Archive for the 'Dog Nutrition and Treats' Category

December Product of the Month – TREATS!!!!!

December Product of the Month – TREATS!!!!!

If you’re looking for something delicious to make your best friend’s Christmas present something they can’t resist, check out our range of natural Australian made dried treats.

Our lamb and beef treats are a favourite of dogs who are going home after daycare and grooming. We sell these treats in convenient sealed bags in store. Perfectly sized as stocking stuffers for your pooch.

Our lamb treats come in crunchy cubes and flat puffs that can be broken down into smaller pieces for the little pups. Lamb is full of nutrition and will make your dog’s mouth drool.

Our beef liver puff treats are a bit tougher, making them great for dogs who want something to really crunch into.

If you’re looking for a seafood option, we bag a range of different fish as well. These ones tend to satisfy those dogs who can ... Click here to read more....

Valentines Day and Pets

Valentine’s Day can be fun for you, your sweetheart and your pets but there are some things you need to be aware of to ensure you and your pets have a safe Valentine’s Day! Let’s face it even if you are enjoying singledom this Valentine’s Day; the day will probably still involve chocolate, and that is something you can’t share with your dog.

Flowers can make a beautiful Valentines present for your loved one but some flowers and plants can be extremely harmful to your cat or dog so when choosing bouquets stay away from the following: Lilies, Tulips, Chrysanthemums, Primrose, Carnations, Daffodils, and Oleander. There are quite a few others, and you can find the full list on http://www.1stinflowers.com/articles/poisonous-plants-for-dogs.html . Depending on the type of flower or plant ingested reactions can range from a rash to diarrhoea and vomiting, to convulsions and even death. Even if you aren’t expecting ... Click here to read more....

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....

Celiac Disease In Dogs

 

celiac Disease

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
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....

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....

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.

 

Carrot Seed Anti – inflammatory, tonic, with ... Click here to read more....

Hemp oil for healthy dogs!

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People have a low level of knowledge about the benefits of hemp seed oil for humans and for pets. Hemp oil is natures best Omega Oil. It includes the perfect ratio of Omega 6 (LA) to Omega 3 (ALA/LNA) 3:1 important fatty acids, which every dog and human needs.

Did you know this about hemp oil?

  • Hemp oil stops skin from shedding
  • Hemp oil helps dogs who suffer from dandruff
  • Hemp oil can assist in killing of cancer cells
  • Hemp oil boosts blood flow in the brain
  • Hemp oil makes fur texture thicker and smoother

It has NO psychoactive substances therefore safe for dogs

Hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant’s seeds. Industrialized Hemp does not contain any psychoactive substances (THC) related to cannabis.

The oil contained inside the hemp seed is 80-90% unsaturated fatty acids that are the good essential ... Click here to read more....