Top 4 heart diseases that can affect your dogs and cats

Published on Sep 29, 2023 04:36 PM IST

Heart diseases in dogs and cats are not so easy to detect as they have a tendency to hide their illnesses. Here are some common heart disorders in pets.

This World Heart Day, let us take a look at issues concerning our pets and animals, and stay aware so that better care can be given to them(Freepik)
By, New Delhi

World Rabies Day 2023: Rabies symptoms in dogs and cats; vaccination tips

Rabies can induce significant behavioural abnormalities in animals and infected dogs and cats may exhibit unusual aggression.

The rabies virus infects the central nervous system of the affected animal that causes disease in brain and ultimately leads to death. (Freepik)
Published on Sep 28, 2023 02:11 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pet parent's guide: Tips for protecting your beloved pet from ticks and fleas

Ticks and fleas pose health risks to pets and humans, including skin irritation, diseases, anaemia, and tick paralysis. Here are tips and tricks for prevention.

Regular care, veterinary guidance, and a clean living space are key to managing these pesky parasites effectively.(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 27, 2023 03:59 PM IST

5 food items you should avoid feeding a street dog

Do you offer leftover food containing onion or sweetened snacks to street dogs? You may be doing them a disservice.

Dogs can be fed several types of food with careful attention to nutritional value and toxicity. (Pixabay)
Published on Sep 22, 2023 10:17 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Is your dog avoiding you? 5 reasons this could be happening

Dogs are admired for their loving and devoted nature, so it may be concerning if they begin to neglect you. Here are 5 reasons behind this behaviour.

While dogs are unable to convey their feelings verbally, their behaviour often speaks volumes(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 18, 2023 06:32 PM IST
By, New Delhi

North India's first dog park opens in Punjab's Ludhiana

The park has been designed to offer a safe and stimulating environment for dogs to socialise, exercise and play freely.

Facilities such as a pet cafe, clinic and a grooming centre are also in the offing, civic officials said.(PTI)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 01:10 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Chandigarh

Is it really safe to feed your cat a vegan diet?

Vets have long maintained that feeding cats a meat-free diet is a big no-no. But a new study challenges this assumption.

So, are vegan diets really more healthy for cats? When we start to pick apart the findings, we see the evidence is far from conclusive.(Pixabay)
Published on Sep 15, 2023 05:38 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Adelaide

Can animals give birth to twins?

Plenty of animals can give birth to twins. A more complicated question is whether two animal babies born together are identical or fraternal twins.

Twins are defined as two offspring from the same pregnancy.
Published on Sep 12, 2023 08:01 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Mississippi

Do you own more than one dog? Know challenges of parenting multiple dogs

Are multiple dogs truly the best choice for every type of family and every individual? Dog trainer Pamela M Brown discusses pros and cons.

While having multiple dogs may appear charming and idyllic, the reality is that it can create significant challenges and complexities(Freepik)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 11:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Is it okay to kiss your pet? The risk of animal-borne diseases is real

While owning a pet is linked to numerous health benefits, our pets can also harbour infectious diseases that can sometimes be passed on to us.

Infectious diseases that move from animals to humans are called zoonotic diseases or zoonoses.(Freepik)
Published on Sep 07, 2023 11:46 AM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Melbourne

What is storm anxiety and how it can affect pets; ways to ease their anxiety

Storm anxiety is very common in pets and if not resolved, the symptoms can worsen over time. Here're things to keep in mind.

Extreme fear, stress during thunderstorms or other such severe events is termed as storm anxiety. (Pixabay)
Published on Sep 01, 2023 11:40 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Ginger Cat Appreciation Day 2023: 8 interesting facts about these orange kitties

National Ginger Cat Appreciation Day 2023: From their unique traits to their distinctive colour, here are some fun facts that make these cats truly special.

National Ginger Cat Appreciation Day, marked on the 1st of September, is a delightful occasion dedicated to celebrating the enchanting charm of ginger cats. (Pexels )
Published on Aug 31, 2023 04:05 PM IST

5 lesser-known indie dog breeds possessing unique qualities

There are several lesser-known or "indie" dog breeds that possess unique qualities. Here are a few examples:

There are several lesser-known or
Published on Aug 30, 2023 04:09 PM IST
ByChayanika Das

More dog owners are questioning vaccines like rabies after Covid

More than half of US dog owners expressed concern about pet vaccines, including against rabies, according to a new study.

Pet owners have to visit the Uthalsar civic office and submit the necessary documents with a one-time registration fee of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,000 after which they have to pay <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>400 every year (HT Photo)
Published on Aug 29, 2023 02:08 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

What you should feed your dog as per their age; expert suggests

It is every pet parent's responsibility to raise their pets well and give them the nutrition they deserve.

