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Dealing with summer pet care challenges

If you minus the heat, summers are all about fun, isn’t it? The same is for your pets in summers. They can be extremely uncomfortable. With their normal body temperatures being warmer than that of ours, and a built-in fur coat, summer can be downright unbearable for our canine companions. And, therefore, using common procedures can definitely help us keep our pets cool and comfortable. Dogs…

Right manner to handle your puppy’s NIGHT at home

So, you are planning to bring home a new puppy? Whether your new furry family member is coming from a breeder or a pet shop or a street corner, the first night can be a big challenge. Here are some useful tips to handle your young four-legged kid on his first night at your home. Your puppy has spent his initial days with his mother and siblings, staying warm and comfortable in their…

Reasons to consider CLIMATE for your breed

While choosing a dog breed, many of us simply just refuse to consider any of our very own Indian breeds as many a time Pedigree dogs are seen as a status symbol. What we should carefully consider before getting a dog, is whether or not, he’ll be at ease with the oppressively warm Indian weather. The sun shines relentlessly over the Indian subcontinent in summer. Breeds hailing from cold…

Towards a perfectly safe Diwali!

As pet parents, we want our pooches to be a part of our celebrations. But, Diwali is one festival that our dogs dread. Every Diwali, there are numerous cases of dogs either hurt or burnt. Let’s make Diwali safe for our pooches. –by Varsha Verma Diwali is a celebration of good over evil, light over darkness. It is a pleasure to see beautiful lighting adorning the buildings and houses within.…

Making the world LIVABLE & LOVABLE!

Among the thousands of dogs roaming around the street, how many do we actually turn to look at? And how many do we give a second thought? Meet Rohan Rawat, who serves the strays and rescues them in Delhi, Noida andGurgaon (NCR) and Bengaluru. Rohan rescues them from abusive homes, from the streets where they are abandoned, or simply the stray ones who get hurt by random vehicles.…

Indoor fun for your dog on rainy days

When the temperature is too high or when rain pours or when it is too cold, playing indoors with your pet is the best option. Here’s how to have fun indoors. A lot of pet parents think that play sessions are only limited for outdoors. But, there are a lot of games and activities that you and your pet can engage in and spend quality time indoors. Fun at…

PawsomeStay is here!

Tails have been wagging across Mumbai at the launch of  Pawsomestay.com, an unique alternative to kennels and pet hostels, which connects dog sitters with pet parents to provide a safe and happy temporary home for dogs while their pet parents are away. Saagar Kambli, founder and top dog of Pawsomestay.com, talks to Dogs & Pups shedding some light on how this service could benefit our…

Cell-Pet: An oxygen supplement for overall wellbeing of your pet

Cell-Pet is a unique, proprietary ionic formula containing dissolved oxygen, minerals, enzymes and amino acids – and features an exceptional water-splitting cell-oxygenating process. What is Cell-Pet? Cell-Pet is a liquid, highly-concentrated, super-energised, colloidal mineral and nutritional supplement, which you can add to the drinking water of your pet on a daily basis, in order to…

Protecting Pups from Parvovirus

Available vaccines have controlled the transmission of parvovirus infection, but sometimes, even vaccinated dogs get infected and die due to this disease. Better understanding of the disease and sources of the virus by pet parents can prevent and reduce the spread of this disease and untimely loss of their altruistic companions. Canine parvovirus (CPV) infection is one of the most common…

Campaign to end puppy mills…

British author and puppy mill campaigner, Janetta Harvey tells us about her dogs— Susie-Belle, Twinkle and Renae and how they have inspired her in a global campaign to end puppy mills. We’ve had Renae since she was eight weeks old and she’s now almost five. We don’t know how old Susie-Belle and Twinkle are, as they lived for many years in puppy mills as breeding dogs before they were…

Find Out the Right Way to pet a dog

You will surprise to know that there is a right technique of petting a dog. The morning hug, which makes up your day, might not be welcome by your pooch. Here’s how to pet your dog. Don’t generalise the dog’s behaviour and attributes, understand the need of your pet – before petting.  Here are few ways to pet a pooch: 1Understand the dog: Don’t pet a dog who doesn’t initiate contact…

KPS monsoon care tips for your pooch

Though monsoons are a huge respite from scorching summers, they bring with them many water-borne diseases or skin infections. Here are a few tips to take care of your pooch in monsoons: De-worm your pet periodically. Keep your pet tick-free. Do not feed him cold food and water. Do not take him for a walk in water-logged areas as it is a breeding ground for mosquitoes and pests. Clean…

When pets are family!

The pet care industry is increasingly influenced by ‘lifestyle’ with trends in human life frequently crossing over into the world of pets. There is also increased focus on nutritional intervention to improve health and quality of life of pets. From OP Singh, Chairman-Vivaldis Health and Foods Pvt Ltd, let us understand what ‘lifestyle’ means when translated to the companion animal segment. What…

KPS way to help your dog lose weight

Sometimes, pet parents go overboard in pampering their pets, which makes the pets obese and attracts to ill health and can become life-threatening too. Here’s how to help your dog lose weight. Feed at fixed intervals: Do not let food available to your pooch at all times. Only feed him at fix intervals, in consultation with your vet. Right quantity: Give your dog breed-and age-specific diet, on…