You have got a pet animal at your home. You wish to give it the best care in return of unconditional love that the pet has for you. Here are nine useful and informative sources for India based pet owners.
Recreation For Pets
The summer months as well as holiday season are approaching. You are planning that well deserved grand holiday travel with your family. You wish to take a splash in the pool to escape the scorching heat.
So do only human beings feel the heat of the summer? Or do only human beings need a change from the routine? Well even animals are no exception. Have you thought of your pet dog or cat?
1) The Peppy Paws: Those of you who are in and near Pune, Maharashtra, check out The Peppy Paws, a resort for pet dogs and cats.
The resort keeps conducting many events related to pets. The resort offers many services such as boarding , old age home, critical care for pets. Check out their website. The website has a rich blog as well on pets' care.
Pets' Care Magazines
2) Dogs and More: There are overall lesser number of magazines dedicated to pets’ care, especially pets' care, as applicable in Indian conditions. Dogs and More is one such magazine. The magazine is kind of "know the world of pets" in all respects.
It has breed introduction articles, interview of kennel owners, news about dog shows, interviews of proud pet owners, news snippets about pets and animal kingdom all around the world. The magazine is available for subscription and in online format onMagzter. The magazine’s own website is http://www.dogsandmoreindia.com/
Television Shows on Pets Care
3) Heavy Petting: NDTV Good Times. This TV channel used to run a popular TV show called “Heavy Petting”. However, some excellent videos of the show are available on their YouTube channel NDTV Good Times with video titles starting with “Heavy Petting”.
They have episodes dedicated to a particular dog breed, some of the episodes are dedicated to a location- Goa, Sri Lanka, etc. Majority of the episodes are about passionate pet lovers and pet owners including celebrity pet owners. Happy watching!
4) Pet Care on DD National ( Saturdays 5:30 PM)
Dr Sud and Dr. Sharma participate in this show. The format of the program is, viewers ask questions about health or other problems their pets are facing and the guest doctors guide on the solution or treatment.
The program also shows intermittent clips of various breeds of dogs and other pets Viewers can submit the videos of their pets if they have any special video of the pet activity such as dog playing with family etc.
You too can make a use of this show to ask your questions about your pet and know solutions to general problems pets face.
Useful India Based Pets' Websites
5) Kennel Club of India (KCI)
It is the official website of Kennel Club of India. They have good information like what one should ask the breeder while adopting a pet and the calendar of KCI events such as dog shows throughout India.
One good thing you realize is you can register your dog with KCI, even if it is not a pedigree dog.
The KCI website has addresses and contact details of all regional kennel clubs in the country.
6) DogSpot.in: It is a very largely followed pets' website in India. This website is mainly for online ordering of pets’ supplies such as pet food, pet grooming products, leashes and toys and much more.
The website has many useful articles such as tips for making dog food at home, fresh food tips for a healthy dog and much more. The website has a very interesting feature of suggesting dog names based on breed and gender of your dog.
The website has several articles on grooming, training, traveling with dogs and much more. All in all, a very good source of information about dogs.
7) Petsworld.in-: This is one more popular pets’ website. This website is also mainly about pets’ food, toys, grooming products, dog cages and beds and many more pets' items for online ordering.
Additionally, this website too has many useful blogs and articles about pets. This is another very good source of dog supplies and information about dogs.
Mobile Apps for Pets' Care
Finally, can any discussion be complete about anything without discussing, mobile apps. associated with any topic? While there are hundreds of mobile apps. about dogs and pets' care, we give some useful ones from Google Play Store that you can immediately make use of-
8) Dog Breeds by Wisteria Stone Soft
This app. has family tree of dogs. The app. seems to be in continuous evolution as it has very recently added 4 new dog breeds to its directory.
9) Dog Health by Luca Biasotto
This app is about keeping all relevant details of your dog’s health parameters such as weight, date of birth, vaccinations, medications. It has a paid pro version as well.
These are of course just two of the many mobile apps. that dog lovers can download. There are apps for dog screensavers, dog’s noise ringtones, apps dedicated to a specific dog breed and many more.
Needless to mention, use all the information wisely. Take opinion of your pet’s vet before starting any new diet or training regime with your pet.
Take Your Pet With You on A Holiday Travel
Come holiday season and pet owners are in a dilemma. They want to enjoy holidays with their family. Their pet is also as much a member of their family as anyone else. However, the pet owners have nagging questions in their mind- how can I take my pet on a holiday travel with me? Especially in India, there had been lack of authentic information of pet friendly staying options and how to take care of pet during travel.
However, no more worries on this front. You now have answers to your queries and needs for taking your pet (a dog or a cat) on a travel with you. Visit CollarFolk, an innovative idea by Rukmini Vaish, who herself is a pet parent.
CollarFolk offers on their website a selection of pet friendly staying options, cab services for pets and other services such as names of breeders, day boarding options for your pets, veterinary services in the vicinity of your search location. CollarFolk also has informative blogs on its website to help you take care of your pet, mainly during travel.
Hope you have got all that is takes to get started in the exciting world of pets as a proud pet owner. Do you have something to share on your own experiences of pet care? Do let us know. Happy petting!