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Just Fur Fun | Jan Feb 2013

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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Billu Don

My Name is: Adrian Joseph
My Buddy’s Name is: Billu Don
My Buddy’s Breed is: Labrador-Hound hybrid
My Buddy’s Age is: Seven months
My Buddy is: Male
My Buddy’s Colour is: Fawn
My Buddy’s Favourite Treats are: Beef treats
My Buddy’s First Love: School kids in uniform
My Buddy’s Character Certificate Will Say: Yo Wazzup! I’m cool like my pet parent!
My Buddy’s Funniest Habit: Jumping to and fro joyfully

BUDDY AND ME: (Few of our favourite things)

List of Activities We Like Doing the Most: Jogging, playing tag and bouncing in the inflated castle.
What We Indulge on Sundays: Watching movies, splashing water.
What is the Best Trick I have Taught Him: Peeping down the balcony and duelling with other pooches.

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.

Fur dressing – Brush to shine

Every new dog who enters a family goes through an intensive study on appearance, height, weight, colour, behaviour, preferences and probable life span. Products to make the pet comfortable are researched upon and bought. The house is made pet-friendly and the extended family is informed of the new addition. Who will train the dog, who will feed her, who will take her for a walk, who will take care of her during holidays and what the dog is prohibited from – everything is thought of and decided upon in advance. But has one extensively thought about grooming?

Well, the dog has now been home for a couple of months. Everything has gone well so far and the dog has

dog grooming

Kristine Schirmer and Dr Lochana Baney

charmed the whole family. Then something happens that is very natural. There’s something under the front leg! An ulcer? No, it turns out to be a matt! Did the breeder not say that the dog’s coat does not need maintenance? Or did he just say that the dog does not shed? How does a dog get such a matt and why are there similar matts on both hind legs? Funny! Exactly in the same place on both sides! This requires action! A pair of clippers should be got immediately or, better still, a dog groomer should be given this responsibility. Brushing the hair at home may not be possible because the dog will run away when you try to brush the hair. And if you force her to brush her hair, she will whine so loud that your heart will melt and the evil brush will disappear!

But it shouldn’t happen that the poor dog will have big, hard matts, until one goes to a professional for help. A clean shave is also not an option either! It is extremely embarrassing for the dog and harmful as well. Bald, shaven dogs freeze in winter and get sun burn in summer. The whole spectrum of skin protection functions of the coat becomes useless. Thus fur dressing by professionals who have sound knowledge of different types of coat in different breeds and how to work in the best way to conserve the texture, colour and breed standards, can help your dog to remain clean, free of matts, well groomed and healthy.

Benefits of pooch coat…

The condition of the coat defines the general health of the animal. The skin and hair form the largest organ of the body and protect the dog from external factors such as water, ultraviolet rays and micro-organisms. The coat is also responsible for temperature control and immunity regulation and for preserving water, salts, fats and sensory perception.

Every dog requires conscious fur dressing. If one thinks that short-haired dogs like Dalmatians, Doberman and Boxers do not require fur dressing, think again. Their hair falls like the leaves of a Christmas tree. It happens in such a way that it doesn’t stop for the rest of the dog’s life. Meanwhile, long-haired dogs must be regularly brushed in order to avoid matts. Only regular hair brushing will overcome matts.

With most breeds of dogs, the fur is dense and has multiple layers of hair. Here, fur dressing is particularly important. A dog’s hair has a tendency to matt if proper care of the skin and hair is not taken. Infections and parasitic attacks are not noticed with just a cursory glance. With regular care and proper inspection of the skin, skin diseases can be detected at an early stage.

Benefits of bathing… .

There are various reasons why dogs should be bathed regularly. It serves to clean the dog and remove dead hair from the skin. At the same time, dandruff and dirt are also removed. Bathing also helps to deodorise the dog from internal smells, as well as smells caused by external factors. In order to prevent the dog’s skin from any kind of danger, it is essential that the dog is taken to a professional for a dog shampoo.

Fur dressing… what does it mean?

Fur dressing means working with the skin and hair of dogs in a professional way after evaluation of the general condition of the coat. This includes services like:

  • Gently brushing the different layers of the hair using layer specific brushes, without causing injury to the skin and other delicate organs, either to dematt, stop shedding, clean the skin of dust and debris, etc.
  • Haircuts or trims for convenient, healthy lifestyle.
  • Bathing with nontoxic, coat specific shampoos.

All these procedures are conducted to conserve the natural texture, colour and coat patterns.

How fur dressing helps…

Fur dressing enables the upper layer of the skin to breathe, while the coat’s in-built temperature control mechanism stays effective. As the process of fur growth is controlled by daylight, dogs who mostly stay in the house are more likely to shed a lot of hair.

The purpose of fur dressing is to improve and maintain the skin and fur of the animal so that he can protect himself from environmental factors, retaining the breed-specific characteristics of his physical appearance. In addition, the natural tendencies of the animal are retained and his social contact with his pet parent is intensified. Do not forget to reward your dog after fur dressing!

Mock fur dressing, for instance, light brushing with a soft brush, just getting used to standing on the grooming table for a few minutes at a time, should start right after the second month after the dog’s birth and continue regularly. Technical specifications should be adhered to by consulting a professional. A professional dresser can also help in the early years of the dog’s life. The rule of regularity is to be followed, rather than clipping off the hair altogether once a year, which is destructive. More natural the fur of the dog, the more it will tend to protect the dog from the environment.

(Dr Lochana Baney is a veterinary physician, who runs GORDON – Just FUR Dogs, where you can get detailed advice regarding the hair and skin care of your dog.)

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

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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

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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

just for fun

Sasha

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: 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