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Follow these 9 easy steps to regularly conduct an at-home health check for your dog. Assess their overall health-condition and know if you need to see a vet.
These simple recipes will allow you to feed your pet dog or cat even when packaged pet food is not available during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Caring for Strays during Lockdown: How and What to Feed the Stray Animals around you during the COVID-19 Curfew
With fewer restaurants open and less food waste being generated, the stray animals need our help to survive this difficult period.
Due to the widespread COVID-19 pandemic, a nationwide lockdown has been enforced in India. Here’s an update on DawgieBowl services during this curfew.
COVID-19 Crisis Action Plan for Pet Parents: Preparing Your Pet and Yourself for the Coronavirus Pandemic
The COVID-19 Crisis Action Plan is a contingency plan to prevent your pet dog or cat from starving or abandonment while you are quarantined or hospitalized.
Managing your pet’s basic and special needs during COVID-19 lockdown is important to ensure that they’re healthy and safe during the global health crisis.
COVID-19, first detected in 2019 in Wuhan, has now infected over 2.7M people and 5 pets worldwide. Is your pet dog or cat at risk too? Read on to find out.
Diabetes is an endocrine disease caused by a defect or malfunction in the body’s sugar metabolism that leads to high blood sugar in pets. Here’s more.
Cancer in Pet Dogs & Cats is a harsh reality. 2 out of 3 dogs around us suffer from Cancer. Learn more about types, causes, symptoms & treatment of pet cancer.
Here are our top Diwali gifting ideas for dogs. From healthy food, earmuffs to essential oils – everything you can get your pet to make it a happy festive season for everyone.
Obesity is a nutritional disease that affects most pet dogs and cats. Here are 7 most common Indian dog breeds that are susceptible to being overweight.
Obesity is a nutritional disease characterized by excessive body weight. Pets that overeat & don’t exercise often gain weight. This leads to many diseases and affects the quality of your pet’s life. Here’s more on obesity & weight management diets for pets.
Puppy mills breed pedigree puppies for sale using inhumane methods. The pets are subjected to cruelty, poor hygiene & medical care. Here’s everything wrong with backyard breeding.
Heat Cycle: Understanding Estrus Cycle in Pets, Caring for a Dog or Cat in Heat and Identifying Signs of False Pregnancy
Heat is a series of hormonal changes in the body of a female dog or cat that prepares them for reproduction. Here’s everything about pets in heat.
A dog’s love is unconditional and pure. You and your dog may not speak the same language, but you’re no less than buddies. Here’re 8 reasons why dogs are man’s best friend.
Monsoons bring itchy skin, infections, pests and water-borne diseases for people and their pets. Here are 8 simple tips to have a pet-friendly monsoon.
Apple Cider Vinegar has many health benefits for your pet dog or cat. Skin, Digestion, Bones, Muscles & Hygiene, here’s the complete list.
The Ultimate Guide to Ticks: Tick-Fever and other Tick-Borne Diseases, Removal & Tick Prevention in Dogs and Cats
Dogs and cats pick up ticks often. We explain how to get rid of ticks effectively, tick fever and other tick-borne diseases & natural ways to prevent ticks.
Yes, dogs and cats can eat mangoes. But with some precautions. Feeding your pet too much mango at once can lead to health problems. Read on to know more.
Kitten care made easy. From kitten-proofing your home to cat food, litter training, kitten vaccination, grooming and more, everything you must know.
The Ultimate Disaster-Preparedness Guide for Pet Safety, Emergency First-Aid & Evacuation Tips for When Disaster Strikes
Disasters hit without warnings. Our pets and other animals are affected the most by these. This guide can save your pet’s life when calamities strike.
Watermelon can be a refreshing summer treat for your dog or cat. They hydrate your pet and charge them with vitamins. Here’s why to feed watermelon to pets.
Losing a pet dog or cat is a devastating feeling. For pet parents, there’s no bigger loss. Here’s why it hurts so much, and what you can do to feel better.
Specially-abled pets, or pets with disability are just as adorable as any other pet. We bring you stories from families who parent disabled pets.
Preparing for your dog’s death, pet hospice care, and euthanasia. End of life care for pets, burial or cremation services and grieving the loss of a pet.
Summers are difficult for dogs. Here are 6 handy tips to keep your pet dog cool in the heat of summer. Summer care for dogs, simplified.
