International Cat Day: Most friendly cat breeds that also bond well with dogs

Updated on Aug 08, 2023 10:41 AM IST

Let's look at some of the most lovable cat breeds that not only win our hearts but also form strong bonds with their canine counterparts.

The Ragdoll cat is known for its benevolent and affectionate disposition(Shutterstock)
By, New Delhi

Most popular assistance dog breeds and how they help people with disability

A properly trained dog known as an assistance dog helps people with impairments and gives them more independence, comfort, and security.

 To execute particular duties that their human counterparts would find difficult due to their physical, neurological, or psychological impairments, these canines go through intense training(Freepik)
Published on Aug 06, 2023 08:57 PM IST

Pawsome Friendship Day: 5 ways pets teach us the true meaning of friendship

Our furry, feathered, or scaly companions not only bring joy and companionship but also teach us valuable lessons about the true essence of friendship.

In the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, our beloved pets often serve as a comforting presence, offering unconditional love and friendship.(Pixabay)
Published on Aug 05, 2023 11:30 AM IST

Fur-friends forever: 10 ways to celebrate Friendship Day with your pet buddy

Friendship Day is a perfect occasion to pamper your beloved pet and spend some quality time with them.

From going on a nature walk, treating them with their favourite food, to enjoying a movie marathon with them, there is no dearth of activities you can do with your pet on Friendship Day.(Freepik)
Published on Aug 01, 2023 06:15 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How to prep your pet for a monsoon trip; 6 tips and tricks

Excited about your upcoming monsoon trip with your furry companion? Do not forget to keep these dos and don'ts in mind.

Monsoon can bring various challenges with it for pet owners. Essential steps can help in ensuring a safe and comfortable journey. (Freepik)
Published on Jul 30, 2023 04:01 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pawsome benefits, pawsitive vibes: How furry friends are boosting mental health

There are multiple benefits of being a pet-parent. Experts reveal how furry friends are boosting mental health

Pawsome benefits and pawsitive vibes: How furry friends are boosting mental health of pet-parents (File Photo)
Published on Jul 28, 2023 09:05 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Dog wagging its tail? How to know if it's happy, anxious or about to bite

A dog wagging its tail doesn’t always indicate happy mood. Here’s how to find out what they are trying to say with their tail.

A wagging tail doesn't necessarily mean a dog is happy. Some dogs will even wag then bite(Freepik)
Published on Jul 27, 2023 06:06 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How to calm your ‘possessive’ pooch: Tips to tackle resource guarding in dogs

Resource guarding can be a complicated behaviour that can be very difficult to live with. Here are tips to prevent it in new dogs or puppies.

Resource guarding can become a problem when dogs attack their pet parents, their family or kids, fearing they intend to take away their cherished item from them be it a food or a toy.(Freepik)
Published on Jul 25, 2023 02:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Wonder why your dog sits at your feet? Expert shares 7 reasons

Dogs display affection towards their pet parent in myriad ways. Is your dog's 'sitting at your feet' behaviour normal or obsessive? Know from an expert.

Dr Shantanu Kalambi, Chief Veterinary Officer, Supertails says dogs may sit at your feet for different reasons and they could range from seeking companionship, comfort, security, protective instinct, clingy behaviour, anxiety levels or conditioning. (Pixabay)
Published on Jul 21, 2023 12:50 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Monsoon pet care: 5 things you should do for your pet's health in rainy season

From taking them to daily walks to checking for fleas and ticks, here are important monsoon pet care tips to keep your furball healthy.

Like us humans who catch a cold and suffer from a sore throat when the rains hit, our pets too tend to suffer from low immunity. (Freepik)
Published on Jul 15, 2023 06:09 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Preventing dog bites: How to spot early signs of aggression in dogs

Dogs exhibit aggression when they feel stressed, fearful or anxious about a particular thing or situation. Here's how to understand subtle signs of aggression.

Dogs exhibit aggression when they feel stressed, fearful or anxious about a particular thing or situation. (Pixabay)
Updated on Jul 12, 2023 05:58 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Dog owner refuses to muzzle pet in lift; but is she really wrong?

A viral online video stoked the debate whether dogs should be muzzled or not. A lot of people might ask - what's wrong with that? The answer is - everything.

AWBI has in a circular dated 18-6-2022 specified that muzzles cannot be enforced as they pose a health hazard to dogs.(Twitter, Freepik)
Published on Jul 10, 2023 12:51 PM IST

Leaving your dog inside a locked car can be dangerous; what you should do

Just like you wouldn’t leave your child unattended inside a locked car for long, you shouldn’t do the same with your pet.

If onlookers happen to see such a distressed dog who's showing signs of dehydration or losing consciousness, they should not hesitate in informing police.(Freepik)
Published on Jul 09, 2023 08:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Zoonoses Day 2023: Common zoonotic diseases in dogs

Infections that are transmitted from animals to humans are called zoonotic diseases. Here are signs and symptoms of common zoonotic diseases in dogs.

World Zoonoses Day is celebrated every year on July 6. (Representative file image)
Published on Jul 05, 2023 06:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How a cat's nose can identify food scents; study reveals

Scientists have figured out how cats can locate food, allies, and enemies. This research was published in PLoS Computational Biology.

