Plump Puppy – How to Tell if Your Dog is Too Fat

It is always hard to resist treating your beloved pet. You want to share your toast, your biscuit and your dinner with them plus give them a treat just because they deserve it.  Human food certainly isn’t always the best for your pet. Last issue we covered some things not to feed your dog.  Most people don’t even know that their pet is overweight because no one has ever told us how to measure a pet’s health and weight.

According to recent RSPCA studies, the number of obese pets is rising with 50% of Dogs and 40% of cats considered to be overweight. Being overweight can lead to some serious health issues such as

  • DiabetesPlump Puppy How to Tell if You Dog is too Fat
  • Pancreatitis
  • Liver Disease
  • Heat Intolerance
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Heart Problems
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Skin and General Allergies

So how do you tell if your dog or cat has weight issues?

There are a few simple checks you ... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups refer a friend program

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Firstly, we are so glad that you and your pup are part of the Paddington Pups family! We really enjoy seeing you all when you come in to the shop and we love having your dog come and spend the day with us in day care.

To recognise your loyalty and on-going support, we would like to expand our services to include your friends, family, work colleagues and acquaintances.

Since we believe in a win-win-win approach to business, we would like to reward you for referring your friends to us with a free day of daycare. Also, your friend would receive 50% off on their first day with us!

Simply grab some business cards from our front desk, put your first and last names (or your dog’s first name and last name) on them and give them to your friends.

The process to claim your well deserved gift is

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Paddington Pups dog of the month for April 2016 Congratulations Loui!

 

 

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Louis is a rambunctious, loveable Dogue de Bordeaux who is a regular daycare attendant here at Paddington Pups and has been coming since he was a tiny pup!

Louis is a little dog trapped in a big dogs body, he loves to have a cuddle and if he has the chance will climb onto your lap for even more affection! Louis has a wide variety of friends, big and small, and always has a blast here at daycare whether he’s playing with the dogs or cuddling up to the staff!

Congratulations Louis! We hope you enjoy your prize pack!

Celiac Disease In Dogs

 

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Celiac disease is gluten intolerance in animals. Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley and rye.  Dogs, like humans, can suffer from celiac disease. By consuming products containing gluten an abnormal immune response occurs which attacks the small intestine. If Celiac Disease is left untreated it often leads to malnutrition and severe damage to your pups digestive system.

 

There are several signs that can indicate that your dog may have Celiac Disease. It is important that you are aware of the signs as early diagnosis is the always the best way to control any disease.

These signs include:

  • Skin problems
  • Hair loss
  • Bumps or lesions (These lesions usually show up on the dog’s feet, head, neck, ears and stomach)
  • Itching, flaking dry skin
  • Secondary skin infections
  • Chronic ear infections

 

If your dog shows any signs of being a Celiac then you should consult you vet immediately.

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Dog Anxiety Jackets

 

 

The Thunder Shirt is a safe, effective and drug free anxiety solution for dogs.

Its patent pending design applies gentle, constant pressure on a dog’s torso and this pressure has an amazing calming effect for most dogs.

Pressure has been used to successfully reduce anxiety for many years for both animals and humans.

Examples including certain groups of dog trainers using pressure wraps for a wide variety of anxieties. Veterinarians use squeeze chutes when vaccinating cattle, and thousands of people with autism use pressure vests to relieve persistent anxiety.

Thunder Shirts are ideal for:

  • Fear of thunder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Barking problems
  • Car or travel anxiety
  • Crate anxiety
  • Reactivity
  • General fearfulness
  • Leash pulling
  • General training tool

Ask one of the Paddington Pups staff if you have any further questions or are interested in purchasing and trying a Thunder Jacket.

 

 

Pink Himalayan Salt for your Dogs

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You might have noticed the big craze at the moment over Himalayan salt and the amazing health benefits it has for us. From using it in food to drinking it in water and even using it as a deodorant stick or bath salts.

It really is amazing stuff! Lots of people don’t realize that it has just as good health benefits for our dogs.
Incase you aren’t aware here are some of the great benefits of pink Himalayan salt:
• Creates an electrolyte balance
• Increases hydration
• Regulates water content both inside and outside of cells
• Prevents muscle cramping
• Aids in proper metabolic functions
• Strengthens bones
• Lowers blood pressure
• Helps the intestines absorb nutrients
• Improves circulation
• Dissolves and eliminates sediment to remove toxins
Just remember that pink Himalayan salt is very different to table ... Click here to read more....

Is your dogs urine burning your lawn ? There might be a simple solution to fix it.

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This is something we hear about all too often from our clients. Why is my dog’s urine burning our lawn and how do I stop it?

Sometimes it can be something as simple as changing their diet or placing some dog rocks in their dog water bowl.

 

Here are a few reasons why your dog’s urine might be burning the grass.

Alkaline urine pH, nitrogen load, and high solute concentration of the urine (dehydration).

Dogs that are on a cereal based diet (most kibbles) or a diet high in grains and fillers will have a fairly high pH. Because of this their urine will burn the grass when they pee on it. Dogs that are eating a natural RAW diet made up of soft consumable bones and meat will have a lower pH which is ideal for a carnivore and will dramatically reduce burns ... Click here to read more....

The Paddington Pups Grooming Salon

 

The grooming section is a busy part of Paddington Pups Doggy Daycare all year round. This month I thought I’d take you through what the groomers do in a typical day and what our grooming guests get up to during their visit.

All of our grooming dogs are required to arrive between 7:00am and 8:30am. This hour and a half gives our groomers a chance to have a chat with owners and find out what kind of clip they would like for their dog. If an owner is unsure of what they want, the groomers can make suggestions as to what styles would suit their puppy.

Some owners wonder why we can’t make individual appointments (like a hairdressing salon would). We get all our grooming clients in at the same time so that we can pre-clip them all first. Pre-clipping involves a quick clip of the coat to ... Click here to read more....

A bone a day keeps the vet away!!

Guest Article By Jenny Golsby from the Complete Pet Company

Over the many years of producing the Complete Meal and recommending bones I am still amazed at the number of dog and cat owners that are concerned about feeding bones.
Bones to cats and dogs are about as real as it gets. Bones are necessary, not only do they clean teeth, they provide nutritional value from calcium and cartilage, they create muscle work for the jaw, they help bulk the stool to assist with anal gland problems as well as assist with stimulation to calm the carnivorous animal while chewing. Dogs and cats have a jaw and set of teeth that are designed to rip, tear and crunch. I find nothing better than watching my dogs lie in the sun and enjoy their bone, the whole bone.

Research tells us that periodontal disease effects around 8 out of every 10 ... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups Price Increase

Please be aware that Paddington Pups will be having a price increase for our daycare and grooming services as of January 1st 2016

We try to keep prices as low as possible and we haven’t implemented an increase for almost 3 years but as rent/wage costs increase we are forced to review and increase the prices of our services.
We have researched competitor’s prices and we will aim to remain under their prices, just as we are now.
We will be offering Day Care Package Deals 1 last time this year prior to this scheduled price increase. These deals will be offered at some point in November.