Summer sun scorches everyone. Stray dogs, cats, and other animals – most of all. Here are some simple tips to help stray animals this summer season.
Dog Aging Chart: Calculating your Pet’s Age in Dog Years, Life Expectancy & Age-Related Problems in Dogs
Estimating your dog’s age helps you understand his needs, prepare for old-age diseases and provide age-appropriate care to your pet. Here’s how you calculate.
Puppy care made easy. From puppy-proofing your home, to puppy food, potty training, puppy vaccination, grooming and more, everything you must know.
Holi is a difficult festival for pets. The colors & some of the sweets served may be toxic for dogs & cats. Here’s how to enjoy a pet-friendly Holi.
Feeding a picky or selective dog could be really challenging. Here’s why your pet is choosy about their food, and how you can feed a fussy dog.
When buying pet food, don’t compromise by blindly selecting the popular brand. Here’s a guide that will help you make a calculated decision.
Your pet’s food must be nutritionally balanced & biologically-appropriate. Here’s how a healthy & complete diet for your dog or cat must look like.
Spaying or Neutering your pet may have a series of health benefits and risks involved. Here’s everything you must know about sterilizing your dog or cat.
Dental health is an important aspect of your pet’s well-being. Here’s how you can ensure perfect oral hygiene for your dog or cat.
We all know how healthy oats are! But, are they equally good for our dogs and cats? Here’s everything about oats, their origin and nutritional benefits to pets.
Human toothpastes contain a substance called Xylitol that’s toxic for dogs. Here’s more on xylitol toxicity in dogs and how to save your pet from poisoning.
Confused whether bread for dogs or cats a good choice? From gluten intolerance to gastrointestinal problems, here’s why you should never feed your dog bread!
The animal welfare laws in India protect pets, strays & their caretakers from exploitation. Here’s a list of all legal remedies to prevent cruelty to animals.
Wondering whether carrots for dogs or cats are a good choice? From its origin to nutritional benefits, here’s everything you needed to know about this vegetable before feeding it to your pet!
Dogs love to walk! From sensory stimulation to socialization to exercise, walking your pet has several benefits. Here’s everything you must know about walking your dog.
Are beans safe for dogs and cats to eat? Read everything related to feeding your pet green beans as their new and crunchy treats and how amazing they are for your furball’s health.
Wondering if your pet dog or cat can enjoy cauliflower and broccoli? Here’s everything you must know about these vegetables and the impact they make on your pet.
Finding a dog trainer for your pet may be nerve-wracking. With so many options available, the choice is never easy. Not to mention, the risks of ending up with the wrong trainer.
Indian Pariah Dogs or the Desi Dogs are the oldest known primitive & aboriginal dog breeds in the world. Let’s look at what makes the INDogs the perfect pet for every household.
Have you noticed how your dog barks in different situations? Barking is one of the ways dogs communicate. Here is how you can translate different types of barking.
Winter is here, and so are the holidays. While humans leave no stone unturned in being completely festive ready, here are some Christmas-ready doggos to get you in the mood.
Have you been feeding your pet dog or cat Chicken and Rice for the longest time? Read more on rice, its nutritional build-up and how it affects your pet.
If you’ve considered adopting a pet instead of buying one, we’re already so proud of you. But if you’ve had second thoughts, here’s why we think #AdoptDontShop is the best!
INDogs, better known as the Desi Dogs, are complete rockstars & we just can’t get over them. Even though we hate to discriminate our dogs, pedigree or mutt, Indies have a special place in our hearts.
German Shephards are among the most popular, yet one of the most feared dog breed in India. Thanks to their smartness, agility & drive. Here’s everything about this herding dog.
Think you’re suffering from the crazy cat lady syndrome? Here are 9 signs that prove you are. From too many cat photos to no black outfits, how many do you display?
Are almonds good for dogs? Can my cats eat almonds too? Find out more about the nutritional content, benefits, and threats this super nut poses on your pet here!
The festive season fills everyone with joy and happiness, except our dogs and cats. Diwali is a stressful time for our pets. Here are 7 ways, you can celebrate a pet-friendly Diwali this year.
Our dogs are our precious little possession. Their toys are theirs. It’s adorable to see our pets loving their favorite toys. Here are 7 cutest dog-toy pairs from Instagram.
