Tag Archive for 'Brisbane'

Celebrating Dog Birthdays

Our Fur Children’s birthdays deserve celebrating just as much as our own and at Paddington Pups we are here to help with the best dog birthday parties around. If your beloved dog is joining us on their special day we would love to help celebrate, in fact we will even throw in a gift too.

If you have registered your dog’s birth date and your email address with us, we will email you a gift to use with your awesome birthday dog, a complimentary Hydro-bath, with the shampoo of your choosing. We know this will help you celebrate your dog’s birthday with a lovely smelling birthday boy or girl to share hugs with. All you have to do to redeem your dog’s free birthday hydro-bath is bring in a copy (or show us) their birthday email instore. We can do the bath whilst they join us for daycare or as ... Click here to read more....

Understanding Fleas

As most pet owners are aware, flea infestations are quite a nuisance. They are capable of causing a range of problems to both pets and pet owners, so keeping them under control is a definitely a necessity. This article will briefly explore the problems fleas can cause, the fleas lifecycle, and methods of prevention.

 

The Problems They Cause

Irritation– Fleas have sucking mouthparts which are inserted into the skin for them to feed on blood and their saliva contains anticoagulants to keep blood flowing to the bite site. The action of the mouthpart insertion and anticoagulant chemicals leads to itching and irritation.

Dermatitis– Some pets will develop an allergic reaction to the flea bite which can lead to skin conditions such as flea bite dermatitis.

Anemia– Anemia means a below normal count of red blood cells. If exposed to severe infestations the feeding fleas can significantly reduce ... Click here to read more....

Winter Warmers – Dog Coasts and PJ’s

Winter is here and Paddington Pups has got your dog’s back, literally.

We have stocked up with dog coats and are ready to keep your pup warm during the cold season. We have brought in a range of Hamish McBeth dog coats and pyjamas. These dog clothes are designed for easy and comfortable wearing without the need for fasteners or harnesses. This makes it quick and simple to get on your dog so they can start feeling cosy.

The polyester fleece is hypoallergenic and is safe for most dogs with skin allergies. Hamish McBeth clothing comes in sizes ranging from 30cm to 80cm in length. This makes them perfect for almost all breeds and age groups.

The microfibre they are made from is very soft but also durable and is perfect for protecting your dog from the biting cold of winter wind.

Come in store and ask one of our ... Click here to read more....

Boarding Your Dog at Paddington Pups – Why Choose Us?

We have been offering our boarding service for a little over three years now, and this relatively new addition to our services has proven very popular and helpful to a lot of fur-child owners over this time.

So why would you need to use this service? And why would you choose us to look after your loved Pooch? Let’s make a brief list of answers to these questions.

Why would you need to use this service?

– If you are going on a holiday and have no one that can care for your dog over long periods

– When house renovations deem your yard escapable

– Family emergencies etc.

– A temporary safe house while a solution is found if your dog digs out of your yard

– If you are concerned leaving your dog alone when you’ve planned a night out

Why would you choose us?

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Grooming Corner ~ Information on the questions you may not want to ask ~ Anal Glands.

Dogs such amazing, loving and smelly creatures. Smelly doesn’t even begin to describe what anal glands are. They are little sacks just inside the anus that produce a liquid that is expelled when the dog does its business. Dogs are supposed to be able to expel the anal glands, but sometimes humans have to help.

 

I’m sure you’ve all seen a dog scoot across the floor, that is a major sign that your dog needs its anal glands looked at. At Paddington Pups we can express them externally, while your local vet will do them internally. The difference being the vet will just get more out of the anal glands.

 

Unfortunately, sometimes there are no symptoms and your dog will get let the anal glands go, and the contents of them will drain out, maybe on your sofa or in your car. So next time you get your ... Click here to read more....

Anaesthesia-Free Dental is Back at Paddington Pups ~ Monday May 14th! Paddington Pups is excited to announce that we will be offering Anesthesia-free dental cleaning in store once again! This service is great as it requires the administration of no anesthesia or sedative drugs what-so-ever, which is ideal for at risk patients, such as elderly dogs or dogs with heart, liver or kidney disease. Our next available day for this service will be next Monday 14th May and bookings can be made either in-store or by contacting us on 3369 0699. Just be quick as the date is fast approaching. The service includes a complete dental scale and polish by a professional canine dental hygienist. Your pup would also be more than welcome to spend the day in day care.

Paddington Pups is excited to announce that we will be offering Anesthesia-free dental cleaning in store once again! This service is great as it requires the administration of no anesthesia or sedative drugs what-so-ever, which is ideal for at risk patients, such as elderly dogs or dogs with heart, liver or kidney disease.

Our next available day for this service will be next Monday 14th May and bookings can be made either in-store or by contacting us on 3369 0699. Just be quick as the date is fast approaching. The service includes a complete dental scale and polish by a professional canine dental hygienist. Your pup would also be more than welcome to spend the day in day care.... Click here to read more....

Dog of the Month ~ May 2018

Congratulations Frank the Dachshund!

Frank is a two and a half year old sausage dog who has been regular member of Paddington Pups since he was a three-month-old puppy back in 2016. We have had the pleasure of watching Frank grow from a baby sausage whose legs were barely long enough to hold him off the ground, to a mature sausage that got a little bit taller and much longer. Frank is an absolutely adorable Dachshund with a gorgeous personality. He loves getting pats and cuddles from all the staff and always has his tail wagging. Frank is a perfect member of the Paddington Pups pack and a pleasure to care for. We look forward to many more years of Frank to come.... Click here to read more....

How to correctly use a clicker or marker

Training Tips with Todd  ~ How to correctly use a clicker or marker

Have you ever been flicking through Facebook and have come across a video of a dog riding a skateboard better than you ever could? Or putting their favourite toy bear in a pram and pushing it along? Then after the video has finished, you wonder, “I wish my dog could do that!”. Well, the good news is, with a little bit of time, they probably can!

Last month we covered how to install a marker such as a clicker or verbal cue with your dog so that you can start guiding and shaping their behaviour. If you followed the steps outlined in our last article and your dog has clearly made the connection between the marker and the reward, you are ready to start using it to train your dog to do amazing things!

Using a clicker ... Click here to read more....

Great news for our Awesome Grooming Clients

Great news for our Awesome Grooming Clients

Our Daycare clients have been able to reap the rewards of referring a friend to join The Pack at Paddington Pups for a long time now. Anyone who wants to send a new Daycare Client our way just needs to grab a ‘Refer a Friend’ card from the front counter and give it to all their friends with dogs. When they come in for their first day and give us the card, they receive their first day of Daycare half price and our lovely customer who recommended us gets a free day of daycare added to their account.

 

We are thrilled to be introducing a ‘Refer a Friend’ program for our awesome Grooming Clients too. We will soon be giving ‘Refer a Grooming Friend’ cards to our Grooming clients when they bring their dog/s in for a groom, (or you can get ... Click here to read more....

April Dog Of The Month

April Dog of the Month ~ Congratulations Hef the Pug!

Hef is 7 year old Pug and a senior member of the Paddington Pups pack. Hef has been a loyal member of daycare since he first started visiting all the way back in 2013.

We have had the pleasure of watching Hef grow from a boisterous young pup of only a few years to the mature, lovely natured dog he is today.

Hef never fails to bring a smile to our faces every time he comes in, full of so much excitement he can barely get off the lead fast enough. Hef has a gorgeous temperament and is always happy to make new friends.

He is an absolute pleasure to look after and we hope he continues to come in for many years to come.... Click here to read more....