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Oct 31
8 Poisonous Plants for Pets

8 Poisonous Plants for Pets

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Many houseplants can unintentionally become harmful for your pets. Homeowners may not realize this, but most health issues in pets are because of your houseplants. Dogs and cats have the tendency to nibble on colorful plants. Some plants can have systemic effects on pets while others can have intense effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Here is the brief list of plants which are very harmful to your pets. Crocus There are two types of Crocus plants; spring crocus (Crocus species) and autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale). The ingestion of spring crocus can cause basic gastrointestinal upset including vomiting and diarrhea. Autumn...

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Oct 24
Autumn Safety Tips for Pets

Autumn Safety Tips for Pets

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Autumn is here. Popularly referred as ‘fall,’ autumn tends to be mesmerizing with its Earthy smells, cold air, fallen leaves, refreshing temperature and vibrant colors. It doesn’t only entice people but animals too. Dogs love autumn. They love to go outside and play in the leaves. However, there are many dangers lurking around the corner. As a responsible pet owner, it’s your duty to keep them safe and protect their environment. Here are 10 tips to make their environment safer Keep them warm Although autumn isn’t the coldest time of the year, it can still be chillier than expected in...

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Oct 03
How to care for your Kitten?

How to care for your Kitten?

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The new born or very young kittens require lot of warmth and support. If the kitten you bought home is an orphan or adopted from rescue center, they require intense nursing to make them feel at home. Warmth and bedding Younger kittens require enough warmth to keep them safe. For their safety, they should be kept in a cat-carrier and use a heating pad designed for pets. You can also use cat-friendly blankets. Do care to provide a carrier which is large enough for your kittens to more around. You can turn off the heating pad if it’s too hot....

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Sep 25
What or What Not to Feed Your Cat?

What or What Not to Feed Your Cat?

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Pet owners have a tendency to feed their pets out of their own plate or from the dinner table. Although, it may sound common, it is a wrong thing to do. You should never feed your own food to cats. FYI, Cats should never have onion, garlic, kelp, grapes or raisins, sugary treats, chocolate, and alcoholic or caffeinated drinks, even in small doses. Cats are classified as obligate carnivore, which means they need meat to survive. Unlike humans, cats cannot obtain required nutrients from vegetables. For the first three to four weeks of their life, kittens drink their mother's milk,...

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Sep 12
Parasite Prevention for Cats

Parasite Prevention for Cats

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Cats or feline are prone to various forms of parasitic infection. The type of parasites the cats are more prone to depends on its age, lifestyle, seasonality, and the environment. Parasitic infection can be both internal and external. Preventive Measures It’s important to note that even indoor cats need parasite prevention since there are many ways parasites can enter your home, such as via insects. All kittens require a schedule of parasite treatments since they are at increased risk. Adult cats also require regular treatment based on individual risk factors. There are mainly 3 types of parasitic infection in cats...

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Sep 05
How is the Dog Chew 'Churpi' prepared?

How is the Dog Chew 'Churpi' prepared?

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Churpi or Durkha is the traditional cheese endemic to most parts of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and India. It is prepared in similar manner to most cheeses around the world, however the drying and eating process remains different. Churpi has been consumed by the people of Nepal for ages. It is known for its high energy contains, including; probiotics, amino acid and omega 3 fatty acids. It is basically made from drying up cow or yak’s milk and removing the fats and lactose. This recipe has been enjoyed by the people in the Himalaya region of Nepal for centuries. The mechanics...

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