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What Makes Your Dog’s Kibbles Taste So Great ?

Dogs and Pups, March April 2014 Issue

Mar-Apr 2014Editorial
+ You & I: Pawsome Twosome!

Dog Breed Profile
+ Protective and Fearless The Central Asian Shepherd!

Dog Training
+
ABC of Dog Training

Dog Health
+ Battling cancer Effectively!
+ An insight into Breeding – which is important for all!
+ Find out about Pet Poisonous Plants
+ Revealed – common household substances which are Poisonous for your pooch

Dog Grooming
+ Steps for the perfect groomed look

Dog Nutrition
+ What Makes Your Dog’s Kibbles Taste So Great ?

Fun & Features
+ Return from freaky freedom!
+ Yes! Your pooch enjoys Pampering, Perks & Privileges
+ KPS way to rename your pooch

Care 24*7
+ Waltham S.H.A.P.E Guide for Dogs
+ Home alone!
+ Be Cautious with Collars: Learn to make an informed choice!

Paws and their stars
+ Wagging all around with Randeep!

Book Review
+
The Dog Who Healed a Family

+ Events

Readers Write In
+ Just fur fun!
+ Picture Perfect
+ Ask the expert
+ ‘wags’ for the wonderful vet

Dogs and Pups, Jan Feb 14 Issue

Editorial
+Why God made dogs?

Dog Breed Profile
+ Anatolian Shepherd The Guardian Dog

Dog Training
+ Home alone… DOs & Don’ts
+ How to Correct canine chewing
+ Home alone… a trainer’s guide

Puppy Care
+
Educating your puppy in 8 lessons

Dog Health
+ FAQs on the role of nutrients for Skin health
+ Do you ‘give in’ to the ‘soulful looks’?

Dog Grooming
+ Why do Dogs drool?

Dog Nutrition
+ Are you sharing your food with your pooch?
+ Decipher the role of SALT in your pooch’s diet

Fun & Features
+ 6 habits to learn from the furry guru!

Seasonal Care
+ Warm and happy in Winter wonderland!
+ KPS Valentine Pooch!

Care 24*7
+ Perfect match: Choose the right Leashes & Bowls
+ Caution of common errors made by pet parents

Paws and their stars
+ Saina Nehwal’s

People@Paws
+ Pawsionate Profession

Pawstore

+ Events
National Symposium on Companion Animal Practice and CE
(Continuing Education) Program concluded in Mumbai

Readers Write In
+ Just fur fun!
+ Picture perfect
+ Ask the expert
+ ‘wags’ for the wonderful vet

Why God made dogs?

Sparkle’s cuddle made me think- Why God made dogs? – the answer was simple for Happiness and Hugs, Love and Loyalty, Friendship and Fun, to Give and to be Grateful. Our Furry Gurus teach us a lot more- Mindfulness, Compassion, Perseverance, Never Give up Attitude, Express – wag when you’re happy, growl or give warning signals when you’re not. Simply put – Be true andUntitled-34 be you. Sniff for the daily dose of happiness in simple things. Enjoy the cold nip, snuggle in the blanket, give soulful looks for the things you want. Be demanding and most of all – Have fun! Lift our spirits, make us laugh, bark our blues away…with their numerous antics keep us amazed and alive. Most important – learn to say NO – if you don’t want to do something- don’t do it (this happens on a cold day when Sparkle refuses to go for a walk!).
Truly our best friends who not only give us the emotional support but since time have been helping humans in so many activities- herding, sledging, detection activities- bombs, drugs, health issues, helping people with disabilities, being a confidante to all – helping children, supporting the elderly – so many amazing abilities in one package – the dog!
A child who is brought up in the company of a pooch knows that he is responsible for his dog’s needs and thus develops compassion for all beings.
“The dog was created especially for children. He is the god of frolic.” – Henry Ward Beecher (1813 – 1887)
Some New Year resolutions by our loving pet parents: Varuna Divekar from Mumbai says, “My resolution is to buy more dogs and a farm house.” In Secunderabad, Manoj Khurana decides to sterilise more colony friends, already 100+fixed. Similarly, Nishi Chand of Lucknow goes for more awareness of adoption & sterilisation and Oindrila Ray will help stray dogs get some shelter, food and medicine in Pune. And in Delhi, Deepti Shukla’s dog Zoonie will share her food with street friends. Sanjana Ganguli in Ahmedabad and Ranjeeta Nath Ghai in Assam plan to reduce weights of their pooches. In Kanpur, Manisha Dubey says to have lots of fun and love each other more and Vatsala Shukla in Delhi gets set for longer morning walks and soaking up the morning sunlight with her pooch.
Sparkle and the team of Dogs & Pups wish you Furry happiness – have a fun-filled 2014!

