Karnal, July 25
Pet health care seems to be of less importance in Karnal town as it lacks a dedicated pet hospital.
The city has only one government-run veterinary hospital, but it lacks enough staff and facilities.
On average, 60-70 pets visit the hospital daily for check-up, treatment and vaccination, but only one examination table is available in the hospital.
Many times it happened that three to four pets were treated on the same table.
Pet owners demanded a dedicated government pet hospital in the city.
Pet owners claim that due to the lack of proper facilities at the government-run pet care center, they had to go to private clinics for pet treatment, which which was an expensive affair.
“I have two dogs. For their care I have to go to private clinics. I went to government run veterinary hospital but there are not enough facilities,” said Saurabh Kumar , a local resident.
Another resident, Parvesh Kumar, said, “There should be a dedicated pet care center in the city, so that residents can have better facilities for their pets. Even for a minor illness or a regular check-up, I have to take my animals to a private clinic, which is very expensive.
Dr Tarsem Singh Rana, a veterinarian at the hospital, said that on average, 70 to 80 pets come here for treatment and vaccinations daily. “We are doing our best to provide them with better health facilities, as well as large animal health care,” he said.
Authorities said the city may soon have a pet care center for better health facilities.
Dr Dharmendra Kumar, deputy director of animal husbandry, said they are exploring options to establish a pet care clinic-hospital on the same site as the veterinary hospital, so that residents can get better pet care facilities such as OPD and vaccinations as well as ultrasound and x-ray for small animals.
Admin exploring options
The administration is exploring options to set up a pet care clinic with hospital on the same site as the veterinary hospital, so residents can get better pet care facilities, as well as ultrasounds. and X-rays for small animals. Dr Dharmendra Kumar, Deputy Director, Animal Husbandry