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2 minutes | Nov 29, 2022
RIP Zorba. India's first dog to be deployed for tracking down poachers
Zorba, India's first dog to be deployed for tracking down poachers, has died of old age in Guwahati. He served mostly in the Kaziranga National Park from 2012 till his retirement and assisted authorities to nab people involved in rhino poaching. He was also deployed in other national parks on several occasions. India's first dog squad for wildlife crimes was set up in Assam under the initiative of the biodiversity organisation 'Aaranyak' in 2011.
5 minutes | Nov 13, 2022
How to register your dog with Kennel Club of India?
KCI or the Kennel Club of India is a professional body that maintains Dog breed standards and organizes championship dog shows in India. KCI-affiliated clubs have an inspection process for the litter. Litter registration must be within 120 days from the date of birth of the puppies. The breeder should be registered with the Animal Welfare Board of the states they operate in. It is easy to register pups if their parents are already registered with the Kennel Club of India (KCI). Puppies with unregistered parents are certified as “Registration with Unknown Pedigree”. Listen to this episode as we discuss how to register your puppy with KCI. We request you to adopt, don’t shop as there are hundreds of loyal loving dogs awaiting a family like yours. Dogs are pure love, unadulterated by biases of breeds.
6 minutes | Oct 5, 2022
The Benefits of Probiotics for Dogs
The healthy microbes in our dogs' digestive systems perform many critical tasks like absorbing nutrients and helping prevent illness by supporting the immune systems. Stress, dietary changes, allergies or antibiotic use can disrupt this important microbial balance and lead to health issues. Dog probiotics can improve your dog’s digestion and overall health. They can also help prevent gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhoea, constipation, and bloating. You want to keep your pet healthy and happy and would do anything to ensure that. From daily exercise, vet, and vaccinations to a healthy diet. Add to that probiotic for that additional guard against tummy troubles, it is as good for your pets as for you.
4 minutes | Sep 21, 2022
Why does my dog have a runny nose?
A dog’s nose is like his superpower. The part of a dog’s brain that analyzes smells is about 40 times bigger than humans! A runny nose in dogs can signal serious problems. Sometimes, a runny nose is a symptom of an easy-to-treat issue such as seasonal allergies. Other times, it’s a sign of a condition that needs veterinarian attention. A runny nose in puppies can be because of a serious condition called distemper. While puppies and younger dogs are able to overcome it, it’s important to ensure that when you get a new puppy they’ve had their full set of vaccines—which will include the puppy distemper vaccine. See also: Dog nutrition as per the life stage of the dog
5 minutes | Aug 7, 2022
How Long Can You Leave a Dog Home Alone?
Dogs, more than any other type of pet, are social animals. They crave human company and interaction; after all, they have been our companions for at least 15,000 years. Do we, as dog owners, give our pets the companionship they need? Dogs are social animals who crave company, so leaving them at home alone isn’t ideal. They’re adaptable creatures, though, so you can trust them to be okay while you’re away for a relatively short length of time. Still, it’s always a good idea to check in on your dog or give them a call during your trip or workday. In this episode, we discuss handy tips to keep your dog less lonely when you go out. See also: How dogs became our best friends
3 minutes | Aug 2, 2022
How to keep your dogs safe in summer: Safety tips for indoors & outdoors
Summer is the time to have outdoor fun with our dogs. Longer walks in the park, ambitious hikes, beach days, or family travel — the sun is shining, and the outdoors is calling. But hot weather can also make us uncomfortable, posing unique risks for dogs. From increased exposure to ticks and mosquitoes to sunburn, all sorts of things can go wrong for your dog in summer. Please keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises, and follow our tips for summer safety for dogs.
5 minutes | Jul 28, 2022
'777 Charlie' Movie review
Written and directed by Kiranraj K and produced by Paramvah Studios, 777 Charlie illustrates a beautiful and loving relationship between a loner with antisocial tendencies whose life turns for the better when a lively pup enters his life. The movie dabbles across adventure, comedy and drama genres but at the very core remains an emotional tour de force helmed by the labrador and Rakshit Shetty as Dharma. Sangeetha Sringeri and Bobby Simha among other cast members play their parts to finesse. The Kannada language film has been dubbed in Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu and Hindi. It has quickly raked up the rankings and we can easily say that 777 Charlie is one of the better dog movies made in India.
