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Just Fur Fun | Sep Oct 2012

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write in your poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

All About My Buddy:

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Aayushi and Jingle

My Name is: Aayushi Shah
My Buddy’s Name is: Jingle
My Buddy’s Breed is: Labrador Retriever
My Buddy’s Age is: Six months
My Buddy is: Female
My Buddy’s Colour is: Golden
My Buddy’s Favourite Treat are: Dentastix, ice cream and eggs
My Buddy’s First Love: My mom and me
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: She is very cute, understanding and adorable

BUDDY AND Me: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Playing hide & seek, football and watching TV
What We Indulge on Sundays: Going for a drive, playing and watching TV
What is the best trick I have taught her: Playing hide & seek.

6 easy steps to make toothbrushing fun

By the time they are three years old, 80 percent of dogs show signs of gum disease, caused by a build up of plaque and tartar on the teeth. Regularly brushing your dog’s teeth is a great way to prevent this problem and help his teeth and gums stay healthy and it can be an enjoyable reward for your dog.

Small breeds in particular are more susceptible to gum disease as they live longer so there is more time for disease to take hold and they have the same number of teeth crowded into a smaller jaw. You need to introduce your dog to toothbrushing very gradually, ensuring that he learns to really enjoy the experience. It is essential to remember to praise and reward your dog for any positive responses. Choose a suitable time and place to carry out this training, for example, when you and your dog have returned from a walk or playing and he has had the chance to release some energy. A quite area that is free from distractions is best.

The necessities

  • Dog toothpaste (never use human toothpaste as this can upset your dog’s stomach).
  • Clean hands and short nails (this is essential for the safety of your dog).
  • A ‘finger’ toothbrush.
  • A pet toothbrush (soft bristles, do not use firm bristles as this can cause damage to the gum tissue).
  • Water.
  • A quiet area, with little or no distractions.
  • Patience!

Steps to introduce toothbrushing

Each of the following stages should last for no longer than five minutes and should be repeated on five separate days before moving on to the next stage. If your dog appears unhappy with any stage then return to the previous stage until he is ok.

Stage 1

The first stage is to introduce your dog to the taste of the toothpaste so that he starts to look forward to his toothbrushing sessions. Wash your hands and smear a small amount of toothpaste on to your index finger. Allow the dog to lick the toothpaste from your finger. Repeat this process for a few minutes rewarding your dog for licking the toothpaste.

Stage 2

The next stage is to get your dog used to having has mouth handled and the feel of something in his mouth. Smear your index finger with toothpaste and then gently slide it into your dog’s mouth letting it glide over the surface of the teeth and gums. Only go as far into the mouth as your dog is comfortable. Re-apply toothpaste to your finger and repeat this process for approx 6- 8 times. Remember to praise and reward your dog for any positive responses. With your other hand start to gently touch your dog’s muzzle and nose, bridging the nose with your hand ensuring your fingers and hand do not interfere with your dog’s eyes. Gently lift your dog’s lips whilst your finger is in the dog’s mouth. Repeat this for the remainder of the session.

Stage 3

Place the finger brush on to your index finger, wet it with water and smear some toothpaste onto the bristles. Let your dog lick the toothpaste from the bristles. This will feel different to him so repeat this a few times allowing him to get used to the feeling. When he is happy to do this, re-apply toothpaste to the bristles and gently slide your finger into your dog’s mouth and allow it to glide over the teeth and gums. With your other hand, bridge your dog’s nose and lift the lips as you slide the finger brush over the teeth and gums. Only go as far as your dog is comfortable and happy and remember to praise all positive responses. Remember to always end the session on a good note.

Stage 4

Wet your dog’s toothbrush with water and smear the bristles with toothpaste and then allow your dog to lick the toothpaste from the bristles to let them get the feel of the bristles. Put some more toothpaste on the brush, bridge your dog’s nose and, lifting the lips, start to gently brush his canines, using an up and downward motion; start with the toothbrush angled towards the gum line and move the brush away from the gum to the tip of the tooth. Finish the session with the finger brush and toothpaste exploring all areas of the teeth and gums.

Stage 5

Your dog should now be happy with having his canines brushed with the toothbrush. You can now move on to cleaning his other teeth. Prepare his toothbrush and paste and start by brushing his canines, as before, using an up and down motion. Slowly move along to the teeth behind the canines using a circular motion, (remember to slightly angle the bristles towards the gum line), and slowly proceed to the back of the mouth. Only go as far as your dog is comfortable and happy with – remember this should be an enjoyable activity for your dog. Concentrate on the top teeth at first and work along both sides of the mouth in turn. When your dog is happy with his top teeth being brushed, start to brush along the bottom row behind the canines, moving towards the back of the mouth (take your time as it is usually more difficult to brush the lower teeth – this is the part of the jaw that moves!).

