Ahmedabad: Whereas stray canine are the branded criminals in the case of animal bites within the metropolis, cats are catching up with their bete noire quickly. In keeping with the animal chew knowledge from three public hospitals — LG, Shardaben and VS — and 17 city well being centres, a mean 4,724 cases of canine bites, 67 instances of cat bites and 27 instances of monkey bites have been recorded per thirty days within the final 4 and a half years. The typical of different animal bites resembling pigs, donkeys, buffaloes and cows stands at 17 per thirty days.
As per Ahmedabad Municipal Company (AMC) knowledge, in 2018 to Might 2022 interval, 2.55 lakh instances of canine bites have been registered whereas instances of cat bites stood at 3,628 adopted by 1,444 instances of monkey bites. The hospitals and concrete well being centres registered 930 instances of different animal bites in the identical interval.
Sources mentioned that the instances of cat bites have elevated as extra individuals have began maintaining cats as pets as in comparison with earlier.
Within the 2018-Might 2022 interval, the very best canine and cat chew instances, 65,881 and 1,237 respectively, have been registered in 2019.
Civic physique officers mentioned that public consciousness has elevated and individuals are additionally taking anti-rabies vaccines. “Similar as canine chew instances anti-rabies vaccines are additionally administered in cat chew cases too. These vaccines can be found in a lot of the public hospitals and concrete well being centres,” AMC’s medical officer of well being Bhavin Solanki informed TOI.
Nevertheless, pet lovers mentioned that folks and the civic physique have to know the distinction in behaviour of canine and cats.
Dr Freya Javeri, a council member of the Indian nationwide Kennel Membership and the Ahmedabad kennel membership, mentioned, “One must be positive whether or not the AMC figures point out cat bites or scratches. Cats often scratch. In both case, individuals rush to the physician. One additionally has to find out whether or not these cats are pets or stray. Cats don’t demand fixed interplay like canine and can solely get aggressive to guard their younger, are cornered or are usually not dealt with correctly.” Javeri added, “I certainly see an increase within the variety of first-time pet homeowners maintaining cats for positive. However on the similar time, I really feel there’s a lack of understanding on the way to deal with these animals.”
R Okay Sahoo, director of Kamala Nehru Zoo at Kankaria, mentioned that folks mustn’t feed stray cats as that leads them to scratch and chew generally. “Cats, whether or not they’re domesticated or stray, shouldn’t be disturbed whereas they’re feeding as that irritates them. They need to additionally not be disturbed of their mating season,” Sahoo mentioned.
Cats: Most Bites In Kitty After Canine | Ahmedabad Information
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