Monthly Archive for May, 2011

Hydration and Your Dog

Just like us, dogs require hydration on a daily basis to survive. Although they drink and thermo-regulate differently, denying a dog of their daily requirement could do a lot of damage to their health. Each dog requires different amounts of liquid due to their body weight and daily exercise, so it’s important to educate yourself on their individual needs.

Many owners struggle to tell when their dogs are lacking hydration, as they show the effects of heat stress differently to us. Dogs lose liquid through their tongue, paws and nose which are all important indicators to be aware of. Similar to us, they lose liquid through panting, breathing, releasing bodily functions, vomiting and evaporation through their feet. A very anxious dog will leave a dog paw print on the floor and that’s another way of fluid leaving your dogs body.

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Did You Know… Dog Facts

An American Animal Hospital Association did a poll where 33% of all dog owners in the US admitted to talking to their dogs on the phone or leaving them messages on the answering machine.

A Beatles song that you probably have heard time and time again has a secret message to Paul McCartney’s Shetland Sheepdog at the end of the song. Paul used an ultrasonic whistle that only his dog could hear at the end of “A Day in the Life.”

Two dogs survived the sinking of Titanic, They escaped on early lifeboats carrying so few people that no one objected. Miss Margaret Hays of New York brought her Pomeranian with her in lifeboat No. 7, while Henry Sleeper Harper of the publishing family boarded boat No. 3 with his Pekinese, Sun Yat Sen.

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Safe On-Lead Walking

We all want to walk our dogs at some time, if not every day, at least every few days to get them out and about and also to get some exercise for yourself!

To walk your dog safely, there are some basic things to keep in mind in order to have an enjoyable walk with your dog(s) and when meeting and greeting with your dog.

Dogs can get what’s called lead ‘frustration’ very easily and what that means is they can get into a behaviour whereby they will be pulling, lunging, whimpering and basically just not listening to you when on lead if they see another dog, child or something that stimulates them and catches their attention.

You should always have your dog on-lead when out and about – this is particularly important as not only is it required by our laws here in Queensland, but for the safety ... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups Dog of the Month- Charlie!

IMG_4628Charlie Beagle is one of our regular ‘Beagle Club’ daycare attendees! Notorious for their mischievous ways and playful nature, Charlie is a perfect example of the adored breed.

Charlie (nicknamed Charlie Girl) is never missing during the plays, barking and chasing the ball back and forth!

Her play times with Boston, the boss’s Beagle, seem to be her favourite times (must be a Beagle thing!) as well as sniffing every inch of the daycare centre several times over.

Charlie enjoys her afternoon naps and stretching out on the benches with the Paddington Pups team.

Her very keen senses allow her to notify us of her parent’s arrival, even before they have entered the shop or even turned off the car!

Congratulations Charlie, enjoy your delicious prizes!

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