4 minutes | Jun 14, 2022
How your dog knows when you are sick?
In recent years, organizations all over the world have looked to train dogs to detect medical conditions in humans. Numerous studies have shown that trained dogs can detect many kinds of disease — including lung, breast, ovarian, bladder, and prostate cancers, and possibly Covid-19 — simply through smell. The human body apparently gives off a distinct odour as a result of specific chemicals being released into the bloodstream before or perhaps during a seizure or heart attack. Your dog can smell and associate this change of your normal smell and understand you are in impending danger. Can dogs detect health problems in humans?
3 minutes | Jun 11, 2022
Hero Dog in Chile helps fight garbage
A dog is lined up to become a superhero for the environment in Santiago, Chile. What’s the job? Sam, a four-legged superhero, works to keep the parks in the Chilean capital clean and green. The clever border collie who regularly walks in Santiago’s metropolitan park with his owner has become a well-known creature, wearing the green cloak in the comics used as an educational guide. Hero dog in Chile helps keep the park clean See also: Matapacos, the stray dog who became the face of Chile’s student revolution.
4 minutes | May 22, 2022
A Dog's Purpose: Movie review
'A Dog's Purpose', the surprisingly existential pup movie adapted from the 2010 novel written by W. Bruce Cameron, chronicles a dog's journey through four lives via reincarnation and how he looks for his purpose through each. Lasse Hallström (director of 'Hachi, a dog's tale' and 'My life as a dog') weaves human emotion into a compelling film to remind you of the best times you had with your pet. It poignantly illustrates how much we need the love, affection and companionship of our furry friends. See Also: Best movies for animal lovers
4 minutes | May 8, 2022
How to help stray dogs in India?
Indian pariah dogs are often left to fend for themselves and have to make do with whatever they can. The stray dogs don't have a home to go to with doting pet parents and they have to survive the unforgiving streets daily. They don’t want to be living on the streets but they don’t have any other option. People don’t realize how much these animals are struggling to survive. Instead of judging them, we should be helping them in any way we can. It doesn’t take much to make a street dog’s day. As a civic society, community dogs are our collective responsibility. Due to rapid urbanization, the animals have less and less space for themselves. This is why we have to find ways to coexist with animals around us. Try looking out for local groups/forums/pages and connect with people who are actively involved in animal welfare efforts. Having multiple people working together makes it easier to coordinate food, shelter, dog vaccination and medical care for the stray. See also: Animal laws in India
6 minutes | May 7, 2022
Parvo disease in dogs - symptoms, treatment and prevention
The canine parvovirus (CPV) infection, also referred to as Parvo, is a highly contagious viral disease that can also be life-threatening in puppies and dogs. The clinical signs and symptoms of CPV disease can vary, but generally, they include severe vomiting and diarrhoea. Parvo in dogs is transmitted through the body of other infected dogs or through small faecal particles from an infected dog. Although dogs cannot transmit this virus to humans, people can carry this virus and run the risk of passing it on to sensitive dogs through clothing and shoes that have been in contact with infected objects. The best way to prevent parvo is to get your dog vaccinated. Puppies should get their first dose between six and eight weeks of age, just when you are shortlisting a cute pet name for them.
5 minutes | May 7, 2022
Home Remedies to protect your pets from ticks and fleas
Ticks are parasites found on the bodies of pets and survive by feeding on the blood of other living beings. These bloodsucking insects look similar to spiders and are most commonly found in tall grass and may attach to the bodies of cats or dogs that pass by. Tick bites on dogs may be hard to detect. Signs of tick-borne disease may not appear for 7-21 days or longer after a tick bite, so watch your dog closely for changes in behaviour or appetite if you suspect that your pet has been bitten by a tick. The soft, warm fur of dogs and cats provides the perfect environment for fleas and ticks. These insects feed on your pet’s blood and can cause health problems ranging from allergic reactions to serious tick-borne illnesses. Fleas and ticks are more common during the summer months and in this episode, we discuss handy tips that can help you keep your dogs protected from these tiny bloodsuckers.
