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HOUSING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF PET DOGS IN CENTRAL KERALA*

Article Id: ARCC3257 | Page : 73 - 75
Citation :- HOUSING MANAGEMENT PRACTICES OF PET DOGS IN CENTRAL KERALA*.Indian Journal of Animal Research.2006.(40):73 - 75
P. Vijayakumar, Francis Xavier, Leena Anil
Address : Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy - 680 651, India

Abstract

A study was conducted to evaluate the housing management practices for pet dogs followed
by the dog owners in Central Kerala. A high proportion (79.3%) of the dog owners kept their
dogs in a kennel made up of cement concrete floor, wall and roof and had raised platform. Daily
cleaning of the kennel was also practiced by most of the dog owners. Respondents having small
breeds provided adequate kennel length, width and height for their dogs.

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