PUPPY CARE TIPS
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…
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.
PUPPY TRAINING 101
10 Tips for New Puppy Parents
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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……
STRAW'S COMPASSIONATE CLASSROOMS
Teaching Children Kindness & Empathy Towards All Creatures Great and Small
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.
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.
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…..
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.
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.
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.
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.
THE SUPER SHIHTZUU
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.
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.
SIAMESE ALGAE EATERS
Siamese Algae Eaters (SAEs) or Crossocheilus oblongus are freshwater fishes. They belong to Cyprinidae family.
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.
Infectious skin disease in cats
A GLIMPSE INTO THE RARE AND VERSATILE BREED
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.
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.
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?