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Guide to selecting your puppy

Whether you have decided to bring home a mongrel or a pedigree dog, few things should be kept in mind. Yashodhara Hemchandra of Yashbans Kennels gives tips on getting your best friend. There is no better joy or happiness (other than your kids, of course) like having a pet at home. You can laugh your stress out with his antics; your pressure levels subside by just petting him. You can have a…

Protecting your pooch from diseases

Puppies are hard to resist. Once you have got your new pooch home, it is vital to take care of his health-related issues. Dr. Deepa Katyal gives an overview of these important issues. Protecting your puppy: Love’s not enough. Your puppy needs a preventive health care program, too. Every new puppy faces a variety of parasites and infectious organisms as it grows. Some can pose a threat to humans…

Puppy training made fun

A well behaved dog and a happy owner make a perfect combination. Behaviour and training always go together. Training always leads you to understand your dog and also helps you communicate better with him. Apuppy’s first day at home is very exciting. But after a few days of excitement and joy, starts the actual struggle of bringing up the puppy. In most cases, problems start occurring,…

Petcare for your pup

Just as with humans, the environment in which a puppy is raised, influences her behaviour in adult life. The early socialisation period, is very short lasting for only few months. During this time, puppies learn how to behave with other dogs and humans. Four to eight weeks is a tender age for pups and special care should be taken to make them confident. Following tips should be kept in mind to…

Toilet training for your dog

Nicole Mackie brings an easy method of toilet training, which is sometimes called house, or potty training your dog and can be taught to puppies or dogs of any age. Of course, the sooner the toilet training process is taught, the better for everyone. You can start this training the moment your puppy or dog comes into your home. When you bring the puppy home, take him straight outside,…

Pause for Paws

Taking care of the abandoned dogs is a noble deed and various animal welfare organisations have taken up this responsibility. PAWS is one such NGO working diligently for this social cause. What is PAWS? Pet Animal Welfare Society, popularly known as PAWS, is a non-government, non-profitable animal welfare society. Initiated by Dr. R.T. Sharma, the president of the organisation, and a handful of…

Infant puppy care

It is a pathetic situation to see puppies dying without reason after prolonged stressful management of breeding and whelping. To avoid such a mishap, here are tips to ensure that your puppy leads a long and healthy life. Understanding of development of body and its function during early infant period of puppy is essential for all breeders and dog lovers, who often face problem in the…

Early socialisation of puppies: a potential lifesaver

Intervet UK has developed a practical vaccination regime to help encourage early socialisation in puppies to avoid behavioural problems in later stage. Behavioural problems are treated by euthanasia in a large number of young adult dogs. Many of these problems may arise due to traditional vaccination regimes that encourage owners to keep puppies isolated and unsocialised during the sensitive…

Tips for pet keeping

Dr. Aradhana Pandey is a regular blogger for dogs and pups magazine, she gives tips for the well-being of your four-legged new member of the family. To keep a pet is to commit oneself to his care. You should be aware of certain tips required for the well being of the new life you have added to your family. Pets Feeding Tips – Like a small child, a pup needs to be fed at short intervals. An…

In Memory of the beautiful Bark

There is no pain in the world as that of losing the one you love. I still remember the day when I lost my dog to an illness and it felt like every ounce of life had ebbed out of our lives. Nothing seemed to hold any interest anymore, and I had withdrawn myself from everything and everyone around. I never knew that grief could be so great. Without him, there was complete emptiness. Each time I…

How your dog communicates

Humans domesticated dogs more than 12,000 years ago, and we have been closely associated ever since. One of the reasons dogs make wonderful pets is their ability to communicate with us. Dogs see us as an extension of their canine family. However, they are very different from us and they communicate using dog-specific signals. Learning to interpret and understand your dog’s signals will help you to…

Shahnaz Husain

Whenever you think of herbal products, what name naturally comes to your mind? The answer is simple: Shahnaz Husain. She is perhaps the first one to use herbal extracts as a cure and an answer to the human need to acquire and preserve beauty. Inspite of being a very successful and busy businesswoman, Shahnaz is deeply associated with her four-legged members of the family and loves to spend time…

What entertainment does my dog like?

Entertainment adds zing to our lives. And while it seems hard to believe, it’s true that the same holds for our dogs. They need to be kept well entertained too! However, their preferences of course are far different from ours. Find out what interest them!!!   Can dogs watch television? Yes, dogs do look at the television. It may be due to the movement, the sound, the music or perhaps another…

Your puppy

Once your puppy is weaned from his mother, he’ll need to eat a special diet formulated just for his needs. This article gives some facts on the advantages of prepared foods, and on moist vs. dry dog foods. As the owner of a new puppy, you will want him to grow up fit and healthy, and reach his full genetic potential. It’s not hard to help him do this; all you have to do is to provide your puppy…

Postal pooches

Good news for all the canine-crazy people. You can now write letters on the first day covers featuring Indian breed four-legged friends. You can even frame the doggies on the envelopes in the form of stamps. What’s new? The Indian sub-continent is the largest conglomeration of various breeds of dogs in the world. Through a long process of evolution, each geographical region in India has produced a…

Anna Singh

Anna Singh is one of the most wanted designers in the film industry. She is a costume designer, stylist, fashion designer, columnist for a website, and image consultant, who began her long trek to fame and fortune at a young age of 19. Her sweethearts Einstein and Boy keep her company all the while. Dogs & Pups met Anna Singh to know more about her love for her furry darlings. Anna Singh’s…

HOLI HAZARDS! Too wet for Mr. wet nose!!!

This Holi, let’s colour the lives of our canine friends with love, instead of colouring their coats, which is very harmful to them. Festivals are always an occasion to look forward to, and the general spirit is to follow “the more the merrier” path. And with Holi, the festival of colours, just round the corner, our enthusiasm is all geared up to welcome it with open arms. Known to usher in the…

Cocker Spaniel: a joyful breed

Do you remember the popular mismatch couple in Walt Disney’s ‘Lady & the Tramp?’ The Tramp was a stray and the Lady was a sheltered pure-bred Cocker Spaniel. The most famous scene was when these larger-than-life canines slurped pasta and fell in love. The sensitive and demure Lady projects the true Cocker Spaniel. Anyone who looks at a Cocker Spaniel will surely fall in love with her long ears…

Doggy delights

Zephyr has been enjoying these recipes for over a year, her coat is lovely, her weight ideal and her energy levels are perpetually high. Hope you can delight your doggy too with these recipes. Hi, I’m Parul or as our vet puts it–“Zephyr’s mum”. Zephyr is our 17-month-old German Shepherd (when I put her age in months she sounds more like a baby, even at 33 kilos!). I always loved cooking for my…

Healing Herbalism

More and more pet owners are now resorting to herbal treatment for some common ailments. Dr. Pandey informs how herbalism works and its benefits. Since the past few years, herbalism is gaining importance as an “alternative system of medicine that applies the medicinal values of plants for the maintenance of health.” Herbalism, the holistic approach of treatment, identifies and treats the root…
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