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Dog Facts… Did you know

Dog Facts… Did you know?

Just in case you’ve got a trivia night coming up, or you like learning something new every day we thought we would share a few fun dog facts.

  • Newfoundland Dogs have a water resistant coats and webbed feet. They were bread to haul fishing nets and to help rescue drowning people.
  • Dogs noses are wet to help them absorb scents. Dogs will lick their noses to sample the scent through their mouth. Dogs sense of smell is 10 000 to 100 000 times stronger than humans.
  • Dalmatian Puppies are born with white coats and develop their spots as they age.
  • Chow-chow pups are born with pink tongs; their tongs turn black at 8 to 10 weeks of age.
  • Ever wonder how on earth your dog can stand to eat some of the things he or she does? Dogs have around 1 700 taste buds, while
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Record Breaking Canines

Record breaking Canines.

All the dogs we see at Paddington Pups are extraordinary and very special and it got us thinking of dogs who have made the record books for being extra extraordinary. Thanks to Guinness World Records (http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com) we found a few which you may find interesting too;

  • The Largest dog walk in the world involved 22, 742 dogs in the UK in 2011 – do you think we can top it?
  • Super Sit in 2005 was the World’s largest simultaneous dog Stay and involved 627 dogs.
  • Cinderalla May, a Holly Grey, holds the record for highest jump at 172.7cm – how tall is your fence?
  • The largest litter of puppies is 24, to a Neopolitan Mastiff in 2004.
  • A poodle named Chanda-Leah holds the record for biggest repertoire of tricks, 469 different tricks, including playing the piano.

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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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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
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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.

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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.

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Choosing the right bone for your dog and how to let them enjoy one safely.

The article was written for us from Jenny at the Complete Pet Company, Jenny produces one of the best raw food in Australia and probably the world for dogs and cats. Jenny also has a great range of consumable bones which we stock along with the raw food at Paddington Pups.
If you have any other questions about the food or bones please feel free to contact Jenny on 07 3855 3555 or [email protected]

A bone a day keeps the vet away
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 a cats and dogs are about as real as it gets. Bones are necessary , they not only clean teeth, they provide nutritional value of calcium and cartilage, they create muscle work for the jaw, ... Click here to read more....

Essential Oils for Dogs

 

Essential Oils are an aromatic, naturally occurring chemical component of plants that are usually extracted by distillation. Through Lab testing of these chemicals constituents has led to an understanding of their benefits and in recent years interest in therapeutically blended essential oils for Canines has increased.

 

Please note if using Essential Oils on your dog it is important that the oil are therapeutic grade so as not to cause harm to your dog.

 

You will often be able to smell therapeutic oil diffusing at Paddington Pups. If you are interested in getting therapeutic grade essential oils we can facilitate this process for you.

 

Listed below are some essential oils which are safe for your dogs and what they can be used for.

 

Bergamot – Antifungal, soothing and excellent for ear infections caused by yeast or bacterial overgrowth.

 

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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....

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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