Pune has its own share of animal lovers, who like to own pets like dogs and cats and even outdoor pets like horses. There are some who prefer to have in house aquariums with various colours, sizes and types of fish. Some others favour avian animals like parrots, pigeons and mynah birds. And then there is a different breed of pet enthusiasts who like to keep rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, turtles, snakes or some exotic breeds of animals. Many animal lovers even go beyond owning a single pet. These are the people who have a fleet of different animals either at their homes or personal animal farm houses. A pet may be owned for companionship, hunting, looking after the livestock or participating in animal shows. Whatever your reasons may be for owning a pet, you are responsible for the good health of your pet. Pune has several veterinary and pet clinics where you can take your pets for routine health checkups and medical emergencies.
The livestock owners of Pune are mainly the residents of rural areas of the districts. They own milking animals, poultry, sheep, goats, buffaloes and cows. The state government of Maharashtra has an administrative department called Animal Husbandry Department under its wing, which is exclusively responsible for the animal welfare, health and allied activities. This department forms and implements the Livestock Policy for all the state districts, including Pune. The veterinary network of Animal Husbandary Department comprises of 28 veterinary polyclinics, 1354 veterinary dispensaries, 2020 veterinary aid centers, 65 mobile veterinary clinics and 13 check posts across all cities of Maharashtra.
Pets and Animals Crematorium
Currently, the animal owners bury their pets in an isolated space due to lack of an exclusive burial ground for animals. To deal with this problem, a separate crematorium for the pets and other animals is in the offering from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) within next few months. This crematorium will have an incinerator instead of a burial ground to dispose all types of dead animals.
List of Veterinary Hospitals and Clinics
Animal Pet Profile Clinic Shop No 3 Indus Apartment Lane Opp Domino Pizza Near Big Bazar, Baner Pune - 411045 Tel: 020-66824178
Dr. Ranas Pet Clinic Near Shraddha Hospital, Laxmi Road Sahakar Nagar Pune - 411009 Tel: 020 – 24226426
Fifth Sense Animal Health Care Shop No 29 Bramha Majestic, Opp Bakers Point Nr Joyti Hotel, Nibm Road Kondhwa Khurd Pune – 411048 Tel: 020-66823988
Fur N Feather Devghandhar Apartment Behind Snake Park Chinchwad, Shivaji Park Chinchwad, Pune – 411033 Tel: 020-67289617
Ingale Dog Clinic Sr No 208, Sunny Eastate Shop No 4 Kaspte Vasti Wakad, Aundh Camp Pune– 411027 Tel : 020 - 27261984, 27261981
Katres Pets Clinic H/567 Srinivas Apartment, Near Vastunagar Bus Stop, Swargate, Pune– 411006
Pet Clinic Pradhikaran Pune– 411044 Tel: 020 – 27658789
Pets Heaven SAI Siddhi Market Building Near Nobel Hospital, Opp SBI Bank Magarpatta Road, Hadapsar Pune – 411028 Tel: 020-40019103 Small Animal Clinic C3/4, Sakal Nagar Complex, Baner Road Sakal Nagar, National Chemical Laboratory Pune– 411008 Tel: 020 – 25657865
Pet Medicare Pet Medicare, Karve Road, Opposite Kothrud Main Bus Stop Kothrud Pune– 411029 Tel: 020 – 25411216