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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 Nothing seemed to hold any interest anymore, and I had withdrawn myself from everything and everyone around.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…

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…

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…

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…

Children and dogs : friends for life

Keeping a pet dog can enrich children’s life and help them build a sense of self-esteem and responsibility and develop diversified interests. Friends for life Children love to live and play with dogs by nature. They tend to treat pets as their closest friends, or even as their brothers and sisters. They like to play with pets, share their secrets with them and find comfort and consolidation in…

Winter warmth for the wet nose!

Winters can badly affect dogs if they are not properly cared. Some tips to keep your pets warm in winters. There are many signs in the air that tell you that winters are setting in. But for me personally—as with all the others who have dogs at home—the clearest sign of the onset of winters is when your four-legged member begins to shift over to the carpet or mats that he can find. While there are…

Crackers!!! Too noisy…for pets

It’s festival time and the most dreaded time for animals. If given a choice, all the animals, mainly dogs and horses, would like to migrate out of India during this time. Dr. Milind Hatekar gives some guidelines to help your pets through difficult time. Festivals are so often celebrated with crackers and loud speakers without considering what animals go through. Dogs are most sensitive to sounds…

Celebrating festivals safely with your dog

I have always been a die-hard fan of festivals. They add colours to our otherwise grey and drab lives. My countdown actually begins days before the actual festival, and my shopping list comes out with ferocious intensity, as I tick off items like crackers, sweets, candles, cakes, decoration items etc. I always presumed that my dog, who was always with me with his four trotting feet, was having as…

THE TEN GOLDEN RULES OF PUPPY CARE

Rule 1 - Training starts on day one Since dogs aren’t born fully trained, your puppy will be looking to you for guidance. Good training plays a big role in ensuring a happy and successful relationship between you and your dog. Through puppy care and training, your dog will learn to understand what his human companions expect of him and be better equipped to fit into his environment. Likewise, the…

Monsoon blues Help your dog fight skin diseases.

Lustrous fur and skin free from any problem is the dream of every dog owner. But, this dream is invariably shattered during monsoon months. Most of the times, the owners do not know the reason why it happens. Inspite of the best of care, dog owners are often worried by numerous skin and coat problems that crop up during monsoon. It would thus be important to understand the root cause of these…

Holidaying with your dog

Want to go and freak out for holidays, but wish to take your dog along. Don’t worry! In this section, we will bring the holiday destinations where you can take your dog along. This time we are featuring Mercury Adventure and nature camp, Shivpuri (Rishikesh). It was in November 2000, that we had Angel (our Neapolitan Mastiff) coming to our home and it was a wonderful time that we had with her…

Bringing home a friend

When you have finally made up your mind to own a dog, you must seriously consider which breed you prefer and would like to have. Choosing the right breed :?One of the major factors that need to be considered before bringing a pet home is the space factor. If you have plenty of space available, a large garden, and adjacent fields or greens in which he can exercise, then your choice need not be…
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