Paws, ears and everything in between


‘tis the time for sun-basking and then sun-masking when it gets too hot—Summer is upon us! While we gear up for to battle the heat, let’s not forget our pets.
There is a lot you will need to take into account to ensure that the furry loves of your life (the love is that intense, isn’t it) are prepped for the intense heat of summer.


The sun is as inviting to our dogs as it is to us so who’re we kidding, they will have their way and get out because obviously the sun shines just for them, or so it may seem.
The checklist is simple: everything!


Picture the PowerPuff Girls brushing their hair—that’s how much you will need to brush their coat. Don’t let that intimidate you, just substitute petting time with brushing time.

  • Use wide-combed brushed for dogs with thick coats
  • A de-shedder would be useful as it is shedding-time!

What this does is:

  • Removes knots and tangles which they are prone to especially is swimming is on the cards
  • Ticks and fleas can be warded off


Before walking your dog on concrete or tar roads, touch the road with the back of your hand, if you can’t take the heat, neither can your dog. Avoid walking them on such hot paths or get them shoes.
Clip their nails and file them for all that outdoor activity will end up causing them pain
otherwise. Get a good pair of clippers always handy.

Tend to the Ears

Wipe the ears with a cotton swab or wipes especially in the case of dogs with bent ears, so that you avoid infection caused by perspiration or residual water.

What did you eat? Where did you go?

Ensure you pay close attention to their behavior and check their whereabouts lest they’ve eaten something untoward. Consult a vet immediately.

Check their fur, nose, ear and paws regularly for weeds and foreign objects as a result of all the rolling around they will be doing.

Summer Cut

While there is no necessity to shave your dog completely, just make sure of a trim until one of inch of fur. For the fur especially in thick-furred dogs greatly aids in maintaining body temperature and forms a great shield from the sun.

A very close trim might result in too much exposure to sun and may cause skin cancer.

Shower them with more than love!

Lastly, bathe them regularly, for it results in:

  • no matting of hair and lesser tangles—work that shampoo in
  • regularisation of their body temperature to a certain extent.
  • the obvious benefit of summer hygiene


Cats also need pretty much the same care as dogs but, you will need to take a bit more care.

Brush likes it’s nobody’s business!

Else, fur balls are going to be the bane of your summer existence. Sometimes to the extent of them causes digestion problems in your furry friend.

The key is to get that desired shine.

Bathing time woes

If your fur-ball is averse to bathing, use wipes so that you still have a squeeze-worthy, smooth-haired feline.

Universal Summer Mantras


Cats are prone to heat strokes, so ensure they are fed well and are hydrated. Dogs on the other hand fairly lesser. But make sure they are hydrated well. If the room temperature is still warm, use ice cubes or a chilled dish for water.


You can dress up your babies with summer shirts—both fashionable as well as a great barrier from the heat when you’re enjoying days out.

Summer’s for many spells V-A- C-A- T-I- O-N. Fret not, for you can always rely on a trusted pet boarding in your city. Unikorn, with the intention of offering pet parents all the means to care for their furry children, offers a list of services straight from grooming products, services to pet boarding services, even a pet limo service! Get around the city in your cab and have your pet follow you in a cab of its own!

Oh importantly, enjoy your summer and have your pet add to it. Head to Unikorn, for all the support you will need this summer to keep your pet comfortable.


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My Woofy Valentine – 8 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s With Your Dog


Lucky are those who have a four-legged, furry Valentine with a tail and a ‘bork’. Who said Valentine’s day has to be about two people? It is a celebration of love, and we believe that there’s no love purer than that of a dog. So if you are one of those fortunate ones who get to spend the day with your furry bud, then we say, make the most of it!

We are listing out 8 amazing ways to spend Valentine’s Day with your dog, and show him or her just how much you value having them in your lives. So here you go….

8 Ways to Show Some Pooch Love this Valentine’s

Spa Day

There’s nothing more relaxing, luxurious, and exquisite like a spa day out! However, there may not be places that offer ‘hooman and dog’ massage packages. So how about taking your pooch to the dog spa? Get him or her a lavish grooming session and some massive pampering.

If your dog hates baths, then you can just go for a grooming sesh. Some combing, clipping, trimming, and maybe a massage….it’ll make your pet’s day.

