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Training your K9 Kid

A dog’s personality depends on various factors, but you can mould him into a properly behaved member by training him at the right age. Last issue, we gave a few tips to train your lil’ one on socialisation and winning his love and respect. Here are a few more tips on housetraining your pup, preventing him from chewing and jumping. Having a pup at home is both a pleasure and a responsibility. He is…

Understanding canine Strokes

One day he’s normal. The next he’s walking funny, eating funny, or losing his balance. There’s a possibility he may have had a stroke. Once considered a rare occurrence, canine strokes are now more frequently diagnosed, thanks in part to advances in neuro-imaging. But don’t confuse the word “stroke” with “heat stroke.” Although related, a “stroke” involves the obstruction or rupture of blood…

Donating the gift of life

Emergency never informs us, neither accident warns us; so it’s always better to be prepared for the worst, we cannot take chances with our pooches. Just imagine if our loving pooch is battling for life, and vet asks for blood transfusion. What next! Most of us are clueless. D&P always understands the medical needs of pet parents. Thus, here we bring some useful information about the…

Brave little Bella!

Caesar in the city Ever since I saved Bella from being eaten by a turtle in the river, she follows me around like a little, lost puppy. When I race down the hallway in the morning, she’s right at my heels, slipping and sliding around the corner and into the kitchen. And when I lay my head on Raven’s slipper, Bella lays her head on the other one. She’s a cute kid since country life humbled her. One…

The Humane Society..

The Humane Society of the United States - healing the animal world “It’s the moral obligation of humans to protect the animals, whose habitat we share” indeed a wise thought. Well, it is actually the belief of The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) - an organisation wholeheartedly dedicated to animal welfare. Here’s some more on The HSUS and HSI - the international arm of The HSUS.…

Fun, frolic, festivity… and feast too

Let’s satiate our pooches’ taste buds with delectable delicacies, this Christmas. The mouthwatering recipes will definitely add more zest to our doggies’ festive spirits. So unfold your apron and dust your cooking cap, barge into the kitchen, singing & humming jingles. Here’s wishing all pet parents...we wish you a merry Christmas...and a Happy New Year. HOMECARE Christmas cake Ingredients: 2…

Life is Precious

It’s an alarming situation for many pet owners to hear their pet is affected with cancer. Seeing a lump or mass on the body of their pet, some of the pet owners neglect, some of them panic while a few even get rid of the pet. But many genuine pet lovers like to treat and manage the disease so as to improve their pet’s condition and lengthen their lifetime. Here’s a brief info on the basics of…

Common Health Concerns

Your dog may live a long and healthy life, and never experience any health problems. However, it’s still a good idea to familiarize yourself with the more common canine health concerns so that if he should develop a problem, you will know what to do. Here’s a rundown of some of the most common complaints your dog may face, and what you can do about them. Allergies: Dogs can be allergic to a…

Caesar and Little Ms. Confidence

What happens when the lil’ baby of the house gets a new sibling? Sibling rivalry? This is what happened to Caesar when Raven and Josh brought home Ms. Confidence. But, all is well that ends well and soon she found a secure place in Caesar’s heart. Ever since Raven and Josh picked me up off the streets, I’ve lived the good life in a cozy cottage surrounded by a lush, green forest with a river…

Skin care regimen for your K9

Skin is the largest organ of the body representing 15-25% of body weight. Rightly called “first line of defence,” it protects other body parts from weather extremities, ultra violet radiations and injuries, which makes skin care regimen all the more important. Here’s a piece of advice on the same. A healthy skin truly represents dog’s good health condition. Cleanliness is one of the important…

Dabboo Ratnani

Camera is his first love and Flash his second and they are together right from morning till late at night. Flash gives an enthusiastic welcome to all models and adds life to the studio. Favourite of all celebrities, he has been shot with the who’s who of Bollywood. Yes, we are talking about the famous fashion photographer Dabboo Ratnani and his Boxer friend ‘Flash,’ who have spend almost six years…

Beautiful big Red Setters

Feathered silky flowing red hair, dark hazel expressive eyes, muscular legs, proportionate bodyline, athletic with sweet temperament… the Red Setters have it all! His beautiful looks and high energy will bring joy to your family. Here’s some more info about this lovely breed. Red is the colour of energy, courage, strength, vitality, and passion and Irish Setters, better known as Red Setters, live…

Pet grooming made easy

Grooming provides bonding time along with ensuring that you’ll keep your pet's skin and coat healthy and be aware of any subtle changes in condition. Start early The first step in home grooming is to teach the dog to accept the attention. Start as early as possible and make this interaction an enjoyable experience for your lil’ darling. Tools A basic home grooming kit for a long-coated dog should…

Stars with a difference! Kool K9!

Undoubtedly, dogs are lovable, regardless of breed, size and age. But, some  are ordained to become famous, and what keeps them apart from others is their attitude and loving nature. Here are a few dogs, who have created history and will always be remembered with fondness. Playful Pluto Pluto – Bloodhound, the best buddy of Mickey Mouse, is friendly and loyal. His playfulness and good spirits…

My personal ordeal

One thing that I had never thought was that a small mistake would cost me so dear. It all started when one day I happened to see the main gate of my house left slightly open. I suddenly wanted to be adventurous and I ventured out for a little walk – all by myself. I had barely strolled for a while when a burly looking man suddenly picked me up. I was rendered speechless by fear. In retrospect, I…

Woof! Woof! It’s feast time

Ymm! Ymm! Yummy... let’s satiate our pooches taste buds with delectable delicacies. The crunchy treats, hot ‘n’ spicy chicken, mouthwatering recipes...all will definitely leave your pooch asking for more. So unfold your apron and dust your cooking cap, barge into the kitchen and... our smart readers know it all. Yes! Let’s be a pooch-chef. HOMECARE Yumm Treats Ingredients: 1 cup oats 1 cup wheat…

Shooing away impairment.. the Buddy’s way

Let’s start with an inspiring case study of 2 months old Buddy, who won over his disability caused by spinal injury with his grit and apt vet’s care. Bravo Buddy! Buddy was 2 months old, Dachshund puppy, when he lost the use of his back legs in a freak accident, which broke his back. Buddy’s X-rays had revealed a vertebral fracture, which probably severed his spinal cord from thoraco lumbar…

Dognapping with happy ending

“People often accept the loss of their pet and move on. But that’s wrong. We won’t do that for our kids, then how can we lose our four-legged kids just like that,” says Sherry Sharma. It was a lapse of barely 20 minutes - but it made time standstill for the whole family. The main gate had been left open by mistake and it took someone no time to notice that the little Cordelia had ventured outside,…

Pooch fracture management

Like kids, naughty pooches are also prone to accidents. They need vigilance, all time; a small negligence can end up in a troublesome situation, viz bone fracture or sprain. God forbid! But if it occurs, one needs to have ample information and knowledge to handle the situation tactfully. Here’s a complete overview about the fracture management for pets. Pets have been an integral part of our…

Tips for Arthiritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a condition that affects the bones that make up the body’s joints. It causes the bones to rub together because of damage to the surrounding cartilage and tissues that would normally provide protection. And, it doesn’t just occur in human beings. Dogs, too, of any age, may suffer from it, particularly those older than 5 years. The most common types of canine…
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