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All You Need to Know: Bowen Therapy For Dogs - Interview with India's Only Canine Bowen Therapist

All You Need to Know: Bowen Therapy For Dogs - Interview with India's Only Canine Bowen Therapist

Increasingly, there are many issues and ailments for which conventional veterinary medicine (or allopathy) may not provide all the answers. Especially as age becomes a factor in our pets’ lives, issues such as arthritis take over and we may not always readily know how to tackle something for which there may not be an adequate treatment in allopathy.

Enter alternative therapies, such as Bowen Therapy. In tandem with veterinary visits and conventional diagnoses, such alternate, miraculous therapies really shine.

And while there are a couple of hundred Bowen therapists for humans in the country, Ms Nisha Jaggi has the distinction of being the only Canine Bowen Therapist in all of India. Here, Nisha joins us for a chat as we get to pick her brain to understand Canine Bowen Therapy, which is at the core of her practice as a therapist, and additionally, a little bit about her work and experiences with animal reiki, energy healing, laser therapy and Bach flower remedies.

Why should humans have all the fun - A guide to celebrating Holi with Dogs!

Why should humans have all the fun - A guide to celebrating Holi with Dogs!

Holi is right around the corner, and most of us await the festival of joy and colour with glee. Faces will again be awash in every imaginable hue and the streets will be full of the kind of vibrancy that only Holi can bring. People come together and exchange the usual, decadent Holi delicacies with cheer.

It's no wonder then that many of us also want to include our pooches in the festivities. Our furballs of love are such an important part of our world and we love celebrating anything and everything with them!

However, in the heady exuberance of Holi, it's important we still remember the fact that the things that are safe for us may not always be safe for our animal companions.

My Cat, Igor

My Cat, Igor

The doorbell rings and the first person to zoom across the door to greet his guests is Mr Igor. He will scan every guest by rubbing himself against them. Few questions will be asked in the form of meows and purrs. The ones under suspicion are nibbled and left with a warning. Only after the security check is done, the person is allowed an entry. Every person who has visited our house would testify to this kind of scrutiny by our purr-master, Igor. Mind you, this is rather difficult for the faint-hearted or non-animal lovers!!

My cat Igor, better known as @igorkooka, turned 4 recently. In human years, he is as old as me now.

Why you should never skip flea, tick and worm prevention for your furry friends

Why you should never skip flea, tick and worm prevention for your furry friends

I am sorry – this blog post full of itchy, wriggly things is probably going to make your skin crawl but it has an important message. Please don’t skip on flea and tick prevention and worming of your dogs and cats!

Parasites like fleas, ticks and worms may be small but they cause problems quite out of proportion to their size. They mean great discomfort for your pet and can be fatal in some cases. To add to the problems, some of the pests can cause severe illness and even death in humans.

How to housebreak or potty train your puppy if you live in a flat

How to housebreak or potty train your puppy if you live in a flat

If you are an engaged canine parent, then you probably already know this. Much like humans, no two dogs are the same in their behaviour and personality.

Yes, bringing a puppy home is a huge responsibility but it’s equally rewarding if you build this new relationship on a strong and solid foundation.

If you are a first-time pet parent or a pet parent to a new puppy then this article is for you.

Introducing your dog and your newborn – how to prepare your pooch!

Introducing your dog and your newborn – how to prepare your pooch!
Remember the day when he knew it before you had even bothered to check your HCGs (pregnancy tests)? Remember his cold nose over your belly trying to sniff something new inside? Remember his protectiveness, when he never left your side even when you went through the worst of your mood swings? Well, all those hard times did reap you a cute little bundle of joy that is going to light up your world like no one ever did.