Dog owner refuses to muzzle pet in lift; but is she really wrong?

Published on Jul 10, 2023 12:51 PM IST

A viral online video stoked the debate whether dogs should be muzzled or not. A lot of people might ask - what's wrong with that? The answer is - everything.

AWBI has in a circular dated 18-6-2022 specified that muzzles cannot be enforced as they pose a health hazard to dogs.(Twitter, Freepik)

Leaving your dog inside a locked car can be dangerous; what you should do

Just like you wouldn’t leave your child unattended inside a locked car for long, you shouldn’t do the same with your pet.

If onlookers happen to see such a distressed dog who's showing signs of dehydration or losing consciousness, they should not hesitate in informing police.(Freepik)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 08:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Zoonoses Day 2023: Common zoonotic diseases in dogs

Infections that are transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonotic diseases. Here are signs and symptoms of common zoonotic diseases in dogs.

World Zoonoses Day is celebrated every year on July 6. (Representative file image)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 06:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How a cat's nose can identify food scents; study reveals

Scientists have figured out how cats can locate food, allies, and enemies. This research was published in PLoS Computational Biology.

According to the experts, the cat nose serves as a highly effective and dual-purpose gas. (Pixabay)
Published on Jul 03, 2023 01:04 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Washington [us]

How to know if your cat is dehydrated; know signs and symptoms, ways to treat

Spotting signs of dehydration in cats can be tricky as they try to hide their discomfort. Here's how to know if your cat's hydration levels are too low.

Excessive hot and humid weather conditions or underlying medical conditions can be a cause of your cat's dehydration. (Freepik)
Published on Jun 29, 2023 02:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Monsoon pet care: Tips to keep your pet happy and healthy during rainy season

The monsoon season brings with it refreshing rains and a cooler climate, but it also brings a set of challenges for pet parents.

Just like humans, pets require special care during this time to ensure their well-being and safety(Freepik)
Published on Jun 28, 2023 05:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nourishing properties of hemp oil for pets: Pet care experts debunk myths

There are misconceptions as hemp oil is from hemp plant which is closely related to marijuana. Experts debunk myths, share nourishing properties of it for pets

Nourishing properties of hemp oil for pets: Experts debunk myths and misconceptions (Image by Edyta Stawiarska from Pixabay)
Published on Jun 27, 2023 11:22 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Tips to prevent indoor feline companions from getting sick during the monsoon

The rainy season may make cats experience health issues. Pet care experts share tips to prevent indoor feline companions from getting sick during the monsoon

Pet care tips to prevent indoor feline companions from getting sick during the monsoon (Photo by Fugir Pt on Pexels)
Published on Jun 27, 2023 07:42 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Many benefits of CBD oil for pets: Expert says it can ease anxiety, joint pain

From anxiety relief to joint pain management, CBD oil can have a range of medicinal benefits for your pets. But one should be mindful of the right dosage.

It's not just humans who can benefit from CBD oil but pets in particular, have shown positive responses to CBD oil for issues such as anxiety, arthritis, and even seizures. (Pixabay)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 01:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Take Your Cat to Work Day: Tips to follow while bringing your cat to office

National Take Your Cat to Work Day (June 19) is a special event where cat lovers can bring their furry friends to work for a day of companionship.

Once in a while, it's fun to take your cat to office to not just introduce them to your colleagues but also let them know where you vanish for those 8-10 hours from home. (Freepik)
Published on Jun 18, 2023 12:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pet owner guilt: Why do pet parents feel guilty, how to get over it

Pet owner guilt is real and could be affecting your mental well-being. Here's what you should do.

Psychology Today mentions a 2022 study led by Dr Lori Kogan at Colorado State University that studied pet-related guilt in detail and was published in the journal Animals. (Pixabay)
Published on Jun 15, 2023 05:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Paws and popcorn: Thai cinema goes pet-friendly

The country's pet industry is considered the second-biggest in Asia, behind China's, with some 8.3 million dogs and 3.7 million cats in 2021.

Pet ownership grew further during the coronavirus pandemic, and now some businesses are trying to cash in.(AFP)
Published on Jun 12, 2023 12:50 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

How to provide best nutrition to your beloved pets; a complete wellness guide

From balanced diet tailored as per their needs to regular exercise, here're tips to ensure a healthy and disease-free pet.

As responsible pet owners, it is our duty to prioritise the health and well-being of our furry companions.(Pexels)
Published on Jun 11, 2023 11:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Top 3 reasons why dogs behave badly and how to resolve it

Animal Behaviourist Dr Kate Mornement in an interview with HT Digital says that behaviour problems are common in dogs and suggests ways to address them.

