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Meghalaya man travels 4,000 kilometres for his pet's cure

Chennai, Sat, 13 Feb 2010 ANI

Chennai, Feb.13 (ANI): In an inspirational expression of love for his pet, a pet owner from Meghalaya has travelled to a Tamil Nadu Veterinary hospital, driving all the way in his private car to provide quality treatment to his ailing dog.


He covered about 4,000 kilometres to ensure special care to the ailing dog.


Sanjay Sharma's 16-month-old American Boxer is suffering from some serious health problem.


The dog is suspected to have been suffering from cardiac disease. It suffers epileptic attacks due to irregular heartbeats.


Sharma, who has been living with his dog for the past 16 months, decided to visit Tamil Nadu veterinary and animal science university hospita,l following suggestion of his brother-in-law, a vet himself.


"He developed some problem. He was fainting suddenly for no apparent reasons. Because of that, his veterinary doctor from Shillong advised me to go in for some proper medical check up. We came to know that the best place to do this investigation is this veterinary hospital. My brother-in-law is also a veterinarian. He has studied from Madras Veterinary College. He told me it would be better to go there and get the investigations done. So I decided to bring him all the way by road," said Sanjay Sharma.


Sharma was skeptical about the way airlines' staff take care of pets while boarding, as in his pet's case he required special care during the journey.


"The reason why I bought him here by road is because it's a heart condition and he needs to have proper oxygen. When I spoke to the doctors here, they advised me that he should be brought in a way where oxygen is sufficient. Now I am not so sure about the airlines. I cannot guarantee that they will be giving adequate oxygen to the animals in the cargo. So I decided it's better if I bring him by road, I didn't wan to take any chance," added Sharma.


The doctors of Tamil Nadu Veterinary and Animal Science University Hospital will keep the dog under 72- hour observation before diagnosing the animal for any treatment. By Jaikumar (ANI)


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