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

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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

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

Enrichment buckets

Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Jun 14, 2016, 01.00 AM IST Early this year, I presented "Lives of Streeties" - a study on street dogs that looks at the activity pattern of dogs. The study had some interesting take-aways. While the primary intent was to figure out how much physical exercise to free ranging dogs really … Continue reading Enrichment buckets