The most common behavioural issues dog owners seek assistance for include separation anxiety, aggression towards other dogs and aggression towards people or children.
Published on Jun 08, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How to deal with an irritated cat; expert suggests 5 tips

A range of factors can trigger your cat's aggression and it's challenging for pet parents to calm their kitties when they are angry.

While interacting with an irritated cat, make them feel safe and use a gentle approach.(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pet behaviourist on tips to stop your dog from jumping up on you

Your excited or anxious dog can be trained to not jump up on people by following these easy steps.

Dogs are special animals and many dogs jump up to greet their owners and other people. However, jumping up can become a problem when it is excessive, uncontrolled, causes pain or is unwanted(Freepik)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 11:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

National Hug Your Cat Day: Does your cat like to be hugged? Know signs

Before approaching a cat for a hug, you must find out first if your furry friend is a 'hugger' or not. Here are tips from an expert.

Knowing your cat and how they behave is key in ensuring that your favourite fluffy fur ball is always happy and comfortable. (Pixabay)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Parrot Day 2023: Tips to help your parrot beat the summer heat

Scorching summer heat can make your pet parrot's life tough and it's important for parrot parents to help their feathered friends beat the heat.

It is important to ensure that our feathered friends stay cool and comfortable during the hot months(Pixabay)
Published on May 31, 2023 06:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

7 expert tips to help your pet live a healthy and long life

From a balanced diet to regular veterinary check-ups, these simple tips can help your furry friend live a long and disease-free life.

Just like humans, pets require proper care, attention, and a healthy lifestyle to thrive. (Pixabay)
Published on May 27, 2023 08:00 PM IST

From itching to infections: 5 common problems in pets caused by ticks and fleas

Ticks and fleas don't just annoy pets; they bring potential health issues. Discover the common problems caused by these pests and protect your furry friends.

Ticks and fleas are not just a nuisance for our furry companions; they can also pose serious health risks.(Freepik )
Published on May 25, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Tips to keep your pet hydrated amid extreme heat and humidity

Extreme heat or high humidity can make your pet dehydrated. Here's how to ensure hydration as the mercury increases.

Humidity plays a significant role in our pets' overall health and well-being(Pixabay)
Published on May 24, 2023 08:30 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Why is my dog avoiding me after my miscarriage?

Dogs can smell changes in our hormones: if their owner is pregnant or has a miscarriage, they will know something is up. It may affect their behavior.

What if your dog suddenly doesn't care about you anymore? (James Speakman/empics/picture alliance)
Published on May 22, 2023 07:27 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Signs of stress in your dog and ways to overcome it

Yes, just like you, your dog can get stressed too. Here's how to spot signs and help them cope with it.

Pet parents should look for signs of stress like excessive licking, too much barking, rapid blinking, appetite loss, urination etc in their dogs.(Pixabay)
Published on May 21, 2023 05:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

National Rescue Dog Day: How to help a rescue dog adjust into their new home

It is important to create a supportive and nurturing environment for rescue dogs to adjust to their new homes. Here are tips from an expert.

A rescue dog is the one that has been saved from abuse or abandonment by rescue organisations. (Pixabay)
Published on May 19, 2023 03:31 PM IST
By, New Delhi

From stress relief to dental health: Benefits of pet toys for your furry friends

From physical exercise to mental stimulation, check out the incredible benefits that pet toys can bring to your furry friend's life.

Pet toys offer a multitude of benefits that go beyond playtime.(Unsplash)
Published on May 18, 2023 12:48 PM IST

5 evening rituals that are important for your dog's well-being

Evening is the time to relax and rejuvenate and thus plays an important role in your dog’s overall well-being.

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, it's essential to carve out dedicated time to prioritise the well-being of our fur babies. (Pixabay)
Published on May 17, 2023 03:02 PM IST

More dogs could show up in outdoor dining spaces. Not everyone is happy about it

U.S. government has given its blessing to restaurants that want to allow pet dogs in their outdoor spaces. All you want to know.

Restaurants have been required to allow service dogs for decades. But it wasn’t until the mid-2000’s that a handful of states — including Florida and Illinois — began passing laws allowing dogs in outdoor dining spaces(Pixabay)
Published on May 16, 2023 08:37 PM IST
AP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

Best vegetarian treats for dogs in summer

Here are the best vegetarian treats for dogs during the summer season to ensure they stay happy, healthy, and refreshed.

While many dog treats contain meat-based ingredients, there are plenty of delicious and nutritious vegetarian options available(Unsplash)
Published on May 16, 2023 05:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

ABCs of pet nutrition: Understanding the essentials for a healthy and happy pet

Check out the fundamental aspects of pet nutrition and the essentials of keeping our pets healthy and happy through proper diet and nutrition.

Providing a balanced diet is vital for the health and happiness of your furry companion. (Unsplash)
Published on May 15, 2023 08:02 PM IST
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