Monthly Archive for March, 2010

Paddington Pups Easter Break

During the Easter period, Paddington Pups will be closed from Friday the 2nd of April and will re-open on Tuesday the 6th of April at normal time.

Thank you for your consideration during this break, and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on the 6th of April!

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Radical New Pet Law Proposal

Radical new laws being proposed by the RSPCA could punish dog owners for not walking their pets.

Under the legislation, they would have to regularly exercise dogs, ensure animals are not kept chained up and give their pets adequate food and water, News Ltd newspapers say.

If the proposal became law, dog and cat owners across Australia would face prosecution and fines of up to $12,000 for animal cruelty, and magistrates could consider jail in extreme circumstances.

Dr Hugh Wirth, head of RSPCA Victoria, is one of four experts the Federal Department of Agriculture’s welfare division has appointed to draft national animal welfare guidelines.

“The draft will tell people what they have to do rather than what they want to do,” Dr Wirth said. “The new standards would be regulatory, therefore a breach of the standards is a breach of the law.”

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A Healthy Home Made, Mealtime Munchie Dog Biscuit

Ingredients

–          1-2 tablespoons olive oil

–          50 g of frozen chopped spinach or ½ cup freshly chopped spinach

–          1 clove garlic

–          1 cup grated carrots

–          2 cubs fresh bread crumbs or rolled oats

–          900 grams ground beef or chicken

–          1 egg

Blend all the ingredients. Shape into a rounded oval and place in a ovenproof dish.

Bake 30 minutes at 180 degrees. Cool. Serve with rice or just as is.

Adding cottage cheese and chopped parsley is an option.

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How Often Should You Wash Your Dog?

Ever wondered how often you should wash your Dog?

The general recommendation is once every two weeks.  The reason for this is to make sure that the natural oils in your dogs’ coat are not stripped off the skin and out of your dogs coat.  If you do need to wash your dog more frequently because it likes to play in the mud for example, it is advised to use natural and PH balanced dog shampoos.

Paddington Pups uses only natural dog shampoos in its hydrobath, great for Dogs Like Joe with sensitive skin, Joe is pictured below in our Hydrobath.   Joe in Hydrobath

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Wonder what your Dog Gets Up to all Day at Paddington Pups Doggy Daycare?

The day starts with dropping off and greeting everyone.  This involves lots of tails wagging, barking and running around.  Then at about 9am when nearly all the puppy friends have arrived the walking starts.

Paddington Pups Dogs having fun at the Dog Park

Paddington Pups Dogs having fun at the Dog Park

We walk all the dogs either around the streets of Paddington and Milton, around Suncorp stadium, or we take some of the bigger dogs to the local off leash park, where they run and stretch their legs and in the case of this photo they play in the mud!

When they go down to the park they usually get to go with a whole team of dogs. If there is only one staff member going to the park 4 lucky dogs get to go, if there are 2 staff members up to 8 dogs get to go. When there is a big group of them, ... Click here to read more....

Did You Know…? Dog Facts

A dog’s heart beats between 70 and 120 times a minute, compared with a human heart which beats 70 to 80 times a minute.

Your dog’s regular body temperature should be about 38 degrees Celsius

A female dog carries her puppies for about 60 days before she gives birth.

The oldest dog in history, according to the Guinness book of World records was an Australian cattle dog. His name was Bluey and he lived to be 29 years old

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More Great Dog and Cat Treats

Have you had a chance to check out our new Dog and Cat treats in store?

You asked for them so here they are! We now have a huge range of treats suitable for both Cats and Dogs. Our new, extensive treats range includes:

  • Pigs EarsGreen Lip Mussles
  • Veggie Ears
  • Large Smoked Bones
  • Medium Smoked Bones
  • Lamb Bones
  • Lamb PuffsMinnow
  • Beef liver
  • Raw Hide of various sizes
  • Australian Chicken Breast
  • Australian Chicken Necks
  • Dried Tuna
  • Minnow
  • Green Lip MusselsPigs Ears
  • Shark Cartilage
  • Yoghurt Drops
  • Carob Drops
  • Pup Cakes
  • Fresh Baked Treats
  • Beef Sticks

Paddington Pups goes out of its way to make sure that as many of the treats supplied are Australian sourced so you don’t have to worry about contamination of treats using sub processing standards.

Our Pigs Ears, Pig Snouts, Chicken Breast, Chicken Necks and Green Lip Mussels are all products of Australia.

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New Sign In System

As you would know by now we have a new sign in system that was implemented mid February. We have tried to keep this as simple as possible so we don’t take up your time.

We made this so quick and simple, you should be able to sign in while we come to greet you and your puppy for the day.

We just found that sometimes in the rush of the drop off period that the occasional dog bath or request was getting missed.

So to make sure we don’t miss a request of any size, we now have a double check system that we can refer to during the day. Meaning that no dog shall go unbathed and every parent request can be looked after.

If you are unsure of the new system or have any questions please don’t hesitate to ask any of our friendly team.

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Paddington Pups March Dog of the Month Saffy

Saffy

Saffy Paddington Pups March Dog of the Month

Congratulations Saffy!

Saffy joins us regularly at Paddington Pups usually twice a week, sometimes more.  She is a beautiful Boxer as you can see in the photo.

Saffy is full of energy and really loves her trips to the local park, where she can really stretch out those long legs.

She has the typical boxer excitement.  Her whole body moves when she wags her tail and that tail wags a lot.

Best make sure you’re standing at a safe distance from that tail though, as I am sure she could cause some damage with it, because she is just so happy to see you.

Saffy is not a fan of strange men, which can make getting any repairs done at Paddington Pups very noisy. She is however very affectionate and loves lots and kisses and cuddles.

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