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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....

Cutest Mature Dog Competition Winners

At the end of March, we announced the winners of our “Cutest Mature Dog” photo competition on social media! We had a great response and had the pleasure of going through lots of adorable dog photos. We would like to thank everyone who entered the competition. Picking the winners has been very hard, and we had many debates over who should come out on top. The winners walked about with some free Science Diet Youthful Vitality dog food!

 

Winning the the most competitive division, the small dogs, was Princesa the Maltese. This photo of Princesa is just adorable. We loved her dreamy far off look towards the sea. Not to mention her great hair style! Princesa comes into Paddington Pups for her regular grooms and pampering. And gosh does she like getting pampered and cuddled. Congratulations little Princesa!

 

Lily, the Border Collie, won the medium dog division. And ... 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....

March Dog of the Month

March Dog of the Month ~ Congratulations Oscar Mcmahon!

Oscar first joined us for daycare at Paddington Pups all the way back in 2016 and he has been a crucial member of the pack ever since.

Oscar is a 4 and a half year old standard Schnauzer with the energy and play drive of a 6 month old. Each morning that Oscar bounds through the door he can barely make it out to the play areas fast enough to start his busy day of playing and fun.

He never fails to put a smile on everybody’s face and we know it’s going to be a good day when Oscar comes to visit.

Oscar is extremely friendly and is great with all the other dogs. He will introduce himself to everyone he can and likes to play with any dog that will let him.

Oscar is absolutely adorable and it is ... Click here to read more....

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....