6 minutes | Apr 3, 2022
If you love your dog, don't clone him!
Animal cloning has come a long way since Dolly, the sheep but it remains as controversial as ever. It is a messy industry riding on the grief of pet lovers and driven by pet influencers who care more for their ROI than a genuine love of the dogs/cats. Cloning seems to run the grief industry from South Korea to China and the USA — PerPETuate, Sooam Biotech, Sinogene, Viagen Pets and new players sprucing up every year. In addition to the surrogate dogs in the laboratory, there are tens of thousands of homeless dogs awaiting adoption. If You Love Animals, Don't Clone Your Pet. Cloning your cat or dog won't bring your furry friend back, but force surrogate dogs to face multiple pregnancies and hormonal treatment just to create one desired pup.
11 minutes | Mar 17, 2022
The Book of Dog
There's nothing quite like the incredible relationship between a human and a dog. From the moment we lay eyes on an adorable puppy or a wonderful adult dog who becomes part of our life journey, we share innumerable moments of pure joy with our furry best friends. With forty-five original pieces by some of India's leading writers, outstanding new voices and individuals who have dedicated their lives to animal welfare, The Book of Dog is a testament to how deeply dogs touch us, to the special bond we have with them and the unique place they hold in our hearts and our lives. Through a series of unforgettable real-life stories-funny, poignant, warm and joyous -- the authors celebrate the remarkable dogs they have known and loved. Also see The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs, and books written from a dog’s POV.
4 minutes | Feb 23, 2022
Causes and Treatment of Limping in Dogs
Lameness in dogs is often the sign of a painful condition, such as a pulled muscle, broken bone or sprained ligament. There are many reasons for a dog to limp. No matter what the cause is, limping is typically a reaction to pain. The first warning sign of strains or sprains may be that your dog starts to limp or is suddenly lame, meaning they can't use their leg. Younger dogs (less than a year or 18 months of age) may develop sudden lameness from congenital conditions. In senior dogs, arthritis can cause pain in the joints, causing difficulty in movement and overall health. Read How to help your limping dog?
6 minutes | Jan 31, 2022
Remembering my dog - (Guest post by Amrita Paul)
Amrita Paul reminisces her furry friend Bebu in this guest post, ‘Remembering my dog’. As a kid, if someone asked me about my favourite animals, I would say dogs, elephants, and dolphins. I knew I could never keep the latter two. As for dogs, well, I was scared of them, but my dad was also strict enough to say that I could have one the day I become responsible. These efforts brought me closer to a number of strays with whom I developed an irreplaceable bond. And, I even made a few human friends on the way. What you lose when you lose your dog
3 minutes | Jan 10, 2022
Finch movie review
Finch, a Sci-fi drama starring Tom Hanks is set in a post-apocalyptic world. It has an interesting plot: A dying man creates a robot to care for his dog. Sounds like a hero, right? The story breathes through the triad ― Finch (Tom Hanks), Jeff (the Robot) and the dog. Tom Hanks is the solitary human in the Cast Away setting albeit he has Goodyear, the dog for company. See: Finch movie review An environmental catastrophe has ravaged the Earth and Finch is perhaps the only human left. Reclusive and rough around the edges, Finch scavenges derelict malls by the day and spends his evenings building a robot. The purpose of the robot – to be a backup guardian for the dog after he’s gone. Also, see Best movies for Animal lovers
2 minutes | Nov 14, 2021
Mughizh movie Review
Mughizh, an emotional foray into love, loss, and grief through the eyes of a little girl and her family who lose their dog to an unfortunate accident. Read more: Mughizh movie review Also see movies for animal lovers, Bollywood movies featuring dogs and movies inspired by real-life dogs.
3 minutes | Oct 22, 2021
The mystery and allure of the Roopkund trek
Known for its mysterious surrounding (human skeletal remains) and astounding scenic beauty, Roopkund is a high altitude trek in Uttarakhand at the base of Trishul Peak and Nanda Ghunti. The lakeside has human skeletons preserved by the frosty mountain air. In this episode, we cover how from sleeping beside mountain dogs on meadows to playing pranks on unsuspecting trekkers... Roopkund trek Also read: Himalayan mastiff dogs
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