According to the experts, the cat nose serves as a highly effective and dual-purpose gas. (Pixabay)
Published on Jul 03, 2023 01:04 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, Washington [us]

How to know if your cat is dehydrated; know signs and symptoms, ways to treat

Spotting signs of dehydration in cats can be tricky as they try to hide their discomfort. Here's how to know if your cat's hydration levels are too low.

Excessive hot and humid weather conditions or underlying medical conditions can be a cause of your cat's dehydration. (Freepik)
Published on Jun 29, 2023 02:00 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Monsoon pet care: Tips to keep your pet happy and healthy during rainy season

The monsoon season brings with it refreshing rains and a cooler climate, but it also brings a set of challenges for pet parents.

Just like humans, pets require special care during this time to ensure their well-being and safety(Freepik)
Published on Jun 28, 2023 05:46 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Nourishing properties of hemp oil for pets: Pet care experts debunk myths

There are misconceptions as hemp oil is from hemp plant which is closely related to marijuana. Experts debunk myths, share nourishing properties of it for pets

Nourishing properties of hemp oil for pets: Experts debunk myths and misconceptions (Image by Edyta Stawiarska from Pixabay)
Published on Jun 27, 2023 11:22 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Tips to prevent indoor feline companions from getting sick during the monsoon

The rainy season may make cats experience health issues. Pet care experts share tips to prevent indoor feline companions from getting sick during the monsoon

Pet care tips to prevent indoor feline companions from getting sick during the monsoon (Photo by Fugir Pt on Pexels)
Published on Jun 27, 2023 07:42 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, New Delhi

Many benefits of CBD oil for pets: Expert says it can ease anxiety, joint pain

From anxiety relief to joint pain management, CBD oil can have a range of medicinal benefits for your pets. But one should be mindful of the right dosage.

It's not just humans who can benefit from CBD oil but pets in particular, have shown positive responses to CBD oil for issues such as anxiety, arthritis, and even seizures. (Pixabay)
Published on Jun 26, 2023 01:52 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Take Your Cat to Work Day: Tips to follow while bringing your cat to office

National Take Your Cat to Work Day (June 19) is a special event where cat lovers can bring their furry friends to work for a day of companionship.

Once in a while, it's fun to take your cat to office to not just introduce them to your colleagues but also let them know where you vanish for those 8-10 hours from home. (Freepik)
Published on Jun 18, 2023 12:25 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pet owner guilt: Why do pet parents feel guilty, how to get over it

Pet owner guilt is real and could be affecting your mental well-being. Here's what you should do.

Psychology Today mentions a 2022 study led by Dr Lori Kogan at Colorado State University that studied pet-related guilt in detail and was published in the journal Animals. (Pixabay)
Published on Jun 15, 2023 05:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Paws and popcorn: Thai cinema goes pet-friendly

The country's pet industry is considered the second-biggest in Asia, behind China's, with some 8.3 million dogs and 3.7 million cats in 2021.

Pet ownership grew further during the coronavirus pandemic, and now some businesses are trying to cash in.(AFP)
Published on Jun 12, 2023 12:50 PM IST
AFP | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

How to provide best nutrition to your beloved pets; a complete wellness guide

From balanced diet tailored as per their needs to regular exercise, here're tips to ensure a healthy and disease-free pet.

As responsible pet owners, it is our duty to prioritise the health and well-being of our furry companions.(Pexels)
Published on Jun 11, 2023 11:18 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Top 3 reasons why dogs behave badly and how to resolve it

Animal Behaviourist Dr Kate Mornement in an interview with HT Digital says that behaviour problems are common in dogs and suggests ways to address them.

The most common behavioural issues dog owners seek assistance for include separation anxiety, aggression towards other dogs and aggression towards people or children.
Published on Jun 08, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, New Delhi

How to deal with an irritated cat; expert suggests 5 tips

A range of factors can trigger your cat's aggression and it's challenging for pet parents to calm their kitties when they are angry.

While interacting with an irritated cat, make them feel safe and use a gentle approach.(Pixabay)
Published on Jun 07, 2023 01:14 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Pet behaviourist on tips to stop your dog from jumping up on you

Your excited or anxious dog can be trained to not jump up on people by following these easy steps.

Dogs are special animals and many dogs jump up to greet their owners and other people. However, jumping up can become a problem when it is excessive, uncontrolled, causes pain or is unwanted(Freepik)
Published on Jun 03, 2023 11:12 AM IST
By, New Delhi

National Hug Your Cat Day: Does your cat like to be hugged? Know signs

Before approaching a cat for a hug, you must find out first if your furry friend is a 'hugger' or not. Here are tips from an expert.

Knowing your cat and how they behave is key in ensuring that your favourite fluffy fur ball is always happy and comfortable. (Pixabay)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:47 PM IST
By, New Delhi

World Parrot Day 2023: Tips to help your parrot beat the summer heat

Scorching summer heat can make your pet parrot's life tough and it's important for parrot parents to help their feathered friends beat the heat.

It is important to ensure that our feathered friends stay cool and comfortable during the hot months(Pixabay)
Published on May 31, 2023 06:18 PM IST
By, New Delhi
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