Your dog’s best food will depend on its unique needs, most importantly their life stage, weight, and known medical conditions(Freepik)
Published on Aug 28, 2023 03:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pet parent shares 6 things that helped her dog deal with separation anxiety

To ensure the well-being of your furry friend, it is recommended to establish a structured routine for them as well as spend quality time.

It's widely understood that most pets thrive on human companionship and can experience stress or boredom when left alone for extended periods. (Freepik)
Published on Aug 27, 2023 04:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Dog Day: 6 reasons why dogs are the perfect companion for humans

International Dog Day celebrates the remarkable bond between humans and dogs. Here're reasons why dogs are often considered perfect companions for humans.

Their unwavering affection provides a source of comfort and companionship that is both genuine and heartwarming(Freepik)
Published on Aug 26, 2023 01:23 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Dog Day: Date, history, significance, celebration and things to do

From pampering them with their favourite treats to adopting them, here are all the things you can do for dogs this International Dog Day.

International Dog Day founded by Animal Welfare Advocate and Pet Lifestyle Expert Collen Paige is observed every year on August 26.(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 25, 2023 08:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Dog Day: What is puppy Yoga; know benefits for pets and humans

A perfect bonding time for dogs and humans, puppy Yoga or doga entails doing Yoga practice in presence of your pet children. Know all benefits.

Puppy Yoga has become quite a rage nowadays as people are also allowing their animal companions to accompany them on Yoga mats multiplying their joy and mindfulness as well as adding to their pets' happiness.(Pinterest)
Published on Aug 25, 2023 06:20 PM IST
By, New Delhi

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day: Why your cat needs regular check-ups

National Take Your Cat To The Vet Day is celebrated on August 22 every year and is a reminder to take care of our kitty's health and well-being.

Concealing pain is a second nature to cats and even cat parents may find it difficult to detect signs of illness in them.(Freepik)
Published on Aug 21, 2023 09:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Blind Dog Day: Tips to take care of your visually impaired dog

Even though visually impaired dogs might have certain difficulties, they can still lead happy and meaningful lives with time, consideration, and love.

It is important to ensure your visually impaired dog has friends as socialisation can help fill more colours in their life.(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 21, 2023 04:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Decoding dog food labels: 5 essential ingredients for a balanced canine diet

For pet parents, it's important to understand dog food labels. Here are some key tips for decoding labels and providing a balanced diet for your furry friend.

Reading dog food labels might feel like a puzzle, but if you zoom in on the key stuff that makes up a good doggy diet, you are setting your furry friend up for a healthy life. (Unsplash/M Burke)
Published on Aug 19, 2023 04:36 PM IST

International Homeless Animals Day: How to do your bit for homeless animals

International Homeless Animals Day is observed every year every third Saturday in August. This year it falls on August 19 this year.

India is home to 6.2 crore stray dogs and 91 lakh street cats and are susceptible to several infections that they can even pass to humans like rabies.(Freepik)
Published on Aug 18, 2023 07:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

National Black Cat Appreciation Day: 7 fascinating facts about black cats

Every August 17, we celebrate National Black Cat Appreciation Day, dedicated to these mysterious feline friends. Here are 7 interesting facts about them.

Despite their stunning appearance, black cats have faced myths and misconceptions throughout history(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 16, 2023 07:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

National Black Cat Appreciation Day: 5 top black cat breeds that make great pets

On the occasion of National Black Cat Appreciation Day, let's explore five black cat breeds renowned for their charm and suitability as wonderful companions.

National Black Cat Appreciation Day is a wonderful occasion dedicated to celebrating the beauty, charm, and unique qualities of black cats.
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 09:36 AM IST

Nose work for dogs: How this fun sniffing activity can benefit your pet

Sniffing is every dog's favourite activity. Here's how to design this fun activity for your pooch that will also keep them stimulated.

Nose work is a type of dog sport or activity that involves dogs using their sense of smell to search and locate specific scents hidden in boxes, containers, vehicles, and outdoor environments.(Freepik)
Published on Aug 12, 2023 03:29 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Independence Day 2023: 5 fun ideas to celebrate I-day with your pets

Ahead of 76th Independence Day celebrations, here are some amazing ideas to make your pet feel special and free on this day.

Considering Independence Day is all about celebrating the spirit of freedom, do things that will make your pet feel free and happy. (Pinterest)
Published on Aug 10, 2023 08:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

International Cat Day: Most friendly cat breeds that also bond well with dogs

Let's look at some of the most lovable cat breeds that not only win our hearts but also form strong bonds with their canine counterparts.

The Ragdoll cat is known for its benevolent and affectionate disposition(Shutterstock)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 10:41 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Most popular assistance dog breeds and how they help people with disability

A properly trained dog known as an assistance dog helps people with impairments and gives them more independence, comfort, and security.

 To execute particular duties that their human counterparts would find difficult due to their physical, neurological, or psychological impairments, these canines go through intense training(Freepik)
Published on Aug 06, 2023 08:57 PM IST
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