Shweta
shweta@dogsandpups.net

Dog Grooming

Why do Dogs drool?

Dogs drool, certain breeds of dogs drool more. What causes excessive drooling? How can it be controlled? Let’s see how.

Kritika Manchanda

Kritika Manchanda

Why dogs drool?
Dog’s salivary glands form saliva in the mouth. The saliva keeps getting collected in their cheek pools and when they shake their head, we all know the consequences. This aids in digestion and lubricates the dog’s food as well. Other than this, the saliva also helps your pooch cool down and keeps oral tissues and teeth under protection. Till a limit, drooling is normal and as pet parents you should accept it, but the problem is when that drooling goes beyond control. Excessive drooling is also known as hyper-salivation. Another thing that needs to be highlighted is that drooling is not just about too much saliva; it is also the inability of the canine to hold it in the mouth or to swallow it.
Drool‘y’ breeds: There are certain breeds who drool more than the others – the reason being the face structure. The common breeds who drool excessively are:

  • St Bernard
  • Bloodhounds
  • Basset Hounds
  • Newfoundland
  • Mastiffs
  • Great Dane
  • Boxer
  • Bulldog
  • Shar Pei
  • Bull Mastiff

It is quite normal for these breeds to drool, all you need to do as a responsible pet parent is to keep their towel handy. One must realise that dealing with drool is a part of being parents to these breeds and not much can be done.
What causes excessive drool?
There can be various causes for hyper-salivation in dogs.
Psychological trigger: Saliva production increases when the nervous system is triggered. A psychological trigger like fear, anxiety and stress may lead to excessive drooling. After drinking or rather lapping water, your pet might drool, which is completely normal. Don’t be surprised if your pet is drooling too much even when he is happy because happiness is also considered a trigger. The sight of treats or their favourite food and motion sickness are some other major causes. It is also possible that hyper-salivation is a reaction to an abscess, periodontal diseases, nausea or mouth pain.
Foreign objects: Another strong reason at which a dog may drool excessively is the presence of a foreign object. There might be a possibility that a foreign object like piece of plastic, fabric or a wrapper may be embedded in your pet’s gums, stuck in between his teeth or the roof of the mouth. It can cause irritation that can lead to excessive drooling and in serious cases, the dog may also get injured.
Infections or injuries: The salivary glands can be injured during a fight and as a result, the damaged gland would keep leaking saliva and other fluid in the neighbouring tissues. Other cause can be bacterial infection. But keep in mind that there is always some foul odour in an infection. The best way to keep a tab on this is to regularly brush your pet’s teeth with pet toothpaste.
Summer time: Harsh summers can be painful for our furry companions. Sudden excessive drooling during summers can be a sign of heat stroke. In addition to hyper-salivation, the dog might look tired and would be panting. In such case, you should take your pet to a cooler place and give some cool water. Consult your vet as well.
Irritants: There is a possibility that your pet could have chewed something that was not supposed to be chewed and this can result in mouth irritation. Chewing some plant, wire, piece of toxic plastic, etc. can be dangerous; thus always keep an eye on what your pet is taking into his mouth. You can also get your pet some chewy bones. This would help in two ways. One, it would control plaque, tartar build up and keep dental problems away and two, they would be occupied and would not look for things here and there.
How to control excessive drooling?
Prevention is always better than cure. With regular care and keeping a watch on the symptoms, you can avoid the problem of excessive drooling. If your pet has been drooling excessively and is acting in an irritable manner, it can be a symptom of rabies. The other two diseases associated closely with excessive drooling are pseudo rabies and distemper. Get in touch with your vet immediately if you suspect anything unusual in your dog’s behaviour.
There can be chances that the hyper-salivation may be the result of a neurological problem – the nerves of the mouth not functioning properly or blockage in the oesophagus. The vet would be the best judge to enlighten you with the correct diagnosis and the remedy.

Dogs and Pups, Sep Oct 13 Issue

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Sep-Oct 2013

Editorial
+ Sparkle Struck!

Dog Breed Profile
+ Stunning Yorkshire Terrier

Dog Training
+ Sports for the pooch
+ Dos and Don’ts for avoiding dog bites
+ Prevent fireworks fear
+ Inspiring tail

Dog Health
+ Key kidney knowledge
+ Find out about kidney emergencies
+ Why does your dog eat grass?

