Monthly Archive for February, 2017

Heatstroke – Keeping your dog safe in Summer

While it is coming to an end, Summer is still in full force in South-East Queensland. Dogs and cats too, unlike humans, do not have sebaceous (sweat) glands and so cannot sweat to cool themselves down. This makes them more prone to overheating and developing heatstroke, which can be fatal if untreated. Heatstroke is a condition in which the body overheats for a prolonged time and causes failure of the body’s temperature-regulating mechanism.

Heatstroke can cause damage to lungs, organs, muscles, swelling of the upper airways, organ failure, bleeding disorders, permanent brain damage and even death if left untreated.

Dogs rely on panting to cool themselves down as it helps to lower their body temperature. Unfortunately, it is not as effective as sweeting, taking off layers of clothing (dogs coats are a little more attached than ours, even if your floors, clothes, and couches suggest differently), having a cold shower, ... Click here to read more....

February Dog of the Month

February Dog of the Month – CONGRATULATIONS LILY!

Lily is an 8-year-old Border Collie who has been coming to Paddington Pups on a regular basis for  8 years now.

She always enters day care with a lot of enthusiasm in the mornings and greets all of the staff and other dogs with a lot of love and happiness.

She has quite a few dog friends and gets along with them all really well regardless of how big or small, or young or old they are. Her favourite activities include asking for pats from the staff by putting her head on our laps and running around like crazy with the other pups.

Congratulations Lily! We all love you very much!

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Valentines Day and Pets

Valentine’s Day can be fun for you, your sweetheart and your pets but there are some things you need to be aware of to ensure you and your pets have a safe Valentine’s Day! Let’s face it even if you are enjoying singledom this Valentine’s Day; the day will probably still involve chocolate, and that is something you can’t share with your dog.

Flowers can make a beautiful Valentines present for your loved one but some flowers and plants can be extremely harmful to your cat or dog so when choosing bouquets stay away from the following: Lilies, Tulips, Chrysanthemums, Primrose, Carnations, Daffodils, and Oleander. There are quite a few others, and you can find the full list on http://www.1stinflowers.com/articles/poisonous-plants-for-dogs.html . Depending on the type of flower or plant ingested reactions can range from a rash to diarrhoea and vomiting, to convulsions and even death. Even if you aren’t expecting ... Click here to read more....

Team training at Paddington Pups

We’re always learning and honing our skills!

At Paddington Pups we believe highly trained staff make for happier, safer dogs and that is what we are in this business to make. Pet first aid training and dog trainer training is just some of the expertise we want the Team at Paddington Pups to have. In December we engaged in fire safety training to ensure that our team knows what to do in the event of a fire emergency. Knowing where fire safety equipment is located, how to use extinguishers, high-pressure fire reel hoses and evacuation routes were all important parts of our training. We will be completely honest though it was a bit of fun getting to play with learn how to use the fire extinguishers.

Several members of our team of Doggy Daycare Attendants attended Pet First Aid training with Toowong Family Vets during January.  This training ensures our ... Click here to read more....