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Say bye-bye to sunburn

As summer approaches, we take extra care for our skin to protect it from sunburns – sunscreens, sunglasses, umbrellas, hats –– all find a place in our handbags. While we are so careful about our skin, we forget that our furry canines also need their share of protection. Here are a few tips to make summers safer for your pet and then you and your sweetheart can trail, softly singing, “You and I, in…

Looking after your dog

Owning a dog is a big responsibility, and giving him the best care and attention can help improve the quality and length of his life. Feeding your dog a well-balanced diet is certainly necessary to keep him fit and healthy. But other activities such as exercise, training, grooming and regular visits to the veterinarian are just as important. Let’s take a look at all the grooming procedures you can…

Pack-a-snack!

Let’s satiate our pooches’ taste buds with delectable delicacies. The mouthwatering recipes will definitely add more zest to our doggies’ fun loving spirits. 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. Here’s some more cookin’ from D&P... Waggy Bags ‘Easy as 1-2-3 banana strips’ Ingredients : 1/2 cup…

Little Pet Parents

The way you teach kids to treat your pet is going to reflect on how he will interact with his peers, environment, family and eventually reflect on his life. Iwas really overwhelmed with joy when a family friend of mine adopted a pet. The kids were excited and the parents jubilant. I was happy for the family, and more so for the dog that he had finally found a nice loving home. And so you can…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Making summers comfortable for your dog

With summers setting in, the need to care for your beloved canines has become all the more important. Dr. Nehru gives tips for summer care. We’ve all heard the warning, “Never leave a dog alone in a parked car in warm weather,” but every summer, dogs suffer and die in vehicles that become ovens in a matter of minutes. Many people don’t realise how quickly the temperature can rise inside a car in…

Are you a responsible dog owner?

Dog ownership demands a lot of love, commitment and time. There are certain things which should be kept in mind, before bringing home a pup. Adite Chatterjee outlines ten tips to a responsible dog ownership. Cocoa’s story is sad, but unfortunately, a common tale too. Very often, parents give into their children’s tantrums and bring home a pup. Little or no thought is given to the fact that every…

Hydrotherapy:swimming into good health

Just as with people, hydrotherapy can be used for dogs after an injury or surgical procedure, or for chronic conditions, to help regain strength and mobility. It has been proven to speed recovery time from surgery, improve function and minimize complications. Early intervention may help them recover more quickly and completely. There is a growing consensus among veterinarians and pet owners in the…

Myths and truths about dog keeping

Many people wish to keep a pet dog but are surrounded by certain myths that stop them from fulfilling their wish. Not only this, some of the dog owners go to an extent of abandoning their pet dogs because of these myths. Dr. S.K. Pandey addresses certain common myths and truths about dog keeping. In this changing world, each one of us strives for betterment and have very little time left for our…

Keeping your pooch warm in winters

For most pet lovers trying to envisage a moment of absolute contentment, the image of sitting in the wintry sunshine with their pet animal in their lap would probably come forth unbidden. For any pet lover, the word “warm cuddle” would evince the response “my pet” as the season for warm cuddles with our furry friends is round the corner. It seems that by some divine design our dogs and cats have…

Flying safely with your dog

Are you planning to go on a trip by air and wish to take your pet dog along? A lot of questions would arise in your mind on how to do it. Radha Aima shares her own experience of flying from Bombay to Delhi with pet dog Zoon. Alandmark decision was made in the Aima household. The family huddled together, behind closed doors guzzling ample cups of tea weighing the pros and cons. Should we, shouldn’t…

A vet’s dilemma…

Dr. Aradhana Pandey tells how important it is to know the history of the pet for proper treatment. Every vet works with an intention to provide best cure to his patient. For treatment success, a vet’s expertise should be complimented by owner’s co-operation, understanding and patience. Treating a pet is unlike treating a human being since they cannot tell their plight; hence it becomes completely…

Tickle your canine paws

People often ask me, “Why would you ever want to mess around with feet – especially dog’s paws?” The answer is simple: feet are connected with well-being. And maintaining well-being for your dog can lead to a fuller, more joyful life. Spicer is a 9-year-old Beagle who was diagnosed with hip dysplasia and a ruptured disk in her neck. In November 2002, Spicer was being given pain medication daily…

Tips for a safe festival for your four-legged friend

Festive season is now so near and Diwali is just round the corner. As a guardian you should not forget the needs of your companion who takes care of you so well. Oh yes, I am talking about the dear member of your family- your dog! Festivals bring in a lot of joy and celebration. In the midst of all these pomp and show, we sometimes forget about the safety of our canine friends, which becomes all…

Tips for enjoying the festive season with your pet:

Keep the dogs indoors or where he feels secure. A room that is calm and less noisy is preferred. Give him his favourite toy, usual bed and utensils. Introduce dogs gradually to sound of crackers from puppy hood in an attempt to condition them or desensitise them, starting from sound or very small crackers. Make your children aware that your friendly pet is bound to suffer if they burn crackers…

Guidelines for introducing dogs and children

There are a few things parents need to know and do before they bring a new child into a household where a dog lives. Similarly, it is equally important to follow certain guidelines to bring a new dog into a home with children. Here are a few of those things.  Introducing new children into a house containing a dog: Ideally, the dog should have been socialised to children as a puppy. The dog…

Getting ready for the new family member

Keeping a pup is a responsible job, almost as responsible as having one’s own baby, if not more. That’s why it’s imperative to make sure you are getting the four-legged creatures home for all the right reasons, with all the commitment that they deserve — and more!!! It’s a wonderful feeling to get a pup home and to be able to be a part of his antics, his playfulness, his exuberance and the life…
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