The Benefits of Fish Oil for your dog!

 

 

Omega-3 is very important in our dog’s diet and it plays a big part in how shiny and healthy our dog’s skin and coat is. The easiest way to give your dog omega-3 is by giving fish oil tablets, which you can buy from the supermarket or health food store. Normally dogs will just eat the capsule mixed in with their food but you can also pierce the capsule and squeeze the liquid out for your dog. The general dosage for giving fish oil to dogs is 1000mg per 10kg of dog. So by buying 1000mg capsules you can work out easily how many to give your dog.

 

Other fish oil benefits include:

 

> Healthy skin & glistening coat

> Decreased inflammation of joints

> Increased stamina

> Improved immune system

> Decreased shedding

> Adds moisture to dry, irritated skin and

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Keeping your dogs cool on the hotter days

 

 

Coming into January and February the weather can get extremely hot and humid. A lot of the time we can have trouble keeping ourselves cool so imagine our little fury friends. Unlike us, dogs only sweat from a very small area of their body and it’s their feet. Dogs tend to find it much harder to cool down than we do so why not do something for your dog to keep them cool during the hot months.

 

Splash pools: Getting a small tub or one of the half clam shells from Bunnings or toy stores is a great way to cool your pups down. On a really hot day fill it up with water and let your dogs have a great time splashing about and swimming. Even just getting out the hose and giving them a good soak will help them keep cool.

 

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Paddington Pups Dog of the month for March

Congratulations Vincent!

Vincent is a lovely French Bulldog that joins us here at Paddington Pups. He comes in to play with all of his Frenchie friends a few times a week and is always keen for a cuddle! Vincent has a big personality and we just love him!

Congratulations Vincent, we hope you enjoy your prize pack!

 

vinnie

 

Canine Cough

 

Just like children in a playground can catch a cold from their playmates, dogs can catch similar ‘ parasites’ when socializing with other dogs. There is however misconceptions and fears surrounding many of the most common of dog illnesses. One such illness is Kennel Cough; this is one of the most easily transmittable illnesses and one which is often greatly feared by dog owners.

Despite this, Kennel Cough is very similar to a human cold or flu and can be easily managed when the correct preventative measures are followed and treatment is issued. Kennel Cough is caused by a virus, which usually leads to a secondary bacterial infection. This virus is airborne and there for can be caught from the dog next door, when walking, socializing or in a new environment. Your vet can vaccinate against Kennel Cough and this should be done during your dog’s yearly C5 injection. ... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups Dog of the month for November

 

 

 

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Jack is a very handsome very loving 15-year-old Bison Frieze.

He has been attending Paddington Pups for over 2 years now. Jacks favourite things to do is eat treats from Lisa, follow Lisa around and hang out with his girl friend Lucy.

 

Jacks best friend at Paddington Pups is Oscar the little Chihuahua they hang out together all day in the grooming area with their best mate Lisa.

Hope you enjoy your prize pack Jack!

 

Yorkshire Terrier

 

Yorkshire Terrier

The Yorkshire Terrier is a small, toy-sized dog. The long, glossy coat is fine and silky and falls straight down on either side. The coat comes in a steel blue and tan color. The body and tail are blue and the rest of the dog is tan. Puppies are brown, black and tan.

The hair on the head is so abundant that it is almost always necessary to gather it in a band to keep from going into the dog’s food bowl and to give the animal maximum visibility. Some owners choose to trim the hair on top of the head.

 

The Yorkie is a good dog for apartment life. It is very active indoors and will do okay without a yard. The Yorkie is sensitive to the cold and prefers warm climates. They can live up to 12-15 years

 

Regular grooming is needed. A

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Kennel Cough

 

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Just like children in a playground can catch a cold from their playmates, dogs can catch similar ‘ parasites’ when socializing with other dogs. There is however misconceptions and fears surrounding many of the most common of dog illnesses. One such illness is Kennel Cough; this is one of the most easily transmittable illnesses and one which is often greatly feared by dog owners.

Despite this, Kennel Cough is very similar to a human cold or flu and can be easily managed when the correct preventative measures are followed and treatment is issued. Kennel Cough is caused by a virus, which usually leads to a secondary bacterial infection. This virus is airborne and there for can be caught from the dog next door, when walking, socializing or in a new environment. Your vet can vaccinate against Kennel Cough and this should be done during your dog’s ... Click here to read more....

Looking out for hot spots in the humid months of summer

What is a hot spot?

A hot spot is a localized area of skin that is inflamed and infected. The infection can be superficial or deep.

Moist dermatitis and acute dermatitis are other names sometimes used for them.

 

Also known as “Pyotraumatic dermatitis” these common skin lesions are usually caused or made worse by biting, licking or scratching an area of the skin or fur causing it to stay moist for a long period of time. Dermatitis means inflammation of the skin.

 

What signs should I look out for?

 

Small areas of inflamed skin, redness, scabbing, itchiness, irritation or hair loss (keeping in mind that sometimes hair can matt over the hot spot). These lesions can appear very suddenly and grow rapidly in hours.

 

What is the cause of a hot spot?

 

There are a number of different causes of hot spots occurring. It can

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Paddington Pups Halloween Dress Up Competition

 

Since Bree gets excited about Halloween, -VERY EXCITED!-

So we have decided to have a Halloween doggy photo competition.

 

Send a photo of your dog dressed up in a Halloween outfit to Paddington Pups via email (info@paddingtonpups.com.au) and the winner of best dressed pup will receive a 10 day doggy day care package valued at $320!

 

We very much look forward to seeing how scary you can make your pooch.

 

The competition cut off point will be 4pm,  Saturday 1st November, (the day after Halloween).

Paddington Pups Dog of the Month

 

 

Congratulations Titan!
Titan is our big, beautiful Great Dane who has been a regular attendee at Paddington Pups for the last 2 years.
He has come a very long way, from being a naughty dog to a lovely one, with the help of his mum and all of us at Paddington Pups .

Titan is always so excited to come into daycare and is extremely lovely to all the staff. He’s never afraid to give us a giant kiss in the morning!

His girlfriend, Soda, who is a fellow dog of the month winner is always so happy to see him and they play all day!
Congratulations Titan, we know you’ll also enjoy your prize pack!