Frenchie Friday

 

On July the 4th Paddington Pups decided to hold our first breed day and it was a huge success!

We ended up with 24 French Bull dogs and we gave them a whole big section of the day care all for them selves.

We are looking forward to doing some more in the near future. If you would like to see your dog joining in on one of our awesome breed days  help us to get in contact with more dog owners with the same breed as yours so we can have more of these fun days!

Here are some photos of the day!

 

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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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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!Click here to read more….

Paddington Pups Presents Frenchie Friday

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Comfortis Product of the month

 

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Comfortis for Dogs

Chewable Flea Control Tablet:

Comfortis for Dogs are the tasty, convenient way to kill Fleas on your Dog rapidly and prevent reinfestation for the entire month. Comfortis for Dogs starts working in just 30 minutes!

Benefits for Comfortis tablets for Dogs:

  • Kills all fleas on your dog within 4 hours and keeps them of for an entire month
  • Treats fleas once a month with a convenient tasty tablet
  • Avoids spot – on flea treatments which leave chemical residues on your pets coat
  • Don’t have to worry about bathing or swimming around the same time Comfortis is taken

Comfortis is available for every dog weight at Paddington Pups feel free to ask a staff member if you have any questions or are looking into purchasing it.

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.

Dog Anxiety Jackets

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The Thunder Shirt is a safe, effective and drug free anxiety solution for dogs.

Its patent pending design applies gentle, constant pressure on a dog’s torso and this pressure has an amazing calming effect for most dogs.

Pressure has been used to successfully reduce anxiety for many years for both animals and humans.

Examples including certain groups of dog trainers using pressure wraps for a wide variety of anxieties. Veterinarians use squeeze chutes when vaccinating cattle, and thousands of people with autism use pressure vests to relieve persistent anxiety.

Thunder Shirts are ideal for:

  • Fear of thunder
  • Separation anxiety
  • Barking problems
  • Car or travel anxiety
  • Crate anxiety
  • Reactivity
  • General fearfulness
  • Leash pulling
  • General training tool

Ask one of the Paddington Pups staff if you have any further questions or are interested in purchasing and trying a Thunder Jacket.

 

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Paddington Pups Gets a Makeover

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some of you may have noticed a few small changes happening at Paddington Pups in the past couple of months. As we like to continuously maintain our label as the ‘best Doggy Day Care’ in Queensland, we consulted a Feng Shui analyst who is a current client to improve the exterior and interior appearance of Paddington Pups.

 

After consulting with our client about our Feng Shui in early March, it was made evident that we needed  to improve our stores flow and appearance. We needed to create energy and movement throughout the store because we want the dogs, clients and staff to be in the best possible environment. So by adding bright colours and plants we have  sucessfully attained a far more pleasing and inviting image.

 

To begin our makeover we set out to buy paint that was asthetically pleasing, and … Click here to read more….

Dog Breed Test Dogue de Bordeaux

 

 

 

 


Sticking with the French themed breed tests this month we have the magnificent Dogue de Bordeaux or “French Mastiff”.

The origin of the Dogue de Bordeaux is unclear but probably comes from Tibetan Mastiff lines that were brought to Europe. It was a known breed in France as early as the 14th Century.

They are extremely loyal and are great family dogs. They have a good and calm temperament but are fearless and can be sometimes confrontational with strangers, making them great guard dogs.

Despite their threatening appearance they are very gentle with children making them great family dogs. They also get along extremely well with other animals if they are introduced at a young age.

They are fairly inactive dogs when kept indoors but do require lots of exercise and would benefit greatly from long daily walks.

The Dogue de Bordeaux is a relatively healthy breed of dog … Click here to read more….

Delta Society Therapy Dogs

 

 

 

 

Delta Therapy Dogs is a heartwarming program that brings the joys of animal companionship to those who need it most. Deltas amazing and devoted volunteer Therapy Dog Teams brighten the lives of an estimated 20,000 Australians in hospitals and care facilities every week.

Their world class program is the largest of its kind in Australia with over 1000+ volunteers and their special dogs making regular visits to health care facilities to offer the wonderful benefits of pet therapy, spend time with patients and offer a chat, a floppy ear to listen and a paw to shake.

There are currently over 550 facilities involved nationally ranging from aged care through to acute care hospitals for children and adults as well mental health, prisons and dementia specific facilities.

 

Volunteering with Delta Therapy Dogs could be an incredibly rewarding experience for you. To become a Delta Therapy team, … Click here to read more….