Meet our Veterinarian and Canine Nutritionist
Dr. Pallabi Bhagawati is a highly experienced veterinarian and canine nutritionist with 15 years of experience in the field. Her expertise lies in providing top-notch healthcare to animals and devising specialized diet plans for canines.
After completing her degree in Veterinary Science, from College of Veterinary Science, Khanapara, Assam, Dr. Bhagawati worked at various veterinary clinics and hospitals, gaining a wealth of experience in diagnosing and treating animals. She quickly realized that the food that pets consumed played a vital role in their overall health and well-being. This prompted her to pursue further education in canine nutrition and become a canine nutritionist.
With her extensive knowledge of animal health and nutrition, Dr. Bhagawati has been helping pet owners take better care of their furry friends for over a decade. She works closely with pet owners to develop personalized nutrition plans that meet their pet's specific dietary needs. Her approach involves understanding the animal's lifestyle, preferences, medical history, and nutritional requirements to create a custom-made diet plan.
She is passionate about preventive care and works with her clients to develop long-term health plans for their pets. She also has experience in medicine and emergency care, and she is skilled at diagnosing and treating a wide range of health conditions in dogs.
In her spare time, Dr. Bhagawati enjoys volunteering to feed strays and advocating for animal welfare. Her commitment to her profession and her love for animals are truly remarkable, making her a devoted veterinarian and canine nutritionist.
Dr. Pallabi Bhagawati
26 Apr 2023
Did you know that some foods that are considered good for humans are not good for dogs? Let us know what food are these and the effects on Dog's health.
7 harmful foods that can destroy your dog health forever As a pet owner, it is important to understand that what we feed our furry friends has a significant impact on their health and well-being. While there are plenty of human foods that are perfectly safe for dogs to eat, there are also many harmful foods that can cause serious health problems and even lead to long-term damage. In this article, well take a closer look at 7 harmful foods that can destroy your dog's health forever.
Some human foods can be toxic to dogs and can lead to serious health problems. These foods include:
2. Grapes and raisins
3. Onions and garlic
6. Xylitol (an artificial sweetener)
7. Macadamia nuts
Most pet owners are aware that chocolate is toxic to dogs, but it's worth repeating. Chocolate contains theobromine, which is metabolized much more slowly in dogs than it is in humans. This can cause an accumulation of theobromine in the dog's system, leading to symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea, restlessness, increased heart rate, seizures, and even death. The severity of symptoms depends on the amount of chocolate consumed and the size of the dog, so it is important to keep all forms of chocolate (including cocoa powder, chocolate chips, and chocolate-covered treats) well out of reach.
2. Grapes and Raisins
Grapes and raisins are another food that can be extremely harmful to dogs. Although the exact mechanism isn't fully understood, ingestion of even a small number of grapes or raisins can cause kidney failure in some dogs. Symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhoea, lethargy, and
decreased appetite. If you suspect your dog has eaten grapes or raisins, it is important to seek veterinary care immediately.
3. Onions and Garlic
Onions and garlic are common ingredients in many dishes, but they should never be fed to dogs. Both onions and garlic contain compounds that can damage a dog's red blood cells, leading to a condition known as haemolytic anaemia. Symptoms may include weakness, lethargy, vomiting, diarrhoea, and pale gums. Even small amounts of onion or garlic can be harmful, so it's best to avoid feeding these foods altogether.
While avocados are a healthy food for humans, they can be dangerous for dogs. The fruit, seed, and even the leaves of the avocado contain a substance called persin, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea in dogs. In some cases, ingestion of avocado can also lead to pancreatitis, which
is a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas.
It should go without saying, but alcohol is never safe for dogs to consume. Even small amounts of alcohol can cause symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhoea, difficulty breathing, tremors, and in severe cases, coma or death. Keep all alcoholic beverages and foods containing alcohol (such as rum cake) out of reach of your dog.
Xylitol is a sweetener commonly found in sugar-free gum, candy, and other products. While it is safe for humans to consume, it can be extremely toxic to dogs. Ingestion of even a small amount of xylitol can cause a rapid release of insulin, leading to hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar). Symptoms may include vomiting, loss of coordination, seizures, and even death. If you suspect your dog has ingested xylitol, seek veterinary care immediately.
7. Macadamia Nuts
Macadamia nuts are another food that can be extremely harmful to dogs. Ingestion of as few as six macadamia nuts can cause symptoms such as weakness, vomiting, hyperthermia, and tremors. In some cases, Macadamia nut ingestion can even lead to temporary paralysis of the hind legs. If you suspect your dog has ingested macadamia nuts, seek veterinary care immediately.
Although you and your pooch friend share the same love and space, both of your food and exercise regimes has to be independent of each other. Always offer your furries some fresh humane grade treats when you see him gazing his eyes at your food.