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Shine even when it pours…

Monsoon is a time to enjoy with your doggies. Unlike summers where it’s too hot or the winters where it gets too cold, the rainy season is one of the most enjoyable times for pet parents to spend with their dogs outdoor as long as some rules are followed. Keep them dry: The most basic rule is to protect their skin and coat and to keep them dry. This can be accomplished with the help of dog…

Precious paw care…

Just like our feet need care, our dog’s paws also need to be clean and well. Paws can get cut, scratched, ticks, etc and have foreign objects embedded in them. Here’s how to keep a check… After every outdoor activity, clean your dog’s paws with a wash cloth, warm water or dip the paw in warm water bowl. This will wash away the dirt, thorns, stones lodged between digits and the hair. Taking care of…

Dashing pooches: the Drools way

When the sun shines bright in summer, pooches need to be groomed regularly to keep them fit and fine. Here are a few summer grooming tips. Keep them tick-free : In summers, regular use of tick powder, shampoos and sprays will protect your pets from fleas, ticks and mosquitoes as these parasites can cause skin irritations and disease . Brand ed tick collars are recommended to keep them at bay.…

Glam me gorgeous!

It is important to have a routine in place for grooming your dog, that way they know what’s coming next. Before you start grooming, gather all necessary supplies, make sure you have all you need to clean eyes and ears, trim nails, bath, dry... Gather the things you’ll need... Brushes Comb Ear cleaner Cotton balls Damp cloth Dog nail clippers Collar/lead for in the bath Dog shampoo Towels…

Let your Shih Tzu be a showstopper!

Since Shih Tzus are dense coated, long-haired breeds, they need to be regularly and thoroughly groomed. If they are not brushed daily, their hair gets matted and fused, and tugging and combing only gives more pain than relief. Here’s how to home groom your Shih Tzu. Grooming essentials… A grooming table with an arm or just a good non-skid table A pair of scissors Pin brush, slicker brush and a…

Let your canine shine in winter

Dry skin, dry hair, cracking heels – all are signs of winter setting in…not just for you but for your pooch as well. Here’s how to take care of your canine in winter. Grooming your dog is essential to responsible pet parenting. Here’s how to keep your pet well-groomed in winter: Brushing: Regular brushing is a must to keep dry skin away. To help him stay warm, use a smart dog coat.…

Different brush strokes for different coats

As pet parent, we all understand the benefits of having a clean, well-groomed dog not just for our pleasure, but first and foremost for the benefit to the dog. Different breeds have different coats, here’s how to groom different types of coats. Benefits of grooming Happy and healthy: A regular grooming schedule can keep your dog happier and your pet’s skin and hair stays healthy when…

Spiffing up the fashion icon – ‘Poodle’

Chic n’ smart…that’s how a Poodle looks. Here’s how to make her the showstopper! Once a Poodle parent, always a Poodle parent! Well, that is the Charisma a Poodle has, as fanciers of this specific breed rarely become fond of any other breed. Being an interesting companion with her captivating, watchful, clever, playful and winning ways, a Poodle easily makes home in one’s heart. Curls delight!…

Taking care of pearly whites!

Dogs, just like humans, can get cavities. It really cannot be overemphasised just how important it is to keep your dog’s teeth clean. When you clean your dog’s mouth, her gums and her teeth, you are setting her up for a much healthier life Where to begin This should be fun for your dog. Do not overly restrain your dog. Keep sessions short and positive. Be sure to praise your dog…

Understanding effective coat care for your pet

A healthy coat is a reflection of animal’s health. A healthy dog possesses a bright, shiny, parasite-free coat. Your pooch can be blessed with a beautiful coat too, let’s see how. Coat comprises skin covered with hair and in case of dogs, it is nearly throughout the body. Healthy coat not only provides aesthetic beauty, great looks but also adds to owner’s pride and delight. Dog’s coat…

Silky n’ shiny…my Lhasa Apso

The Lhasa Apso, with her magnificent, profuse coat is completely a fur ball of companion and is one of the truly wonderful breeds. Here’s how to keep their beautiful manes lovely at all times. Lhasa Apsos are blessed with beautiful hair…the texture of the hair is excellent and generally straight and if maintained well, their prolific coat can grow and freefall straight to the ground without any…

Smarten him!

Have you ever seen your pet getting extremely happy when you take him out for a training session? Well, some pets do…. Proper training, nutrition and exercise are essential but there is no escaping the necessity of regular grooming. While it’s important to make sure your dog is clean and looks good on special occasions, grooming shouldn’t be saved just for those special occasions. Regular…

Keeping in apple-pie order!

There is no thumb rule when it comes to the frequency of bathing your dog as it depends not only on his breed but also on individual dog! Bathing your dog is a vital step towards responsible pet parenting. Regardless of the breed and the coat type, shampooing promotes cleanliness and a healthy skin and coat. Frequency of bathing varies greatly between breeds and individual pets, how often…

Make her the glam girl

Sensational Spaniel family… The Spaniel family has many beautiful contenders amongst themselves, each one having her own unique characteristics. In earlier times, they were often referred to as the Water Dogs or Water Spaniels. The spaniel was then crossed with other carefully selected breeds which gave rise to the now popularly known breeds such as the Cocker, English Cocker, Springer, American…

Whiff for your woof

We all know our pooches are nosey – olfaction is their primary and most important sense. Humans have five million scent receptors in their nasal folds but these guys have over 200 million!!! No wonder then that our pooches love and actually benefit from aromatherapy. Aromatherapy for relaxation How do you feel after a luxurious aromatherapy session? Ofcourse, you feel relaxed, elated and…

Pet hygiene: is it simply a bath?

Over the years, we have related the term ‘hygiene’ or cleanliness with just a ‘bath’ when it comes to our pets, but it is not so. Here’s what is meant by pet hygiene. Whenever you give a bath to your beloved pet, you feel that the canine kid has become neat and clean. But while giving him a bath, did you give special attention to areas like the eyes, ears, under pads, nails, toilet areas, under…

How to be the Show Stopper everyday

Eye care: Clean her eyes with a damp cotton wool to remove any dirt, mucus, etc. Ear care: If your dog has long ears; ensure their water bowls have narrow mouths so that when they drink water the ears fall out of the bowl and don’t get damp with water. If she has floppy ears, wax can accumulate inside them and cause odour. Use a dry cotton ball to clean the external part of the ear but never…

Groom your pup in style

As a new pup owner, it is extremely essential for you to know what is correct for the pup, right from proofing the home, settling him in, to his diet management, vaccination process, training and YES grooming. Here are a few Do’s and Don’ts for pup grooming. Do’s Introduce your pet to the world of combing and brushing right from the start. Make brushing a daily routine. Be very patient and…

Welcome to the world of combs and brushes!

Selecting the correct type of brush or comb for your loved pet is a very essential step in grooming. As this is what will ensure whether you will actually end up caring for your pet’s coat or harming it! Brushes and combs come in diverse shapes and sizesCombs Single Sided Comb: Single sided combs come in handy for quick run through the hair as well as to check and open knots in hairy pets. Double…

Groom me gently, I am scared!

If your pooch is scared of the grooming brush or the water-filled tub, it’s advisable to go slow and make him comfortable with the grooming tools. Let’s see how. Make grooming session a routine. A short 5-10 minutes session would be fine. Equip yourself with grooming tools, lots of treats and of course your love. Don’t touch your pooch with these tools, just keep them close for the first few…
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