Leaf It Alone

Castor Bean Poisonous part: The entire plant but the seeds, especially are very toxic. Clinical signs: The poisonous principle in ‘Ricinus communis’ is ‘ricin’, a highly toxic protein that can produce severe abdominal pain, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive thirst, weakness and loss of appetite. Severe cases of poisoning can result in dehydration, muscle twitching, tremors, […]

Home Alone

Vacation time is over; will your dog miss you when you’re away at school? Another school year has started and as you pack your bags and prepare for tests, tuitions and homework give a thought to your doggy. After a summer of being spoiled with attention, he will miss you when you’re away at school. […]

Breathing Easy With Your Pooch!

Canine Behaviourist Shirin Merchant says, “Don’t let allergies come between you and your dog”. Here’s how… Porus loved dogs. Unfortunately, the boy was allergic to dogs and hence his parents could never get their ten-year-old son his own pet. Then one day, a friend showed them a newspaper cutting on ‘hypoallergenic dogs’. It suggested that […]

Ticked Off!

If you have ever owned a dog, it is likely that at some point you and your pet will be plagued by one of the most common vermin known to canines – the tick. These small, wingless, external parasites are blood-sucking pests that target not just dogs, but also other domestic pets, wild animals, birds, […]