Here’s Why Your Pet Must Never Eat From Your Plate: 10 Human Foods that are Toxic for Your Dog or Cat
You and your pet may share the love for food, but you must not share your food with them. Here are 10 common human foods that are toxic to dogs & cats.
Pet boardings are a stressful experience for your dog or cat. To relieve their anxiety, and yours, here’s a guide on how to pick the best boarding for your pet.
Healthy pet food for your puppy or kitten can bring outstanding changes to your pet’s health. Read on to know how you can change your dog or cat’s life by opting for a healthy diet for your pet.
Your dog or cat’s poop can tell you volumes about their digestive health and the quality of food they’re eating. If you think your pet has a poop problem, this article is for you.
Smiles are proven remedies to make your day better and Dawgie smiles are the most potent form of them! Here are our favorite smiling dogs from Instagram.
Repeated vaccination & over-vaccination has serious health risks for your pet dog or cat. It doesn’t make vaccines any less important for your pet, only makes it more important to pay attention to detail.
The vaccination schedule for your puppy or kitten has probably been the most confusing and stressful aspect of pet parenting. No more! All questions about your dog or cat’s vaccines answered.
Rabies or the Mad Dog Disease is a lethal viral infection that’s caused by dog or other animal bites. Rabies has no cure; but this article can save your life.
Are cashews for dogs and cats a good choice? Know more about the nutritional build-up and health benefits of cashews and the precautions needed to be exercised before feeding them to your pet.
Caffeine toxicity in pets; what to do if your pet accidentally consumes Coffee and more on why Coffee is toxic for dogs and cats.
Vegetarian families often prefer to choose veg dog food options for their pets. But is a vegetarian diet safe for your dog? Read on to find out.
Planning a trip with your pet? Here’s a guide to traveling with your pet dog or cat by air, rail, and roads in India and tips for a smooth and safe journey.
Everything you need to know about dogs in one place. Find out how dogs became what they are today and learn how to decide the right pet for you! Read on.
Wondering if your dog or cat could indulge in your cheese adventures? Lactose intolerance, obesity, high-fat content, salt in Cheese, and all other questions answered!
Wondering if Roti is bad for dogs or cats? You should definitely read how it is gradually leading to cancer in your pet & why you should never feed him Roti.
Dogs have done a lot more on the big-screen than just being side-kicks to superstars. Here’s our list of Top 10 Indian Movies where dogs stole the show.
10 life lessons we can learn from dogs. From giving priority to food to always greeting friends with love, everything we’ve learned from pets over the years!
Potatoes are rich sources of Vitamin K and carbohydrates, here’s why and how you could feed your pet Potatoes, the right way.
From being the best secret keepers to constant suppliers of love and positivity, here are 10 reasons why you couldn’t have asked for a better sibling than your pet!
Not sure if Corn is safe for your pet dog or cat? From corn allergies in pets to what causes them, here’s why you need to keep that corn out of your pet’s sight!
Babies with dogs are adorable! But it’s important that you introduce your dog to your newborn baby with caution. Here’s how to make sure they become best friends.
Learn about your Labrador Retriever’s origin, personality, medical issues, nutrition, exercise, grooming and a lot more about their breed. All about Labs!
These dogs beat the odds to change the history of our country. Read about the brave dogs who risked their lives to protect our freedom.
Low on sugars & fats, loaded with essential vitamins and hydration, Strawberries are great for dogs and cats. Here’s more about the fruit and its effect on pets.
Your dog isn’t completely colorblind. He can distinguish between blue and yellow; not green and red. Here’s why, and everything else about your dog’s vision.
Wondering if you can give your pet dog or cat apples? Apples are pet safe & benefit your pet’s bones, teeth, and coat. They’re great for diabetic pets too.
We have compiled a list of World leaders and their pets, and we pawmise you, it’s absolutely adorable!
Every question about the pug dog breed answered on one page. Learn about your pug’s origin, history, personality, temperament, diseases, nutrition, exercise, and grooming.
Muskmelon’s benefits for your dog or cat are boundless. From keeping them hydrated to supplying them with loads of vitamins – muskmelons are great for pets.
It’s impossible to imagine a life without dogs. Dogs have played every part in our lives, friends, siblings, therapists, and soulmates.
