Author: Dr. Shruti Bhattacharya

 Stop puppy nipping behavior in 6 easy steps I would like to start this article by first congratulating you on the newest addition to your family. This new member is going to fill your life with love, affection and undying loyalty. However, the next few months will also bring in challenges like how to stop puppy nipping behavior and help in the teething process. In this puppy nipping guide, I bring you the reasons behind the puppy biting behavior and the solutions you can implement to stop puppy nipping behavior.    Let’s start this puppy nipping guide with understanding the…

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Your pup has worms? Read the entire blog post to understand everything you need to know about puppy deworming. ‘My pup has worms in his tummy’. Most first-time dog guardians are alarmed when they come to know this. However, this is not something to be alarmed about. Whether you are welcoming a new member into your family or your dog just had a litter, as a dog guardian, it is your responsibility to get started with puppy deworming as well as the training of the new member as a part of the puppy care process. Deworming is an imperative part…

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Gum diseases in dogs: the complete guide Taking care of the dog’s teeth is the primary part of the dog care and grooming process. However, oral care in dogs is probably the most neglected as well. Signs of gum diseases in dogs starts to appear by the age of two years. Gum diseases in dogs not only harm the tooth and gums of the dog, it can also harm the kidney, heart as well as the liver of the dog. Gum diseases are easily preventable if proper oral care measures are observed. Gum disease in dogs is the most common…

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  Dog toys importance. A complete guide to choosing the right toy for your pup   “What did you get me momma? Is that a new dog toy? Give it to me. It won’t last two minutes in my mouth. It’s so much fun to destroy this new toy. You wait right here. I’ll bring you the carcass of this toy in no time”. I bet this goes through Delta’s head every time he receives a new dog toy and true to his word, he annihilates his gift in minutes. But even so, we get him new toys whenever we visit…

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Periodontitis in dogs can negatively affect their quality of life.  Periodontitis in dogs occurs in 90% of the dog population. What is periodontitis in dogs? What are the signs and symptoms? How can it be prevented? It has been observed that 90% of the dogs develop periodontal disease by the age of two years. In this blog post I will be discussing what is periodontal disease in dogs? Why does it occur? What are the signs and symptoms of this disease and finally how can you prevent your dog from getting affected by this disease? To understand all the above-mentioned…

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How to keep your pup safe during Halloween. 7 amazing Halloween safety tips for dogs Most often, dog guardians get scared when they hear the name of Halloween. They worry for their dog’s safety and health. However, you can make this Halloween safe for your dog by following a few simple tips. Read all the way to the end to know all the Halloween safety tips for dogs.   Understand your dog’s perspective A dog first instinct is to protect his or her home and alert you in the presence of a stranger. The constant ringing of the doorbell or…

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 A guest post by Amy Green from www.patterdaleterriers.co.uk I’ve always been a fan of terriers. It must be a combination of their inquisitiveness, high energy and eagerness to please. But they are not always so easy to train – the biggest challenges come when you try to train them outside and there are so many distractions! Terriers are very active dogs that need a lot of exercise and attention. They can be destructive if left alone too long and aggressive if they are not socialized. Today’s blog is all about training rescue terriers. Introduction to Terrier Breeds Terriers such as…

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  Dog teeth brushing or dog dental chews, which is a better option for your pup? One of the challenges of dog care is to keep their teeth clean. Yes! Like us, they too need oral care. Some dog guardians lean towards dog teeth brushing while in other cases they lean towards dental chews.   Some dog guardians argue that during the old times or in the wild, dogs spent thousands of years without any sort of oral cleaning, teeth brushing or any form of oral care. Yes, this is true, not only dogs but humans also went without any kind of…

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Seizures in dogs: what you need to know as a dog guardian. Seizures in dogs can arise due to a number of underlying disorders the dog might be suffering from. As a dog guardian, it is your responsibility to understand what might be the causes, symptoms and treatment for such a disorder. The purpose of this article is to make you aware of everything that you must be aware so you can detect the seizure at its earliest and get your pup the help he or she needs. Seizures in dogs have been observed to be the most common neurological…

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Understand the causes behind acute and chronic vomiting in dogs. We all worry about our dog’s welfare. It is our job as dog guardians to do so. The most common causes behind dog vomiting is ingestion of something not meant for dogs. In some cases, vomiting may be a good thing. But this is not always the case. Hence, understanding the causes behind the acute and chronic vomiting in dogs can be a huge help.   Acute vomiting in dogs Acute vomiting in dogs is a vomiting episode that happens suddenly and then stops. It is not recurrent tendency. Here are…

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