A Pet Dog – The Best Mood Enhancer


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Robin at 4 months

There’s a saying, “Once a dog lover, always a dog lover!” Dog fur on your carpet, the couch and bed you have to give up, and you can’t do anything without the pet’s interference! But you wouldn’t ever dream of getting another non-dog pet. It just not the same – too dull and boring. You will miss the crazy fun and unadulterated devotion. A pet dog is the best mood enhancer you can find.


At 2 years

If you are having doubts about getting a pet dog, here are some reasons why you should:

Unconditional love – That’s what a pet dog will give you. Who welcomes you home first even before the rest of the family? The dog knows you have reached before everyone else does. In fact, they worry and fret if the owner is late home! You won’t know the meaning of the word loneliness anymore.

Dinner time
Sharing dinner

Self-esteem – There’s an age-old phrase, “Dogging your footsteps!” This was obviously coined by someone who couldn’t go anywhere or do anything without the pet dog following at their heels. Life is hectic when there’s a dog around the place. When you are responsible for the wellbeing of the dog, you feel a sense of pride as the pet grows up to be healthy, strong and happy.

Smiles and laughter – A pet dog will make you smile whatever your mood might be, just by doing something comic! A dog understands that laughter is a positive reaction and will feel encouraged to get up to mischief!

My tub

Now it all depends on you, whether you want a over-disciplined, over-obedient pet dog or a hysterical-with-laughter kind. Dogs can be trained to some extent by offering treats for good behaviour, but their inherent personality will show in unguarded moments. Either way, just looking at your dog increases ‘Oxytocin’ in the system which is a “feel happy” chemical.

Helter skelter

Stress buster: Who’s the ever-ready companion for walks and outdoor activities? A dog will never say no. In fact, it is just the opposite! You just cannot miss your morning walk! Your dog is a God-made alarm clock and will lick your face till you get up and take it out for its morning rituals. A daily walk is good for you as well. It will improve the blood circulation and keep all the organs working in optimum condition.

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Improves immunity – You may buy the most attractive and comfortable bedding for your little “Whiskey” or “Moppet” but they will prefer your bed and worse, your pillow! Except for those who are prone to chronic respiratory diseases, this behaviour will be good in the long run. It will definitely sharpen your immune system because it is constantly bombarded by germs. In fact, surveys have proved that children who grow up with dogs are less prone to allergies and are healthier.

Empty soda bottle doubles as a toy

Prevents depression – With fresh air blowing on your face you can walk along watching your dog running helter-skelter for the sheer joy of life. A dog doesn’t need any particular reason to run around and be happy – just being alive is enough! When you are always in a good mood, it will prevent diseases like blood pressure, heart, insomnia, cholesterol, obesity, and even depression.


Social-emotional impact – Ever seen two dog lovers chatting? Their conversation is completely focused on their two pet dogs. Total strangers, after a chance meeting while walking their dogs, chat like old friends. A dog will improve the way you interact with others and will help you to form a subtle bond due to common interests – the dogs! Studies show that dog owners are more extroverted and social than cat owners.

To conclude

Dogs have a pack-mentality and therefore have a highly developed social mindset. Pet dogs steal your bed, sofa, food, leisure time, sleep time, and most importantly your hearts. So you love them whatever they might do! Have you wondered why there are therapy dogs but not therapy cats? That’s because a pet dog is the best mood enhancer.

Beauty And Health Benefits Of Indian Gooseberry

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In Ayurveda, the Indian Gooseberry (Amla) is used extensively in medications as well as beauty products. It is very rich in Vitamin C. It has an abundance of antioxidants, Vitamin B Complex, Calcium, Carotene, Phosphorus, and many other vital nutrients. It rejuvenates us mentally and physiologically like nothing else can.

The brain and nervous system, internal organs like heart, liver, urinary system, digestive tract, reproductive organs, from hair to feet; the Indian gooseberry has the capability of healing and keeping every part of your body healthy. It is known to even prevent cancer.


Wrinkles and age spots

Amla is a powerful anti-oxidant. It controls the level of free radicals and slows down the process of ageing. It prevents wrinkles and age-related blemishes.

Hair care

Most herbal shampoos-conditioners and herbal hair oils have amla as a main ingredient because it is rich in carotene and iron. It acts as a tonic and improves the colour, thickness, texture and strength of the hair. It also prevents premature balding by keeping the hair follicles nourished.


Consuming amla has manifold benefits:


With its plentiful Vitamin A, eating amla is a wonderful idea. It improves eyesight and prevents:

  • Myopia,
  • Cataract,
  • Night blindness,
  • Macular degeneration (age related).


Amla stops accumulation of plaque in the blood vessels, thus preventing strokes and cardiac arrest. It regulates free flow of blood and keeps all the organs working optimally.


How many foodstuffs have both calcium and vitamins C and D like the Indian Gooseberry does? This calcium-rich fruit slows down degeneration of bones, teeth and nails and keeps them healthy. The vitamins help in proper absorption of calcium.

Blood sugar

The chromium content of amla improves the health of the pancreas where insulin is produced. In fact, amla should be a part of our daily diet as a preventive or curative for diabetes.

Metabolic rate

Proteins are vital for cell formation. We may consume protein-rich food, but if it is not digested and absorbed properly we feel tired, listless and we age faster. With consumption of amla you will feel a new vitality without needing tonics.

Female reproductive organs

The Indian gooseberry works like magic where the female reproductive organs are concerned:

  1. Amla prevents menstrual cramps which can be very painful,
  2. it prevents infertility and consequent depression.

Urinary tract

Amla acts as a diuretic. It increases the quantity and frequency of urination, thus

  • It gets rid of toxins,
  • Prevents water retention and bloating,
  • Moderates level of salt in the body  and prevents high blood pressure,
  • Prevents excess accumulation of uric acid.

Dietary fibre

Being a fruit, amla provides the vital bulk to keep the digestive system working in perfect condition. Many of the health problems mentioned above are an indirect result of bad digestion.


The Indian gooseberry is like an astringent and has anti-bacterial properties. Regular intake of amla prevents frequent infections and improves immunity.

Considering the numerous beauty and health benefits of Indian gooseberry, it will be worth having every day to keep us young and healthy for a long time.