Bananas are great for your dog or cat. They relieve constipation; the vitamins & minerals in them help with skin, bones and boost your pet’s immune system.
Coconuts are safe for your dogs & cats. Coconuts contain fats, dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants that make it a super-food for your pet.
Parenting a Beagle boy or girl? Here’s everything you need to know about this quirky dog breed that’s always bubbling with energy.
If your dog or cat needs a natural boost to his digestive health, papaya is the way to go. Natural papaya is a great belly savior for your pet.
Chocolate Can Kill Your Dog or Cat – Here’s Everything You Must Know About Theobromine Poisoning in Pets
Theobromine in chocolate is fatal for your dog or cat. Chocolate poisoning is one of the most common toxicities in pets. Here’s everything you must know.
Who doesn’t like birthdays? It’s double the fun if the birthday boy is also the quintessential good boy! Here are 9 dogs having the most fun birthdays ever!
The quantity of hair that your dog sheds can say a lot about their health. It is a well-known concept that normally, healthier dogs shed less.
Fruits are great at keeping your dog hydrated. Here are 6 summer fruits for your doggo darling to beat the heat this season, stay hydrated and shine!
Shedding is a natural process for dogs to get rid of old and damaged hair. Even though all dogs shed more or less, here are 7 least shedding dog breeds.
DawgieBowl lists down its top Underdog Teams to watch out for during the FIFA World Cup 2018. #worldcup2018
The chill season is here! It’s the perfect time to dim down the lights and snuggle into a corner with your pooch. Here’s a list of 13 movies which we believe are a must watch for the dog lover in you.
I’m not writing this letter to tell you that your last prank call was severely unempathetic and insensitive. I’m sure you already know that by now. I doubt if you understand where you went wrong, though. Let me help.
They are easily domesticated, friendly with kids and the elderly in the house. The retrievers, as their names suggest ‘retrieve’, in the by gone era, game and now the toys! They were bred to herd cattle to the fields and back; and were also trained to ward off the wolves.
We need to groom our pets for the same reasons we groom ourselves – why we trim our hair, clip our nails, shave, bathe and change our clothes regularly. Of course we do it to look presentable, but there are greater benefits to grooming than we give it credit for.
Good food is indeed at the heart of good health, but making sure those calories find an adequate way to be spent is just as important for the health and happiness of your pooch. Priyamvada Shukla, a certified dog trainer & canine behaviourist at FineK9 talks about why it’s important for you to make that doggo run!
Rawhide treats start out hard, but as your dawgie chews on them, they become soft and eventually into turn into a lump of chewy, slimy piece of leathery bubble gum. At this point, they stop offering any dental benefit, and in fact, become a choking hazard. If your dog swallows a large piece of rawhide, it can get stuck in the esophagus or other parts of the digestive tract.
If you’re one of those several hundred Indians who are hoarding black money, here are some innovative ways of disposing off your stash, albeit earn some blessings and respect.
What’s Diwali if you couldn’t share a treat or two with your best buddy? So here are some simple DIY Diwali treat recipes for your pooch. They take under 15 minutes to make, from start to finish, and can be prepared in your kitchen microwave. They’re natural and nutritious, for the diet-conscious dawgies. What’s more? They’re hooman-friendly, so you can share them safely with your furry baby!
Winter is coming, and Westeros isn’t the only place where there’s much to prepare for. While winters are considered a healthy season overall, there are some key things to ensure our dawgies are energetic and agile even during the freezing cold temperatures.
Is your dawgie shedding excessively? Do you often see your dawgie scratching or licking his coat? Does your dawgie get dandruff, rashes, cuts, and abrasions on his skin? Has your dawgie been infested with ticks, fleas or other parasites? If you’re a pet parent, you have experienced at least one of these at some point. Itching, scratching, or licking are the most common indications of a skin disorder and has possibly troubled every dawgie once or more times in his or her lifetime.
Gluten is a protein that is found mostly in wheat but is also present in other cereal grains, including rye, barley, oats and buckwheat. It actually is a crude mixture of two other proteins, gliadin and glutenin. It is the gliadin part that people react negatively to. When flour is mixed with water, gluten forms a sticky cross-linked network of proteins, giving elastic properties to dough, helping it rise and keep its shape and often gives the final product a chewy texture. The name gluten is derived from these glue-like properties. (Gluten means “Glue” in Latin).