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

Letting your dog go

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Oct 19, 2015, 08.25 PM IST The inevitable, painful truth about being a pet parent is that we are, in all likeliness, going to outlive our dogs. While this eventuality and the associated pain is easier to just ignore, for our dog's sake it's important for us to … Continue reading Letting your dog go

Keep a dog health diary

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Sep 28, 2015, 10.12 PM IST Last week I wrote about how to pick a vet. This week I want to focus on when to visit a vet. But before I discuss that, let me reiterate an important point - the act of figuring out who your vet is, … Continue reading Keep a dog health diary

How to choose the right vet

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Sep 21, 2015, 08.58 PM IST I just finished reading a book called Speaking for Spot by Dr Nancy Kay. Dr Kay is a veterinarian who writes this book for pet parents like you and me. In it she writes in her capacity as a pet parent as well … Continue reading How to choose the right vet

Changing Behaviour

Published: Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Mar 23, 2015, 08.26 PM ISTWhat is often perceived as "behavioural issues" with dog is just the tip of an iceberg. "Training" away such behaviours is like chipping away just the tip.What's under it and how it all will manifest might then come as a shock. It's important to first assess what is … Continue reading Changing Behaviour