Caring for your dog this summer

By Sindhoor Pangal, Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Mar 7, 2016, 07.20 PM IST Climate change is real, they say. I have no intention of getting into that discussion here. But one thing's for sure - Bangalore is hot now and we are all struggling to cope with this unforgiving heat. I can feel my energy … Continue reading Caring for your dog this summer

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Cleaning up after your dog

Bangalore Mirror Bureau | Oct 26, 2015, 11.46 PM IST I recently shared a story on my social network that raked up a laugh riot. I think it's only fair that I share it with you too. Festive times call for sharing of love and laughter, don't they? This is a conversation I had with … Continue reading Cleaning up after your dog

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

Preparing for the vet and trainer

Published: Apr 14 2015 : Mirror (Bangalore)Visits to vets can be stressful for dog and people. The place is often full of sick and stressed dogs and tense V people. Even if one walked in calm, it's easy to get into what I call “The Collective Hospital Tension“. When it's an emergency, the whole thing gets … Continue reading Preparing for the vet and trainer

Walking in summer

Feb 24 2015 : Mirror (Bangalore)So it seems official. Summer's here. While we eagerly wait for the mango showers, we need to start actively thinking about providing respite to our dogs from the heat. Temperature control is one part of it that I discussed in an earlier article. Hydration is another issue that needs to … Continue reading Walking in summer