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Helpful tips for happy paws.

Fool Proof, Beginner Dogs — September 13, 2017

Fool Proof, Beginner Dogs

Look at every dog as an individual – with its own personality and preferences. Therefore before getting a pooch, consider your living arrangements and the right dog for you. Some dogs need a yard to exercise and it would simply be cruel to restrict them from this basic pleasure. Some dogs have bad separations anxiety and don’t like being home along for extended periods of time. And some are simply afraid of everything and prefer to hide in your lap all day.

So how do you go about finding the right fit for you?

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How to create the perfect harmony — September 11, 2017

How to create the perfect harmony

If you are like me, than one dog is never enough. So I’ve made it as a rule, to allow the first dog to choose their mate. This does take some to find the right dog, but once it chooses its friend, there will be harmony.

Imagine for a moment, your parent bring home a complete stranger, off the street, and tell you, that this is your new sibling and you must love it like your own. Would you?

That’s how dogs feel about any other dogs that you bring home. So just to skip, all of the unnecessary hassle, I allow my pooch to choose their sibling/mate.

The main thing is to allow your dogs to establish their own hierarchy, in which the pack order is clear. This will ensure that conflicts will be rare.

Dehydration and Heat Stroke — August 18, 2017

Dehydration and Heat Stroke

Summer Heat

Imagine going outside in the summer, doing errands in hot, scorching sun, without any shade and water. Now imagine the same scenario, only this time, you are wearing a fur coat. That’s exactly how dogs feel in the summer time. They do not emit heat through their skin like we do. Therefore dehydration can take only minutes.

They sweat through:

  • Bottom of paw pads
  • By panting
  • And through their nose (cold nose, is a happy nose)

 

.:. Hint .:. – Dogs nose is always a good indicator on how they are feeling. Cold nose is a happy nose!

 

It doesn’t take much for them to overheat – it can take minutes. By the time you notice signs of heat stroke, the damage is done. So how do you protect you pooch? Follow these steps for a happy and hydrated, summer walk.

 

.:. Hint .:. – Every summer, do not forget to groom your dog. Otherwise they are walking with fur coats on, all summer long.


Signs of Dehydration

  • Heavy panting
  • Sunken eyes
  • Dry nose or mouth
  • Weakness
  • Loose skin
  • Excessive drooling/salivation

VS.

Signs of Heat Stroke

  • Excessive panting
  • Loss of energy
  • Collapse or weakness
  • Tongue color is dark red, almost purple
  • Hyper salivation
  • Vomiting

*(!)* What To Do *(!)*

  • Bring dog indoor, into a cool shaded area
  • Use cool water, not ice water or cold water, to spray bottom of the dogs stomach and bottom of the paws
  • Place a bowl of cool water in front of your dog
  • Use a fan on medium, to create a draft. Do not blow the fan directly at the dog.
  • Offer a cold treat, recipes can be found here.

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.:. Hint .:. DO NOT submerge your dog in cold water, nor pour ice water over it. This will not help, but will cause a shock to its body.

Hello from Hey Poochy! — July 31, 2017

Hello from Hey Poochy!

So you decided to get a dog. Now what? Don’t you wish that you had some kind of manual that tells you what breed (and size) of dog, best suits your lifestyle? Don’t you wish that some kind of go-to-guide, would tell you about dog care, feeding, training and first aid? You are in luck. This is exactly what you have been wishing for. We will cover everything from bringing your pet home to raising a happy, healthy puppy. Isn’t that wonderful?

 

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