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Click ‘N’ Train

Clicker seems like such a simple gadget and it is hard to believe that it can control animals as big as a whale or as small as a tropical fish. At zoos, marine parks, and now even at dog training schools; elephants, whales, baboons and our faithful dogs are learning new behaviours pleasantly, thanks to this little tool. Here’s how to use clicker to shape your canine’s behaviour. How clicker works…

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 to help your pooch overcome fear of noice

With Diwali just around the corner, everybody is looking forward to the celebrations and festivities. Happiness can be seen everywhere but is it the same for your dog as well? Does your loving canine also enjoy the festivals just like you or does it scare him or make him frantic? Diwali is the time to celebrate and it should be the same for your dog. But, the loud noises of the firecrackers make…

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…

Bharat Dabholkar

Unconventional adman and undisputed king of satire Bharat Dabholkar is better known for his utterly…butterly…Amul advertisement. Besides advertising, he has also made his mark in theatres and movies. As he juggles between his varied roles, he has another important role to play – his family which includes his four smart dogs and a sensational cat. In conversation with Gauri Keskar, Dabholkar…

Ravishing Lhasa Apsos

When I see a Lhasa Apso, I feel poetry flowing through me...those flowing tresses, beautiful expressive eyes, nice body line...they have everything that a poet looks for. Here’s some more info about this exotic breed. One look at the Lhasa Apsos and you will see a fur ball with a nose, full of life and fun. “Having a Lhasa Apso as your companion, is like a dream come true. It is a treat to the…

GROUND RULES ON GROWLING

As your puppy grows up, he may growl from time to time for all sorts of reasons. Some growls are not a cause to worry, while others are a warning that a problem is developing. How do you tell the difference? A good rule is to look at your puppy’s body language and the situation to determine the message behind his growl. Growls during play Sometimes your puppy may growl while you are playing with…

Pawmates as playmates!!

Hi! Here’s Dr. Dolittle reporting from a park in suburban area in India on the conversations overheard from a congregation of doggies as their owners were engaged in a chitchat of their own…. Raja, the Rajapalayam­?–?Hi Guys! What’s up? Sasha, the Terrier?–?I am so bored, nothing exciting ever happens in my life. Magic, the Golden Retriever?– I agree, It’s the same old walk again, the same old…

Tips for pawfect routine check-up

Make your dog’s veterinary check-ups more comfortable As the importance of dogs as companions in human life increases, so does the emphasis on pet health care. Just like feeding, grooming, walking and caring, visiting the veterinarian becomes an important part of your pet’s health schedule, simply because prevention is better than cure, especially for this caring companion of yours. Selecting the…

DO’s and DON’Ts in first aid

Preparing for a medical emergency involving your pet is always best accomplished before the event takes place. Dr. Shailesh Ingole guides you for important decisions about first aid and also when to take your pet quickly to a veterinary hospital. An awareness of various first aid measures can help the owners to save their pets’ valuable life. Let’s see how. Abscess: It is localised accumulation of…

One Animal Life: creating Consciousness

Spreading humanity must be an aim of today’s conscious humans. ONE ANIMAL LIFE, an animal welfare organisation, is working hard towards this goal. Journey begins… One Animal Life was started as a power of One human recognising and addressing the need of One animal. Susheela – a stray dog, who had a litter was taken care by her local guardian, but her medical needs were not met. Kshiteeja Bhide,…

The Homecoming

A dog is man’s best friend and it is a legacy that is passed on from generation to generation. Rusty sacrificed his life for his human friends, will Rocky, his son, live up to his father’s loyalty… Come Rocky, shouted his mother. “You must be hungry.” But there was no sign of Rocky. His mother shook her head in exasperation. He was such a naughty pup; she didn’t know what to do with him. He was…

Priya Dutt

A social worker, a politician and an avid animal lover… Meet Priya Dutt, who is owned by her pet dogs Prince and Mauzer. In a tête-à-tête with Gauri Keskar, another enthusiastic dog lover, Priya shares some happy moments.   One dog lover always recognises the other. There are these tell-tale signs, like for instance-constantly trying to steer conversations to dog related topics, slowly but surely…

Pawspective: What Childrens feel about their pets

Dogs and children together are often showed in an obviously trusting and loving relationship. This relationship has also been honoured in children’s literature, ranging from Lassie to Peter Pan, and generations have grown up not only having experienced wonderful times with childhood pets, but wishing their own children to have the same experience and, with a few simple considerations, they will.…

Arjun Rampal

Arjun Rampal and Mehr Jessia need no introduction to our readers. Miss India 1986 and the ‘Only Vimal’ girl for many years, golden girl Mehr is the name behind Face One, her well known modeling agency. Hunk Arjun Rampal has been scorching the ramp since he was 17 and doesn’t look like he is tired. Atleast the hundreds of petite nymphets who’d die to be with him, agree and he has soared to greater…

Treats: a way to good health

Treats become a way for owners to interact with their pets beyond their main meal. Dr. Pradeep Rana answeres Faqs on treats from a vet's perspective The benefits of treats towards a dog’s health are immense. Treats not only form a means for interaction but many dogs who suffer from debilitation are recommended treats that consist a lot of vitamins and proteins. The basic source of treats varies…

Emotional needs of your dog

Dogs are emotional beings and need time and love. As their guardians, it becomes vital for us to understand their body langauge to know what they want to convey. Emotional needs The emotional needs of your dog are as vast and complicated as the emotional needs of humans. Dogs feel grief and can take a long time to deal with the loss of a family member. At the same time, they feel the need to bond…

Caring for dog with food sensitivities

If your dog has an intolerance or reaction to certain food ingredients, you can work with your vet to discover what that ingredient is and then change your dog’s diet. Here’s what to know about food sensitivity. What is food allergy? Veterinarians estimate that food allergies cause 1% of all skin problems in dogs. Other allergic skin problems, such as allergy to flea bites, are more common. No-one…

Preventing your canine from heat stroke

Now that the summers are in, it has become crucial to take extra  care of our pets. Like humans, dogs can also suffer from heat stroke. Dr. Gautam Unny gives tips to prevent heat stoke in our canines. We all try our best to combat summer hazards and we should give equal attention to our four-legged friends as they do not sweat and cool their bodies like us. Even a 10-minute lock up in a car on a…

Treating my buddy

Just utter the words “treats” and you will see your dog’s eyes brighten up!! Isn’t it? We all will agree that our dogs love treats and we, the guardians, enjoy feeding them to our little sweethearts. You can use treats as perfect training tools. Let’s see how. Treats are very important for inducing a desired response and rewarding a desired action. Nowadays, a  variety of treats are available in…
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