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PUPPY CARE TIPS

6 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

PARR

How does it feel to be a pet parent? Interesting, excited, confused, full of energy or mix of all such emotions… Let us know it from Gouri, an undergraduate student and her sister Shruthi as to how it feels to be a pet parent at such a young age. They share their journey of raising Parr, their beloved pet, with us…

4 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

Reasons Why One Should Invest in Professional Pictures of their Dogs

To be honest, as dog parents, don’t we just love taking pictures of our dogs? If it were possible, we wouldn’t miss to document any of those fleeting yet beautiful moments of our beloved dogs, be it their funny faces, toothy grins, wet noses, hanging tongues or wagging tails.

4 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

PUPPY TRAINING 101

10 Tips for New Puppy Parents

6 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

Grooming Tools Guide Part 1

Are you a pet parent struggling to groom your pet? Then you are in the right place, read on. We in “cats and dogs” provide professional services like grooming, training and boarding for pets.

7 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

Feline Care During Monsoon

List of the most common and potentially dangerous conditions that pets can develop during cold and wet weather are: Leptospira, Maggots, Parvovirus diarrhoea, Distemper, Hepatitis, Paw wounds, Bugs, ticks, and fleas.

5 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

The Way To A Dog's Heart Is... Well Yes, Through Its Nose!

For years, there has always been confusion for pet parents as to what kind of food is good or bad, allowed or not allowed for pets, especially dogs. Since I specialize more in the dogs’ category, I would love to share some brief info that may be useful in case you are looking at options for feeding your dogs besides the commercially available dog foods. However, please do consult your family vet before you administer anything to your pet for possible allergic reactions or if your dog has any special needs.

3 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

Adoption and Abandoning of Pets during Lockdown

COVID-19 pandemic has not only impacted human life, but it has also had a significant impact on both stray and pet dogs and cats. During the lockdown, these harmless strays that usually depend on local shopkeepers, restaurants, and small eateries for food and water were left with nothing. Starving strays had complete freedom to roam around streets and dig into waste bins, but even those scraps were no longer available with restaurants and shops being closed.

4 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

Why Should I Take Up Birding?

The Covid-19 lockdown has seen a sharp increase in population of birders around the world. Silence around us has made even the not-so-observant ones hear chirps that they had never heard or paid attention to before. Birds have always been around us but in our haste and constant race, we never stopped to look for them. Their chirps were overpowered by noise pollution. Our hectic life and a super busy schedule deprived us of all the beauty around us.

7 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

Dog's Nose Window To Its Health

Dogs can smell up to 100,000 times better than humans. They have up to 300 million olfactory receptors in their noses versus only about 6 million in us. Also, the part of their brain dedicated to interpreting these is about 40 times larger than ours!

3 mins read
Creature Companions
July 2020

SUMMER SKIN WOES

As the mercury rises, so do the cases of many ailments in our pets. Loss of appetite, digestive upsets, heatstroke, and dehydration are some of the conditions we commonly see in the height of summers. Besides these, there are many skin conditions that are more likely or are aggravated in summer months. These can be prevented or controlled to a large extent with right precautions.

3 mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

ZARA THE RETRIEVER

Meet Hamsika Mani and Sairam Santhanam, proud parents of our ‘Pet of the Month’, Zara the retriever…. We got an opportunity to touch base with them and getting to know from pet parent’s point of view, what challenges they face while raising a pet. Here are excerpts from their life of being first-time pet parents……

7 mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

STRAW'S COMPASSIONATE CLASSROOMS

Teaching Children Kindness & Empathy Towards All Creatures Great and Small

7 mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

SERPAE TETRA (HYPHESSOBRYCON EQUES)

Serpae tetras are popular schooling fishes. These are also known as Callistus tetras or Blood tetras. They are very beautiful flame-coloured slow-moving fishes. They are easy to care for and are robust; many aquarists keep them in community and planted aquariums around the globe.

