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Tips To Keep Pets Warm in Winter

Khushboo Katyal, dog expert and founder of brand CosmoPawliton-Be Pet Smart, and Achal Gupta, pet expert and founder of Jeffurry's: The Pet Resort, have suggested tips on how to keep your pets warm this winter

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It is very important to keep your four-legged friends warm when the mercury dips as they can fall ill. Keep their bedding dry and stimulate fur growth to keep them warm during the harsh winter season, say experts.

Khushboo Katyal, dog expert and founder of brand CosmoPawliton-Be Pet Smart, and Achal Gupta, pet expert and founder of Jeffurry’s: The Pet Resort, have suggested tips on how to keep your pets warm this winter.

* Dry bedding: No one likes a cold floor. A small bed and pillow or blanket should be all what a pet needs to keep warm during cold winter nights. Give them options as well. They may prefer to switch sleeping spots to be warmer or cooler depending on the indoor temperature.

* Clothing: Use pet clothing options. Puppies are less cold tolerant because they have less muscle and fat mass than the adult dogs. Muscle and fat increase their metabolism and keeps them warm. Puppy coats won’t be as thick or long to offer protection. Little pups have less body mass to generate natural heat, too, and often benefit from a doggy sweater especially when they must do outdoor bathroom duty.

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* Let that fur grow: Let the pups adjust gradually to outdoor chills. That stimulates their fur to grow thicker. Indoor pets won’t be as well equipped to spend time outside, so be aware and bring them back inside after only short trips to the bathroom and back.

* Protect skin and paws: Checking the paws of your pets in frequent intervals for any signs of cold-weather injury or damage like cracked paw pads or bleeding is very important. These injury can cause immense pain and your pets will be unable to walk.

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* Try understanding problems: Try understanding what the problem is if your pet is behaving unusual. If the pet is shivering, whining, seems week or starts looking for warm places to burrow, get them back inside quickly because they are showing signs of hypothermia. If you suspect your pet has hypothermia or any other worry, consult your veterinarian.

* Avoid giving cold water or food: This is an important practice. Only give room water and warm food to your pets. Cold water and food during the harsh winter can make them fall sick and catch a cold. (IANS)

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What Every Pet Owner Should Know About CBD Oil

CBD is the initialised form of Cannabidiol, which is a compound found in both cannabis and hemp

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Just like with humans, as dogs grow older, their bones become brittle, and joints become weaker. Pixabay

It may come as a surprise for some, but the benefits of CBD oil extend to our canine companions. While CBD has become a great pain reliever for humans, it also has beneficial effects on dogs.

The use of cbd oil for dogs is somewhat new for most people. However, most veterinarians would love to see it become more prevalent among dog owners. If you are wondering what kind of product it is and how it can help your dogs, here are the basic facts that you need to know about CBD oil:

What is CBD Oil? 

CBD is the initialised form of Cannabidiol, which is a compound found in both cannabis and hemp. Unlike most presumptions, CBD does not have THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the compound responsible for producing psychoactive properties. CBD is the compound that contains the medicinal properties.

How available is it in the market?

Currently, there are over 50 states in America that have helped legalize the CBD compound. As such, you can already find them in major cities. However, it is essential to look for organic and high-quality ones to get better results. 

How to administer CBD?

Using cbd oil for dogs depends solely on different factors. Pet owners have to take into consideration the weight and size of their dogs and the area that requires relief from pain. CBD can be administered to dogs orally.  

Where to apply CBD? 

There are many ways to apply CBD for dogs, and most of them constitute physical and chemical relief from certain disorders.

Treating seizures

Seizure attacks are not uncommon with dogs. For that reason, it is one of the most common conditions that many pet owners seek relief with. CBD oil can interact with the endocannabinoid system, a biological system that can control factors such as pain and anxiety.

When the components interact with these receptors, it does not trigger it, but rather encourages it to release soothing chemicals. As such, CBD oil application for dogs is great for calming seizures. Its benefits are even more prevalent in preventing seizure attacks, so look out for symptoms such as excessive drooling, unwarranted aggression, and nervous pacing. You can try alleviating these symptoms with the use of CBD oil, to prevent further dangers. 

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Just like with humans, as dogs grow older, their bones become brittle, and joints become weaker. As such, they also experience the pain of having arthritis. It might be challenging to understand how painful it is for them, which is why it is essential to give them at least a sense of relief.

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There are many ways to apply CBD for dogs, and most of them constitute physical and chemical relief from certain disorders. Pixabay

Arthritis is mainly caused by inflammation in the joints. CBD has anti-inflammatory properties, which is why it is a great pain reliever for dogs. It is especially useful for aging dogs that probably would have difficulties in doing simple activities. 

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Arthritis is also a condition that can lead to more negative consequences if not treated early. More often than not, arthritis can lead to weight gain, which opens doors for more diseases and conditions, such as immobility and digestive problems. For that reason, it is highly essential to make sure to treat arthritis as soon as possible. 

CBD Oil is the Perfect Companion for Your Pet Dogs 

When it comes to ensuring that your dogs will lead a healthy and active life, having CBD oil within reach will help maintain their vigor and health. 

 

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Tips to Make Your Pets Comfortable While Relocation

Things to keep in mind while relocating pets

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Relocating with pets has always been a nitty-gritty moment for the masters, so just think how anxious it could make your pets. Pixabay

BY PUJA GUPTA

Relocating with pets has always been a nitty-gritty moment for the masters, so just think how anxious it could make your pets. They easily get irritated when we make any changes in their habitat or their living environment. Such problems don’t come with a magical solution. Aakanksha Bhargava, CEO of PMR, underlines few tips that could make your beloved companion’s experience a bit calmer and enjoyable.

