Tag Archive for 'Grooming'

Advice on keeping your dog matt free

Matts, knots, tangles, whatever you want to call them, they are an annoyance.  Matts can be painful for dogs and can even be dangerous to remove. The good news is there are things that can be done to help avoid a potential bad situation.

Dogs that have longer coats that continually grow, like Maltese and Poodles and dogs that have longer double coats like golden retrievers and border collies need to be brushed at home. Dogs that have short hair like labs or cattle dogs rarely get matted but still need to be brushed.

The brush should be a slicker brush or something similar with stiff bristles. When using a slicker brush, you should brush the dog all over always going with the direction of the hair growth. Make sure not to keep going over the same spot, because you could potentially brush burn your dog’s skin. (Brush burn is ... Click here to read more....

February Dog of the Month

Congratulations Grace Hanson!!!

Grace is a 1 year-old Italian Greyhound who has been part of the

Paddington Pups pack since early 2017 when she was only 4 months

old.

When Grace first started coming to Paddington Pups she was one of

the very few Italian Greyhounds who attended daycare at the time. At

first she was a little nervous but it didn’t take long for her to come

out of her shell and become the happy little ball of energy we all

know and love today.

Now, almost a year after her first day of daycare, she can often be

found frolicking around behind the front counter playing with any

and every dog that she can. Gracie especially loves playing with other

little Italian Greyhounds and tends to take the younger ones under her wing and show them the ropes.

Grace is absolutely adorable and a pleasure to have as ... Click here to read more....

Colourful Christmas Grooming Appointments Now Available.

Colourful Christmas Grooming Appointments Now Available.

Want to get your whole family into the Christmas Spirit? We have grooming appoints available up until the 23rd of December and we can use our pet safe temporary hair dyes to colour your dog’s hair.  Starting from just $20 we can add a little colour to your next grooming appointment. Call now on 07) 3369 0699 to secure your dog’s appointment now. We have a large range of colours available.

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December 2017 Dog of the Month

December Dog of the Month  – Congratulations Frankie Brady

Frankie is a 3 year-old black Labrador who has been part of the Paddington Pups pack since early 2015.

Frankie first started coming to Paddington Pups when he was a bit over a year old and we have had the pleasure of watching him grow into the gorgeous, friendly and playful dog he is today.

Each day he comes in he bounces through the front door full of energy, ready for a day full of endless play. Frankie never seems to fail at putting a smile on our faces and seems to brighten the day each time he visits.

Frankie is always happy to see the other dogs but, is best friends with Jess, a member of our staff, he can barely contain himself each time he spots her.

Frankie is a very happy dog and a pleasure to have as ... Click here to read more....

Dog Facts… Did you know

Dog Facts… Did you know?

Just in case you’ve got a trivia night coming up, or you like learning something new every day we thought we would share a few fun dog facts.

  • Newfoundland Dogs have a water resistant coats and webbed feet. They were bread to haul fishing nets and to help rescue drowning people.
  • Dogs noses are wet to help them absorb scents. Dogs will lick their noses to sample the scent through their mouth. Dogs sense of smell is 10 000 to 100 000 times stronger than humans.
  • Dalmatian Puppies are born with white coats and develop their spots as they age.
  • Chow-chow pups are born with pink tongs; their tongs turn black at 8 to 10 weeks of age.
  • Ever wonder how on earth your dog can stand to eat some of the things he or she does? Dogs have around 1 700 taste buds, while
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Health Info for your dog – GDV

Health Info for your Dog – Gastric Dilatation Volvulus (GDV)

GDV, or more commonly known as Bloat, is an extremely serious condition and is a leading cause of death in dogs. While the Veterinary Industry mostly does not know the causes of Bloat/GDV what the causes of Bloat/GDV are, knowing the following signs and symptoms of Bloat and getting medical attention for your dog without delay may well save his or her life.

Gastric Dilatation- Volvulus (GDV) is a life-threatening condition in which, for reasons not well known or understood, food and gases cause a dog’s stomach to stretch to many times its normal size.  This causes the stomach to twist between 180 and 360 degrees, closing off the entry and exit to the stomach.

In the next stages of the illness, the dog’s spleen swells, which in turns puts pressure on major veins, affecting the heart’s function. The dog’s ... Click here to read more....

April Dog of the Month

April Dog of the Month

CONGRATULATIONS JACK!

Born in 1999, Jack is one of the more senior citizens that join us at Paddington Pups. He is loved very much by all the team and has been part of the pack since 2012.

Jack is a wonderful dog and brings a smile to everyone’s face with his loving and kind nature.

Even though he is now blind Jack knows his way around Paddington Pups and has his favourite areas, which he heads straight to when he comes in.

He loves hanging out with the groomers and watching over the other young pups as they race around!... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups are Finalist in Australian Small Business Champion Awards

Congratulations to the Paddington Pups Team; we’re finalists in Australian Small Business Champion Awards 2017!

The Australian Small Business Champion Awards have become the most prestigious and comprehensive program that recognises small business  throughout Australia. The Awards seek to recognise the hard work of small businesses and their contributions to their local community and Australia’s economy. They recognise businesses whose values include exceptional customer service, commitment, leadership, endurance, courage, innovation, performance and generosity. Paddington Pups is honoured to be among the finalists for 2017. Winners will be announced in April, so paws crossed we will have some more good news to announce in May.... Click here to read more....

Paddington Pups Grooming Progress

 

 

Grooming progress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About a year ago, I wrote an article on what a day at Paddington Pups is like for our grooming guests, but I still get questions from clients, new and old, about what goes on during their pup’s visit. So – now that we are all set up in our brand new location – I thought it was about time for a refresher!

 

First of all, before any puppies arrive, we get our hydrobaths ready. This gives the heaters time to warm up so that each puppy can be comfortable with a variable temperature suited to the season. After that the groomers go through the daily schedule to figure out how the day will go and who is going to groom which puppies.

 

We require that all our grooming clients arrive before 8:30am so we can get started, ... Click here to read more....