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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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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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Dog of the Month for July

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Macii!

Maci is a 2 year old French Bull dog x Pug who has been coming to us for just over a year now. Every morning she arrives her mum and dad struggle to contain her excitement as she greets all of us at the door. Her favourite thing to do in day care is wrestle around with the other smoosh face dogs and chase the toys up and down the day care. We love having her in and hope she never leaves us!

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Hills Ideal Balance Product of the Month

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Coming from the same company that produces Science Diet, Hills have released their newest range of dog and cats food, Ideal Balance.

Hills Canine Ideal Balance Grain Free Adult Formula provides 100% natural optimally balanced Ingredients.

Combining lean proteins from natural chicken, carbohydrates from potatoes, this formula helps promote healthy digestion, boosts natural defenses and enhances coat shine and development.

The formula is enriched with balanced nutrients obtained from fresh chicken, vegetables, flaxseed, potatoes, cranberries and eggs.

You can pick up a bag of Hills Ideal Balance dry food in store at Paddington Pups starting at $26.95

 

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A Tribute to George the worlds Tallest Dog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Standing up on his hind legs, George the Great Dane stood at 7 foot and 3 inches making him the world’s tallest dog! He was a legend in his lifetime and weighing in at a massive 112 kg made his way into the Guinness Book of Records in 2010 not only as the world’s tallest dog but also as the tallest dog in the world EVER!

 

 

 

Sadly in October 2013, one month before his 8th Birthday, George passed away in in home in Arizona surrounded by his family.

 

Since Georges passing fellow Great Dane Zeus has taken the title as the Worlds Largest Dog who stands half an inch shorter than George did from feet to shoulders at 42 ½ inches.  Rest in peace giant George, hopefully the make kennels tall enough for you in heaven.... Click here to read more....

Czechoslovakian Wolf Dog

Czechoslovakian Wolfdog

 As its name suggests this beautiful breed of dog originated out of Czechoslovakia in 1955. They were the result of an experiment, which bred working lines of German Shepherds with Carpathian Wolves.

 The aim of the breeding experiment was to produce a dog that would have the temperament, pack mentality, and trainability of the German Shepherd but also the strength, physical build and stamina of the Wolf.

 The breed was engineered to produce attack dogs for use in military special operations by the Czechoslovakian Special Forces but were later also used in search and rescue, tracking, herding, agility, obedience, hunting, and drafting.

 The Czechoslovakian Wolfdog is very playful and temperamental and it learns easily. However, it does not train spontaneously; the behavior of the Czech Wolfdog is strictly purposeful – it is necessary to find motivation for training.

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Breed Test: Groodle

GroodleA Groodle is a designer breed crossed between a Golden Retriever and normally a Standard Poodle, although some breeders cross with Miniature and Toy Poodles to create miniature Groodles.

Groodles can be a high-energy breed that loves to socialise with both people and dogs. The cross was created so people could have a large breed dog that does not shed. Most Groodles don’t shed but it really depends of the ratio of the breeds crossed.

Groodles come in many different colours but are mainly single coloured with a possible white blaze on some, or white parts on their feet and face. The colours include; black, white, red, gold, cream, chocolate, dark grey and different shades of each.

Groodles will normally need grooming every 6-8 weeks depending on how much maintenance is done to the coat between grooms and the desired length of the coat.

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Breed Test: Samoyed

Samoyed 8T91D-02Samoyed’s were bred to work, hunt and protect their owners. Samoyeds are now bred to be used in sled teams.

Samoyeds have a tone of energy and need to be brushed daily to maintain their thick coat.

Samoyeds don’t need to be washed regularly a quick wipe with a cloth will remove any dirt.

Samoyeds are happy, fun loving and loyal to any family. Samoyeds would be suitable for someone who has time to give them enough exercise and brush them regularly.

Other then the Samoyeds coat being odourless, the coat boasts incredible insulation. So in extreme hot and cold weather the Samoyeds coat protects their body.

In regards to grooming experts advise against clipping the coat. Keeping Samoyeds cool during Australian summer is recommended.

Samoyeds are beautiful white dogs with a winning smile that no one can resist.

 

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Breed Test: Chinese Crested

chinese-crested4These hairless dogs will need little grooming but their skin will need moisturising daily to keep soft and supple.

 

They are alert, clever, and full of life and very family orientated. Cresties are normally able to make their own entertainment but they really just love to curl up besides their owner and be in their presence.

 

Chinese Crested’s are not aggressive in any way but they can make very good watch dogs. They will bark and let you know that there is an approaching stranger, they will not yap like other toy breeds though.

 

This breed can be pretty hardy but they can suffer from eye conditions. Note: these can be tested so only get a puppy from a breeder that has had these conditions tested.

 

Chinese Crested dogs are suitable pets for families that will allow them to live inside. They can become unhappy very ... Click here to read more....

Dog of Month Tux

Tux is a 3 year olTUXd, Boston Terrier that has been coming into daycare for about a year. He comes in two times a week to see all his friends.

 

Tux is full of beans and very friendly. Every morning he runs in and greets all the staff and every dog that arrives here at daycare.

 

Tux loves to run around and wrestle with another Boston Terrier named Chumpy who came from the same breeder only 2 years younger then Tux.

 

Tux also loves to play on the jungle gym with his other friends who include: Bonnie; Miniature Bull Terrier, Hudson; Westie and Harry; Cocker Spaniel.

 

Congratulations Tux we all know you will enjoy the treats in the prize pack!

 

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