Closely research the pet import laws in the place that you’re relocating

First things first, get all the paperwork done before moving to the desired location. Basically paperwork is needed only when you are planning to cross state lines or planning for air travel, only then you have to keep your papers in order. In case if you are moving a few blocks away there is no need for paperwork.

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After moving day, don’t let pets roam around the neighbourhood until they are acclimated. Pixabay

Talk to your vet

Before shifting, you should talk with your veterinary doctor over the issue, and seek their guidance. You should visit the veterinarian to get all the important vaccinations, medications and records updated before leaving for the new place. It is also essential to find out if your pet needs to be tranquillised. If yes, then would it be safe for your pet or not.

Once you have reached your destination, find a vet who can visit your place at regular intervals. Just like humans they also need to be taken care of.

Work with a pet relocation service company

If you are worrying a bit about your pet relocation, you should immediately consult with a pet relocation agency. Their mentorship can help you in this difficult moment. They will offer you the state of the art services, which can resolve your issues up to some extent. Such agencies will provide you every support you have needed, the only thing you have to assure them, is you obey all of your destination’s pet import rules.

Start getting your pet early in their kennels as early as possible

Start getting your pet early in their kennels as early as possible (customized kennels for the pet)

Relocating a pet by keeping him inside a kennel is one of the safest and secure methods. Pet kennels provide a lot of benefits to the pets irrespective of their mode of travel. That’s why it’s been suggested to acquaint your pet with the kennel before relocations. Higher the association of pet with the kennel, lower will be the trouble during relocation. A professional pet moving company not only help one with moving their pets along but also takes care of the basic yet crucial details such as tranquilising details which are a must and should be affixed to the container. One can find essential details, such as time at which tranquiliser was given, type of sedation, dosage and estimated durations for tranquilising.

Apart from this, proper feeding and watering requirements should be kept along with kennel. All the necessary feeding instructions should be affixed to the container along with the supplies at the outer top side of the container.

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A professional pet moving company not only help one with moving their pets along but also takes care of the basic yet crucial details. Pixabay

Why should we use a kennel?

  • Reduces travel anxiety.
  • Prevents injuries to the pets.
  • Maintains the supply of food and water.
  • Prevents any kind of littering inside the vehicle premises.

Get all your documents in order

Make sure that you have all the sets of required documents. The set of required documents will be of rabies vaccines and other vaccinations documents, a letter from your vet allowing the pet to travel, certificates satisfying the pet norms of the desired place is crucial. It is also essential to keep in mind that sufficient information and arrangements regarding quarantine and delivery are also mentioned. Also whether or not the pet is accompanied with an attendant and whether or not the “Live Animal” Label has been correctly identified and attached with the pet’s document & kennel.

Know where your pet will be on running day

Make sure you microchip all of your animals during your last vet visit if they aren’t already chipped. Have all ID tags, collars and leashes accessible on the move-out day to put on your pet on surveillance mode. Keep their food, toys and beds available so you can set them up easily once you get to the new house. Along with checking for anything in the house that you left behind, make sure you count heads before you leave, including kids and pets.

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After moving day, don’t let pets roam around the neighbourhood until they are acclimated

Ease your pet into the new house by familiarizing it a little bit. Place their common items in the places they’re used to – bowls, litter boxes, scratching posts. For example, if their bowls were in the old place in the kitchen, keep the bowls in the kitchen in the new place. When their litter box is inside the toilet, put it in the new place in the kitchen. Also, don’t let your pet to roam in the surrounding until they get familiar to everyone. (IANS)

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Petveda: Ayurvedic Care for Pets

Ayurveda's benefits, a new petcare line is bringing age-old wisdom to pet products

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Care for pets is very important and that is why Petveda aims at Ayurvedic care for pets. Pixabay

BY SIDDHI JAIN

The pet grooming industry is booming, and as the world is reawakening to Ayurveda’s benefits, a new petcare line is bringing age-old wisdom to pet products.

“We eat organic, wear ethically made clothes, support local brands, and recycle waste. We are living in a conscious world,and are super happy about it. But there is one very important part of our life that still needs that all-natural touch. Our pets!

“We have so thoroughly brought a healthy shift in our lives, but then, why do we keep our pets away from the benefits of organic infused goodness?” says Dhruv Kumar, who founded Petveda, following an ayurvedic skin and care line run by his father.

His is a family of pet lovers, and currently has seven dogs. A he says, “caring for your pet is a great joy!”

“Petveda, was my father’s vision, as he was a firm believer in the healing properties of ayurvedic herbs and always felt that ayurvedic herbs would be extremely beneficial for pets as well,” Kumar told IANSlife.

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We have developed each formulation and product using ayurvedic extracts and essential oils, based on studies of properties of plants, herbs and other natural ingredients as laid out in the ancient scriptures of Ayurveda, he added.

As modern pet parents continue to seek out only the best for their pets, Kumar feels they have become a “lot more aware, sensitive and conscious towards good care of their pets”.

How does Petveda help?

“In the past, humans used their own shampoos on their pets under the false belief that it’s all the same. The pH level of a pet’s skin is much lower as compared to that of humans. Even baby shampoos are too acidic for a dog’s skin.

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“The other problem which we felt of utmost concern was the usage of pet shampoos or grooming products that contain harsh chemicals. Petveda was created to solve day to day issues of our four legged family members. of the pet or the environment as a whole. (IANS)