Stage 6

Providing your dog is happy with having the rest of his teeth brushed you can start to brush his front teeth. Prepare his toothbrush and paste and start by brushing the canines and then move along the teeth behind on both sides of the mouth in turn, brushing top and bottom teeth. Now for the front teeth – with your other hand, carefully bridge your dog’s nose placing your middle finger across the top of the nose. Place your index finger under his nose, ensuring you do not block his nostrils. Place your thumb on the top of your dog’s bottom lip and gently part the lips with your index finger and thumb. This should reveal the front teeth. Gently brush the front teeth using an up and down motion (as for the canines). This may feel quite strange to your dog so you may need to repeat parting the lips a few times before using the toothbrush. Gradually build up the amount of time spent brushing.

When you have repeated Stage 6 several times you should be able to confidently brush your dog’s teeth every day. Remember this should always be an enjoyable experience for your dog.

Just Fur Fun | July Aug 2012

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write injust for fun your poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

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All About My Buddy:

Our Names are: Khushboo and Niyati Dave

Our Buddy’s Name is: Puchuk

Our Buddy’s Breed is: Labrador

Our Buddy’s Age is: Two years

Our Buddy is: Male

Our Buddy’s Colour is: Fawn

Our Buddy’s Favourite Treat is: Rice

Our Buddy’s First Love: Our mom!

Our Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: He is very loving and loves to be around our mom whole day.

BUDDY AND US: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: We play together and go for a walk every day.

What We Indulge on Sundays: We give him a bath, groom him, lie down together and watch TV.

Just Fur Fun | May June 2012

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write in your poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

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All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Puravi Nath
My Buddy’s Name is: Zorro
My Buddy’s Breed is: Pug
My Buddy’s Age is: Three and a half years
My Buddy is: Male
My Buddy’s Colour is: Beige and black
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats: Fruits and salads
My Buddy’s First Love is: My father
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: He is very cute, sweet and friendly

BUDDY AND ME:
(Few of our favourite things)
List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: I throw toys which he fetches and i chase him, he runs, sometimes hiding himself between the legs of his supporting family members.
What We Indulge on Sundays: He papmer him on Sundays. He loves all his family at home.
What Is the Best Trick I Have Taught Him: Using his paws, shifting the AV Blower blades down towards him.

Just Fur Fun | Nov Dec 2011

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write in just for funyour poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

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All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Soham Roy Choudhury
My Buddy’s Name is: Timmy
My Buddy’s Breed is: Golden Retriever
My Buddy’s Age is: Four Months
My Buddy is: Male
My Buddy’s Colour is: Fawn
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats: Jer High chicken sticks and vanilla ice cream
My Buddy’s First Love is: Who else me
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: He loves to chew anything and say ‘Hello’ by licking.
A Song Dedicated to My Buddy: ‘Be with you’ by Enrique Iglesias

BUDDY AND ME:
(Few of our favourite things)
List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Playing with his red chewy ball and rolling on the floor together.
What We Indulge on Sundays: We spend playing with each other and training on all Sunday.
What Is the Best Trick I Have Taught Him: To find my lost toys!

Just Fur Fun | Sep Oct 2011

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do writejust for fun in your poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

Just Fur Fun! All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Tanya Jojy
My Buddy’s Name is: Cleo
My Buddy’s Breed is Labrador Retriever
My Buddy’s Age is One year and two months.
My Buddy is: Male
My Buddy’s Colour is: Fawn
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats: Buttermilk, choosticks and biscuits.
My Buddy’s Funniest Habit: Running around all the kids in my society (residential colony).
My Buddy’s First Love is: Me , as I love him the most.
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: I hate dog hostels and will protect my big sister always!
BUDDY AND ME: (Few of our favourite things)
List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Playing catch, hide & seek and ball with all the kids in the society.
What We Indulge on Sundays: Long walks, sleeping, playing and eating.
What Is the Best Trick I Have Taught Him: Fetch and to give a shake hand to all the guests who come to our house.
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The Pug – A little bundle of fun

The Pug – A little bundle of fun……with very specific features
Despite the dignified, even anxious molossoid appearance, the Pug can’t hide his happy, affectionate, totally loyal – even exclusive – nature for long! As a result of discussions with breeders keen to support a charming breed, and the benefit of scientific advances in terms of nutrition, Royal Canin launches a new food dedicated to the breed: PUG 25.

