Kriti Sanon: 'Pets give you happiness, but make sure you have someone to take care of them'
Mars Petcare, the brand behind products like Pedigree and Whiskas, recently launches its premium pet nutrition brand, IAMS in India. The 73-year global brand, already present across countries like the US, Latin America and Japan, offers a wide range of tailored nutritional solutions based on breed, size and the pet’s age. During its launch in Mumbai, the brand had also invited actress Kriti Sanon who is also a pet-parent to an adorable furball named Disco. In a brief interaction, Indulge spoke to the actress about her experience of being a pet-parents. Excerpts:
Q: What made you adopt Disco?
For me, it’s the eyes. The moment I saw Disco, I knew that he was it. There was an instant connect. His eyes were really innocent but also has this playfulness in them.
Q: What was the most unexpected part about getting a dog?
When you’re getting a dog for the first time, you’ve no idea how it’s going to be. I didn’t even know how potty training works. Now when I’ll get another dog, I’ll know what to do. Figuring the kind of food that he likes, his habits as well his allergies were some of the difficulties I faced.
Q: What’s the best part about having a pet?
Disco is a stress-buster. Whenever I come home from a busy schedule, he’s there tapping on the door. He knows that I’m there. The way he welcomes you, licking you all over. It really uplifts my mood. When I am feeling grumpy, he jumps on my bed and does something funny. When I hold him, he suddenly licks my nose. Dogs are expressive with their love. He’s like a baby who can make you smile anytime.
Q: What would be your advice for people who’re getting pets?
It’s a great decision! I think it just uplifts the mood of the entire house. Whenever my parents FaceTime me or my sister, we have to show them Disco. Before meeting us, they meet him. A pet gives you happiness but please make sure that you’ve someone to take care of him/her. People, like me, have a very packed schedule but I’ve someone at home to take care of him.