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

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

Channa Nut Torte

In India, not all of us are comfortable cooking non-vegetarian food at home. So, I have been on a quest to identify vegetarian alternatives to essential nutrients in a dog’s diet like for example, chicken. As most people are aware, chicken is a rich source of protein. But just replacing one form of protein with … Continue reading Channa Nut Torte

Channa Nut Torte

The doggies loved it and are still begging for moreThis recipe makes a dense cake. Hence I am calling it a torte. The doggies loved it and are still begging for moreIngredients:4 cups cooked Channa3 eggs10 tsp  til / seasame oil1/2 cup chopped nuts (Any of these or even a mix of these will work: Penut, … Continue reading Channa Nut Torte

Sacrosanct Meal Times

I often get the question of what kind of "training" once needs to do when feeding a puppy. Some trainers recommend taking away a puppies food to teach a puppy not to guard. I believe that taking a food away from a dog actually teaches the dog to guard food. Turid Rugaas, International Behaviourist and … Continue reading Sacrosanct Meal Times