Fun & Features
+ Facebook friends
+ King of my castle
+ The more the merrier
+ Doglicious delicacies for all occasions

Dog Grooming
+ your essential shampoo guide
+ Secrets revealed -to bond with your groomer

Paws and their stars
+ Ashok K Banker

Pawstore

+ Events
GC-‘Primo Companio’ fashion show at Kolkata
Prime Animal Care Hospital opens at Noida

Readers Write In
+ Just fur fun!
+ Picture perfect
+ Ask the expert…
+ ‘wags’ for the wonderful vet
+ ‘paw ’ – tales
+ Remembrance

 

 

 

Dogs & Pups, Nov-Dec 2013

Editorial

Nov-Dec 2014

Nov-Dec 2014

+ Beginnings & Happy Memories

Dog Breed Profile
+ Funtastic Bull Terrier

Dog Training
+ Brush Up on training essentials!

Dog Health
+ Otitis Causes, treatment & Management
+ Understanding Common ear problems
+ Timely treatment of Dry Eye Condition
+ Pearly Whites: window to your pooch’s health

Puppy Care
+ Bringing a pup home: a first day guide
+ An insight into the stages of puppy development
+ First day puppy parenting

Dog Grooming
+ Learn all about Paw Protection

Dog Nutrition
+ How the right diet can get life off to a good start…

Fun & Features
+ Pooch movie mania magic!
+ Recognise our pooch’s style statement!

+ Waggy New Year gifts

Paws and their stars
+ John Abraham

Seasonal Care
New Year resolutions for a pet parent – the KPS way

Pawssionate Profession
+ Love thy pet, Love thy profession

Paw store

Events
+ Brett Lee launches Pedigree ADULT Senior in New Delhi

Readers Write In
+ Ask the expert…
+ Just fur fun!
+ Poem
+ ‘wags’ for the wonderful vet
+ Shining Star
+ Picture perfect
+ ‘paw ’ – tales + Remembrance

Dogs & Pups, Jan-Feb 2014 Issue

Jan-Feb 2014

 

Editorial
+Why God made dogs?

Dog Breed Profile
+ Anatolian Shepherd The Guardian Dog

Dog Training
+ Home alone… DOs & Don’ts
+ How to Correct canine chewing
+ Home alone… a trainer’s guide

Puppy Care
+
Educating your puppy in 8 lessons

Dog Health
+ FAQs on the role of nutrients for Skin health

Dog Grooming
+ Why do Dogs drool?

Dog Nutrition
+ Are you sharing your food with your pooch?
+ Decipher the role of SALT in your pooch’s diet

Fun & Features
+ 6 habits to learn from the furry guru!

Seasonal Care
+ Warm and happy in Winter wonderland!
+ KPS Valentine Pooch!
+ 2014 New Year Resolutions

Care 24*7
+ Perfect match: Choose the right Leashes & Bowls
+ Caution of common errors made by pet parents

Paws and their stars
+ Saina Nehwal’s

People@Paws
+ Pawsionate Profession

Pawstore

+ Events
National Symposium on Companion Animal Practice and CE
(Continuing Education) Program concluded in Mumbai

Readers Write In
+ Just fur fun!
+ Picture perfect
+ Ask the expert
+ ‘wags’ for the wonderful vet

Dogs and Pups, July Aug 13 Issue

July Aug 2013

July Aug 2013

Editorial
+ Magical Nine

Dog Breed Profile
+ Amazing Alaskan Huskies

Dog Training
+ Being Social!
+ Train them young!
+ Sports for the Pooch-Part I

Dog Health
+ Controlling pest on
+ Dental care: a key to general well being

Dog Grooming
+ The science of pet odour
+ Groom them young!
+ Scintillating Siberians!

Dog Nutrition
+ Are proteins really bad for dogs?

Paws and their stars
+ Shiv Khera

Puppy Care
+ Pawfect homecoming!
+ Cool puppy shower ideas…
+ Educating your puppy in 8 lessons

Children and Dog
+ Pooches shape your kid’s personality

Blog
+ Making Your Own Dog Toys at Home

welfare
+ Adopting a rescued angel

Readers Write In
+ Just Fur Fun
+ Poem
+ Shining Star
+ Picture Perfect
+ Ask the expert
+ Wags for the wonderful vet
+ Pawtails
1 Sheroo my youngest son
2 Love struck one rainy day

Events
+ PetLabs360 introduces Titer Testing for diseases
+ Wag N Wash pet grooming salon opens in Pune
+ Just Dogs introduces Spa on Wheels and opens a new outlet
+ Harley’s Corner introduces Ready-To-Eat Wet food
+ Claws & Paws organised free eye and ear consultation camp
+ Paw’lished introduced at PetStepin’
+ The Paws Pack unpacked K9 Monsoon Mania
+ Kennel Kitchen launches
+ ‘Board a Pooch’ provides unique boarding facility
+ PAL organises Pet Carnival and Fashion Show in Thane
+ A series of Royal Canin conferences
+ Making Your Own Dog Toys at Home
+ Pooches shape your kid’s personality