Tuesday, 4 December 2012

To Tyson my first four legged furry baby - Love you!


                         

I would like to introduce my firstborn, my furry baby Tyson. Its because of Tyson i had the idea of starting Peppy Paws Pet Resort.
Tyson is a handsome Black Labrador Retriever. He is 5 years old now. He is one of the most intelligent dogs i have ever come across. He knows about 40 and more commands. He Loves to swim and play fetch. He loves the basket ball or football. He loves the ball so much that he has also jumped of the moving car on the main road looking at children playing cricket nearby. He hates if any bird or any lizard or insect is sitting on the roof, he will be the first one to bark his heart out when he sees any of those in his area. He loves chasing birds. Chicken is his all time favorite but he loves mangoes, cabbage, milk, curd, eggs and everything i eat of-course :)
He loves the car rides. He wants to join us where ever we go. But he will never sit down in the car. He wants to stand in between both the front seats so his nose is right touching the front screen and he can see everything. My car front screen window will always have a nose art - courtesy Tyson :)
He is very emotional too whenever i am upset he would come and lick my face and put his paw on me just to say everything will be fine.
This is his way to say " I am Sorry " whenever he thinks he has made a mistake.

Tyson and me on our way for a holiday on the beach in Diveghar, konkan.
He loves the sea. In this pic here he is galloping in the water towards the sea the moment we are there.
My Tyson, the love of my life, a companion for life. Every second i pray to God to keep him healthy and fine all the time. I don't know what i would do without him.
Tyson is so intelligent he just checks something the way it is done and he tries to do it. Like he knows to open the gate on his own. Check this video to see the way Tyson opens the grill gate - you all will be amazed!! :) Love you my baby Tyson - Thank you for coming into my Life. :)
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" Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished. " - Dean Koontz.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Pets and Babies god sent angels

"The dog was created specially for children. He is the god of frolic."
    -Henry Ward

Most pet parents biggest concern is how will they manage once they have a baby in the house. One such example is of a beautiful and adorable dog at my kennel, he is with me since a couple of months only because his pet parents think that they will not be able to handle him and their new born baby. 
There are many people who abandon their pets as they think its the only option when they have a child. Its sad to know that they are advised to do so sometimes by their family elders and doctors who feel that the pets hair might pose a threat to the baby. But its really not their fault its just lack of knowledge and wrong advice given to them. 
This below article sourced from Time Healthland might help in removing certain myths and help in    getting a better understanding on to how to deal with pets and infants at that crucial point in time of your lives.
What do dogs or cats have to do with your baby’s risk of catching a cold? According to the latest research, they may help lower his or her risk of coughs and sniffles during the first year of life.
Reporting in the journal Pediatrics, researchers say that babies who grow up in homes with a pet — namely a dog or a cat — are less likely to get sick than children who live pet-free. The results bolster the notion that keeping infants’ environments overly sanitized isn’t good for their health. Previous research has linked the presence of pets with a lower risk of allergies among babies, while a recent study in mice found that exposure to household dust from homes with a dog prevented infection with a common respiratory virus that is thought to increase the risk of childhood asthma.
So, how do pets protect against these diseases? It’s not entirely clear, but researchers think that exposure to pet dander, as well as the microbes that pets carry into the home from outdoors, could prime babies’ still-developing immune systems and train them early to fend off assaults from common allergens and bugs, such as from animals or other bacteria and viruses.
“We think the exposure to pets somehow matures the immune system so when the child meets the microbes, he might be better prepared for them,” says Dr. Eija Bergroth, a pediatrician at Kuopio University Hospital in Finland who led current study.
Bergroth and her colleagues didn’t analyze the babies in their study for immune-system markers to verify the theory, but they hypothesize that the same process that may help kids steer clear of allergies or asthma may also explain why some infants can stave off colds better than others.
For their study, the researchers followed 397 children born in Finland between 2002 and ’05. For the first year of life, parents kept weekly logs of their children’s health, jotting down symptoms like coughing, runny nose and ear infections; they also noted when kids’ got prescribed antibiotics. The researchers found that babies who grew up in homes with pets were 44% less likely to develop an ear infection and 29% less likely to receive antibiotics, compared with pet-free babies.
Kids with dogs fared better than those with cats: Overall, babies who lived with a dog were 31% more likely to be healthy in their first year than babies without a dog; kids from homes with cats were 6% more likely to be healthy than those in cat-free families.
The fact that kids in pet-friendly homes got fewer antibiotics to treat respiratory infections is encouraging. Overuse of antibiotics is known to encourage drug-resistance in bacteria, making them harder to treat.
Bergroth’s study also underscores the importance of timing when it comes to pet exposure: so far, all the evidence suggests that early exposure to pets may be most helpful in lowering children’s risk of allergies and asthma. That’s because during the first year of life, babies’ immune systems are still learning how to recognize microbial friend from foe, and it could be that early training with low-dose exposures in the form of pet hair may be beneficial.
When it comes to colds and ear infections, however, Bergroth’s study found an interesting twist: kids with pets were healthier overall, but the health benefit appeared to be greatest in babies whose pets weren’t around as much. Those who had dogs who spent less than six hours a day inside, for example, had fewer infections than kids who grew up with indoor-only dogs. That suggests that when animals are allowed to bring in more dirt and microbes from outdoors, it helps strengthen babies’ immune systems faster. 
But despite the good news about pets, it’s probably not necessary to get a dog or cat if you don’t already have one. For one thing, some previous studies have shown that for children who may have a predisposition to developing allergies or asthma, living with a pet can exacerbate their symptoms. Bergroth also notes that her study focused on children living in rural or suburban areas of Finland, and that the microbes dogs and cats track inside in these regions may be different from those brought in by pets living in urban areas, where unsanitary trash bins or sewers can harbor bugs that may harm infants, rather than help.
Bottom line: you shouldn’t get a pet expressly to protect your child from colds, but you also don’t need to worry about getting rid of Fido out of fear that he may do harm by nuzzling up to your newborn.



Monday, 11 June 2012

As much as we humans love to eat tasty and different variety of food so do our pets. I have been feeding my four legged kids fresh homemade food daily and they really love it, rather than the expensive dry kibbles. Here is the most favorite recipe of my babies - Boneless chicken and vegetable porridge.
Its a very simple and easy to cook recipe but extremely yummy to eat for the babies.
Just pressure cook boneless chicken ( either boneless or bones can be removed after being pressure cooked ) and a few vegetables ( spinach, cauliflower, beans, beetroot ) with a pinch of turmeric.
Cook rice and mix everything together. While serving add either olive oil or cod-liver oil specially made for pets called youthful. Trust me after you feed this healthy and wholesome meal to your pets your day will be filled with wet kisses and wagging tails. :)
And to add variety in their food sometimes you can add paneer ( cottage cheese ) , soyabean nuggets or egg.

Sunday, 10 June 2012

This blog is all about sharing stories of my four legged babies. The unconditional love they have given me and continue to give. I am a proud mother of seven furry babies - Tyson,Myson,Sheeba,Indie, Bella ,Pari and Sinee. They share my life, my dreams. Also this blog will have anything you want to know related to pets and animals, Pet stories. I will be sharing home made pet food recipes which you can cook for your pampered pooches. Some interesting photos and topics related to pet health, pet care and services.