People food is not bad for dogs

These days, it's common to hear people believe that "people food" is bad for dogs and that they really need "dog food". That notion is so strange to me. No other animal in the world seems to specifically need artificially prepared foods. Why do dogs need "special foods"? I started researching into this and it … Continue reading People food is not bad for dogs

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When feeding meat to a dog is just not an option

Back in 2015 I had written an article detailing out vegetarian foods. I often ran into vegetarian clients who were just not comfortable feeding their dogs meat. When I insisted they do, I lost them as clients. I stared desperately looking for answers - vegetarian answers. I was also faced with the argument that a … Continue reading When feeding meat to a dog is just not an option

Good food for dogs

Ayurveda teaches us that the digestive system is the single most important determinant of health and well-being. This principle is very much true for dogs too. Provide the right kind of diet to a dog and you will see several of the behavioural issues and recurring health issues go away. So it is important to … Continue reading Good food for dogs

Enjoying my walks with my dogs

One look at this picture and it should not come as a surprise that I have abysmal upper body strength with wrists like that. CTS to boot. And it should not be hard to imagine what a strong girl Nishi is. So to me, it was clear from day 1 that if I needed to … Continue reading Enjoying my walks with my dogs

The good in yellow

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jul 19, 2016, 10.27 PM IST I've been hearing a lot on about "turmeric latte" and the commentary that this is just "haldi doodh" that we've been having for ages. Here is another such term - "golden paste" - a western adaptation of an Indian blend of turmeric, coconut … Continue reading The good in yellow

Speak dog

Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jul 11, 2016, 09.00 PM IST Last year I saw a video making the rounds. It showed a busy intersection in some Indian city, a dog and a policeman patiently waiting till the policeman decides it's the right time to stop the traffic and let the dog cross. First off hat's … Continue reading Speak dog

Commands or Negotiations

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jul 4, 2016, 09.37 PM IST I was recently in conversation with a friend, discussing the difference between "heel" and loose leash walks. "Heel" is based on the principle of instructing a dog. Loose leash walks on the other hand are based on negotiating with a dog. So the … Continue reading Commands or Negotiations