in-1 and several other types available. It all depends on the type of vaccine you want to use for your pet, but before you go for vaccination, diagnosis is very important, and following protocol reminders is equally important, because you never know if Parvo is where or if Distemper is there. here, what type of strain it is exactly. If you get the boosters, immunity is developing very well in the body. Antibodies will last longer. It is therefore always good to have a good reminder done, according to the advice of the veterinarian.

Pets and Immunity
Why does the disease happen to my pet? This is the question everyone is asking. Why me? The answer is that your pet’s immunity is not that great. How to be strong or strengthen your immunity? It basically depends on nutrition and exercise. The breeding structure also plays a major role here. Street dogs do not get sick, because they are free, there is no stress. So it is best if you have information about animal genetics, the pet’s vaccination protocol, good nutrition, proper exercise, and a stress-free environment will create the strongest immunity for your pet.

Pet Parenting: DCC makes the difference
I am so happy as a veterinarian. When we talk about pet parenting, we have made a lot of changes. When I was practicing in 1992 before I started working with DCC Veterinary Hospital, animal parenting was not on my mind. Now it has really changed my thought process and my practice.

When it comes to pet parents, educate yourself first, then pet parents about how they can make a difference. All of my veterinarians and pet parents, my staff, all of my employees, all of my dog ​​handlers, they’re just taught in such a way that they talk about how to handle pets, how a pet parent pet can handle the animal properly, what type of nutrition is given, in addition to all types of do’s and don’ts. We start with the basics and the basics are done. This change in the basics has made so much difference. The animals are less sick, they are healthy, they are happy and the parents are happy.

DCC’s journey so far
When we started DCC, we started with a very small room, a small x-ray machine, but now we have grown with the best of technology and equipment.

Animal parents are happy that we can diagnose in time, that we can treat in time, that we can relieve the animal in a very short time so that nothing is expected. It’s a big difference. Previously we did with the CR system now we do it with the DR system and the quality of the X-rays is remarkable. You can diagnose, you can see things very precisely, and you can just make a good diagnosis. We have the best ultrasound devices and machines so you can diagnose exactly what it is so you will never be confused. Technology has played a big role in improving and expanding companion animal care at CDC.