Treat Them

Whip up your dog’s favourite dishes, the ones that you reserve for special occasions like birthdays. There are plenty of stores that bake cakes just for dogs; that’s a good idea too. Or just bring their beloved treats from the pet store and watch their eyes widen in surprise as you unravel the ‘gift’.

Road Trippin’

Take a trip, just you and your pooch. Maybe a weekend getaway, far from the buzz and bustle of the city can help you both reconnect. Devote your time exclusively to spending time with your dog and getting some much needed peace in the process.

Look at locations with lots of space for your dog to run around and explore, maybe like a dog friendly beach or somewhere on a hillside. Anything that offers a lot of new places to sniff should do, really.

Retail Therapy

Another great idea is getting your dog something he/she will love. Like a soft bed, a chew toy, or a dapper jacket. It can be anything that your dog needs and will appreciate. Head to the pet store and check out what they have in store, or go online and browse the endless options.

Make a Scrapbook

This is more for you than your dog, but it’s a great way to immortalize your memories and show them off to anyone who’s willing, like every other pet parent! Click a lot of pictures together, or get the ones on your phone printed out and make your own scrapbook. Write down the hilarious things your dog does as a showcase of your relationship.

Matinee Time

Do you and your pooch have your own special movie? Why not download it or rent the CD and make an afternoon of it? You can make some popcorn, get yourself a nice glass of wine. And don’t forget your doggy’s treats. Everyone loves munchies during a movie!

Go For a Looong Walk

Dogs love nothing more than taking their own sweet time and taking a long, leisurely walk, taking in all the ‘sights and scents’ of nature. On Valentine’s, take your pet for an extra long walk. Maybe somewhere they love going, like the nearest hike trail or with the neighbors dog. Give the dog walker a holiday and enjoy this bonding activity with your beloved pooch.

Make a Donation in Your Dog’s Name

This is one of the best things to do on any day. Valentine’s Day is just a special-er occasion to honour and cherish your dog. Make a donation in his or her name to the local shelter. Maybe even visit with your pooch in tow, spend some quality time with the dogs who don’t have a forever home and family yet.

And just because we love dogs, here’s an idea for a Furry-tine’s day… a bonus.

Throw a dog party! If you have ample place at your residence, or know of such an area, preferably with a pool, then book it right away! Invite a few friends of your dog’s over and let them have a blast!

All you pet parents out there, don’t miss out on the chance to show your dogs just how much you love them this Valentine’s Day. To reiterate, there is no love as unconditional and pure as a dog’s. And even science doesn’t need to back that.

Tips & Guide To Hire A Best Dog Trainer For Your Dog

Pet Trainers In Bangalore

There really is nothing more enjoyable than watching a trained and disciplined dog. Dogs that are out of control can be potential threats if temperamental issues are not dealt in time. Disciplined and trained dogs on the other hand, will never be a source of threat to members of the family. Untrained pets can wreak havoc on clothing and footwear or any other object of interest, not to mention poor behavior in the presence of guests. Some of the best dog trainers in Bangalore have consistently trained dogs to high levels of discipline.

Training humanely

Training of pets should never involve force, or deprivation of its necessities. It needs to be conducted in a proper manner without harming the dog. Professional trainers at Unikorn Pet Services India possess the ability to take the dog into control without harming it or causing fear or anxiety. Celebrity trainers have shown time and again that patience is the key to training pets. Professional trainers are better equipped to train pets patiently, rather than members of the family who may have other tasks to perform.

Showpiece training

A pet is a wonderful companion and possesses the ability to showcase talents. Experienced dog trainers in Bangalore offer training to dogs for showcasing talent. Dogs that perform tasks on command are a treat to watch and also help to bond the owner and the pet better. It is a fact that owners just love to see their dogs obeying their commands and enjoy the experience of being with their pets. Pet owners can continue the showpiece training of professional trainers and hone the skills of dogs.

Training to remain restrained

One of the important aspects of training is the command to dogs to stay restrained. This is useful in controlling the behavior of the dog and preventing situations from going out of control. It is not only safe for individuals, it is also safe for the pets. A pet that follows the command of its master to “stay” will be out of trouble, and also not put others in trouble.