3 mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

MY FOUR FOOTED CO-THERAPISTS

THERAPY DOGS, ON THE OTHER HAND, ARE PETS, WHICH PROVIDE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT TO A RANGE OF PEOPLE. THEY ARE WHAT WE CALL, ‘VISITING PROFESSIONALS’. SO KUTTY STAYED WITH PRINCIPAL OF THE SCHOOL AND VISITED SCHOOL EVERY DAY ALONG WITH THE PRINCIPAL; SHE WENT BACK TO HER FAMILY AFTER SCHOOL HOURS TO LIVE A HAPPY LIFE OF A LAB.

8 mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

FRESHWOOF

FRESHWOOF is a popular name for Urban Tails Private Limited. As they say, it is an initiative to bring back the ‘real food’ in your dog’s bowl. We got an opportunity to have a conversation with its proud founders Sakshi Sharma, a certified Canine Nutritionist and Tejwinder Singh, a dog enthusiast. They are active in serving ‘ready-to-eat’ human-grade fresh food that is free from any preservatives/chemicals or artificial ingredients. They discussed about their company’s inception, products and marketing strategies. Following are the excerpts from the meeting…..

6 mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

Bringing Home A Kitten: Things You Need to Know

Kittens and cats are attracted to loose wires, so consider taping wires to baseboards or the underside of tables or desks.

6 mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

Webinar - Feline Market In India: A Purrfect Business Opportunity

Our expert speakers discussed the kind of development that is happening in indian feline market, consequently giving rise to various business opportunities for budding entrepreneurs. At present, cat population in india is around 2 million and this number is estimated to get doubled in coming 5–6 years.

3 mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

Which Breed Is Suitable For First-Time Pet Parents?

Becoming a first-time dog owner is exciting but it can also be a bit overwhelming. There are so many different dogs out there and it's hard to know how to choose the right one. Before you take home the next adorable puppy you see, there are a few things to consider.

4 mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

Pet Care & Grooming Under Lockdown

Petgascar Pet Spa was founded in 2011. We have 4 salons across Mumbai and provide home service too. Sharing a bond with every pet that we groom, and building a connection for even the nervous ones to gradually trust us is what we aim for. We are a team of pet lovers who are very passionate about their work and can’t wait to get to the other side of this pandemic.

10+ mins read
Creature Companions
June 2020

NEOO

THE SUPER SHIHTZUU

3 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020

Summer Diet Tips for Cats

We all feel the heat in summer due to which we tend to eat less and prefer drinking more liquid during this period. Similarly, our felines feel hot too leading to loss of appetite.

3 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020

Rana Atheya DogSpot.in

DogSpot.in is India’s most visited dog portal and e-store. Today, it is the largest pet community site in the Asia-Pacific region and has registered organic growth year on year.

4 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020

SIAMESE ALGAE EATERS

Siamese Algae Eaters (SAEs) or Crossocheilus oblongus are freshwater fishes. They belong to Cyprinidae family.

3 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020

Saquib Salim Pathan: Feline Club of India

The Feline Club of India is the first and the 'only' cat registry of India. It is working for the betterment of cats in the country through series of conventions, registration drives, and cat shows.

6 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020

Cat Ringworm

Infectious skin disease in cats

3 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020

DUTCH SHEPHERDS

A GLIMPSE INTO THE RARE AND VERSATILE BREED

9 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020

Coronavirus And Pets A Helping Guide

Recent news of animals getting infected with coronavirus, which causes ‘Covid-19’ in humans, has raised threatening questions in the minds of people who spend most of their time around animals i.e. pets and generally also, for people who come in contact with animals frequently.

8 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020

Pet Care During Corona Scare

It took me 2 hours to convince a pet owner, not to choose euthanasia for his pet. He was insisting on having his dog euthanized as he thought that his family will get coronavirus infection because of his pet.

2 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020

How To Take Instagram Worthy Pictures Of Your Pet

It’s 2020 and most pets today, have their own Instagram handles! Some are even more famous than their humans! However, since pets and children are often the hardest subjects to photograph, how can we do justice to the photographs we take of our furry Instagram stars?

5 mins read
Creature Companions
April-May 2020