A charmer

The Pug is undoubtedly the oldest of the small molossoid breeds, with historians reporting its existence fornutrition two or three thousand years. Originally from China and sharing the same origins as the Mastiff or Tibetan Mastiff, the Pug arrived in Europe via Holland in the 16th century. The breed quickly became a favourite in the royal courts, before it was supplanted by the Pekinese and terriers. It was not until the 1960s that the Duke and Duchess of Windsor restored the breed to royal favour.

A delicate skin which needs care…

The Pug’s short hair clearly displays his skin, which is folded around the face. These folds can retain natural humidity in the skin and encourage the appearance of cutaneous irritation. Regular cleaning is necessary for good hygiene, and food can also contribute to good health: A patented complex of four B vitamins and an amino acid help reinforce the effectiveness of the cutaneous barrier. Omega 3 fatty acids, EPA-DHA from fish oil and vitamin A have supportive anti-inflammatory action.

A face with no comparison…

Carried on a large, round head, the short muzzle is completely square and not turned up. The jaw is characteristically brachycephalic, with slight lower prognathism, and the incisors are implanted almost in a straight line. In fact, picking up an object or food that is too flat is very difficult, and the Pug has a tendency to swallow his food without crunching.

A characteristic physique

The Pug’s compact form shows off crisp, firm muscles. Regular, gentle walks, avoiding strong heat and intense effort, are enough to keep him in shape when combined with the right food, served in the right amount, and not too many treats. Regular, gentle exercise is also good for the digestive system.

The complete food…

This little dog has relatively long life expectancy, and regular veterinary checks and a specially adapted diet can help make this long life a comfortable one. Royal Canin offers a complete diet for Pugs – PUG 25, which is based on ultradigestible (90 percent) proteins and a combination of fibres to stimulate transite and protect the intestinal flora. It is enriched with antioxidants which are effective against free radicals: vitamins E and C, taurine, active plant extracts such as luteine and grape polyphenols.

Just Fur Fun

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write

just for fun

Rockstar

in your poems, short stories or anecdotes of your loving doggy and see them splash here. Here is the checklist of information we would love to have, e-mail it to us at info@dogsandpups.net

Just Fur Fun! All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Reaa Mehta
My Buddy’s Name is: Rockstar
My Buddy’s Breed is: Boxer
My Buddy’s Age is: One Year
My Buddy is: Male
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats: Chews & Bones
My Buddy’s food i: Pedigree
Celebrity My Buddy Resembles the Most: Hilary Duff, Linkin Park and any rockstar
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: Very naughty but trustworthy my tail and a rocker!
A Song Dedicated to my Buddy: Beat of my heart by Hilary Duff
BUDDY AMD ME:
(Few of our favourite things)
List of activities we like doing the most: Playing, walking etc
What we indulge on Sundays: Do whatever we like (That’s the way we like it!)
What is the best trick I have taught him: Hide and Seek, and Treasure Hunt

Just Fur Fun | Dogs & Pups

Please send in your pet’s stories at info@dogsandpups.net to get published.

All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Alena

My Buddy’s Name is: Mischief

My Buddy’s Breed is: Pug

My Buddy’s Colour is: fawn with black highlight

My Buddy’s Age is: 4 Years

My Buddy’s Favourite Treat: Banana

My Buddy’s Funniest Habits: He tries to bite and nibble my ear

My Buddy’s First Love: Only me !

My Buddy’s Foods: Rolti and Fruits

Character Certificate to My Buddy Will Say: Sleepy head but loving

BUDDy and ME: (Few of our favourite things)

List of activities we like doing the most: He loves to sleep by my side as i sing for me.

What we indulge doing on Sundays: Sleep

What is the best tricks I have taught him: To bite my grandfather’s socks.

Just Fur fun | May June 11

All you kiddies out there, we would love to know more about you and your dog. Do write

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Sasha

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Just Fur Fun! All About My Buddy:

My Name is: Shivani Singh
My Buddy’s Name is: Sasha
My Buddy’s Breed is: German Shepherds
My Buddy’s Age is: Four months
My Buddy is: Female
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats: Royal Canin foods, chicken and ice creams
My Buddy’s First Love is: None other than me.
Celebrity My Buddy Resembles the Most: She’s a celebrity on her own
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: Very naughty outside but loving inside!
A Song Dedicated to my Buddy: Hey There Delilah! by Plain White
BUDDY AMD ME:
(Few of our favourite things)
List of activities we like doing the most: Playing and going for a walk.
What we indulge on Sundays: Sitting inside the A/C room and eating ice-cream.
What is the best trick I have taught her: Shake hand