Canine Hydration in Winter: Essential Tips for Keeping Your Dog Hydrated
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15h ago
As the brisk winter winds make their way in, it’s not just the cold we need to guard against, it’s also dehydration in our canine companions. While it’s a common misconception that dehydration is a concern only during the hot summer months, maintaining adequate hydration is crucial for your dog’s health year-round.   During winter, dogs may not appear to be panting or overheating, which are typical signs of needing water in warmer weather, but they still lose fluids through respiration and their normal daily activities. Moreover, the dry air in winter can increase moisture loss from the b ..read more
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Dog of the Month, July – Mimi
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15h ago
Miss Mimi has been with us for a couple years, and we have loved every moment with this sweet girl. It’s the highlight of the team’s morning to see Mimi bounce into reception – always happy to come to daycare. With a quick cuddle goodbye to Mum or Dad, she bounds through the gates, eager to play with all her friends. Thank you for being such a good girl, we treasure every snuggle with you, Mimi. From all your friends at Paddington Pups, we love you ..read more
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I Wish I Had Known…Why My Dog Licks Me
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by paddingtonpups_admin
4d ago
If you’ve ever been greeted by your dog with a flurry of enthusiastic licks, you’ve experienced one of the most common canine behaviours. Dog owners often interpret these licks as kisses, a sign of affection from their furry friend. But is there more to this behaviour? Let’s explore why dogs lick you and what it means in the language of canines.   The Roots of Licking Licking is a behaviour that dogs learn from the moment they are born. Mother dogs lick their puppies to clean them and stimulate their bodily functions. This early grooming sets the stage for licking as a natural part of a d ..read more
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The Importance of Professional Grooming for Dogs in Winter
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by paddingtonpups_admin
4d ago
The seasonal drop in temperature can often result in changes in pet care routines, owners opting for mentally stimulating activities rather than facing the cold for a walk and dressing their pup up in warm winter coats and jackets rather than going to the beach. One crucial aspect that should not be overlooked is professional grooming. While it might seem tempting to let your dog’s coat grow out for extra warmth, maintaining a regular grooming schedule is vital for their health and comfort during the colder months. Here’s why professional grooming is essential in winter and how it can prevent ..read more
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The Healing Power of Pets: Can Dogs Sense and Improve Human Health?
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by paddingtonpups_admin
1M ago
In homes around the world, dogs are more than just pets; they are family members, confidants, and sometimes, even healers. Beyond their ability to offer unconditional love and companionship, some dogs have the remarkable ability to detect and respond to human health conditions, often before we’re even aware of them ourselves. This ability, combined with their positive impact on human mental health, underscores the profound healing power of our canine companions.   Dogs’ Ability to Detect Illness Cancer Detection: Scientific studies have shown that dogs can sniff out cancer with astonishin ..read more
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I Wish I Had Known…The Benefits of Desexing in Winter
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by paddingtonpups_admin
1M ago
Winter presents an opportune time to schedule your pups desexing procedure. Desexing, also known as neutering or spaying, involves removing a dog’s reproductive organs, which can lead to numerous health and behavioural benefits. Here’s why the winter season might be the most beneficial time to desex your dog.     Easier Recovery in Cooler Weather Recovery from any surgical procedure, including desexing, can be more comfortable in cooler weather. Dogs are less likely to overheat, and the cooler temperatures can help reduce swelling and discomfort post-surgery. Without the intense su ..read more
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An Insider Look at the World of Competitive Dog Shows in Australia
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by paddingtonpups_admin
1M ago
Competitive dog shows, a fascinating showcase of canine pedigree and training excellence, are a major event in Australia, drawing participants and spectators from across the nation. From local club competitions to prestigious events like the Royal Melbourne Show, these gatherings highlight the immense dedication and deep knowledge required from both dogs and their handlers. This article offers a peek behind the scenes of Australian dog shows, providing insights into training techniques, breed standards, and the commitment necessary to excel in these competitive environments.   Understandi ..read more
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Canine Cognition: How Smart is Your Dog Really?
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1M ago
The intrigue surrounding canine intelligence is not just a modern fascination. For centuries, humans have pondered the depths of their dogs’ minds, marvelling at their ability to understand commands, solve problems, and even perceive human emotions. Recent scientific research has begun to peel back the layers of canine cognition, revealing just how sophisticated our four-legged companions truly are.   Canine intelligence encompasses several dimensions: problem-solving capabilities, emotional intelligence, and the ability to communicate effectively with both humans and other dogs. Dogs hav ..read more
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Dog of the Month, May – Mister
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by paddingtonpups_admin
2M ago
Although he is one of our biggest doggos we have the pleasure of taking care of, Mister is also the most gentle, considerate and lovely boy you’ll ever meet. Despite his size he plays carefully, making sure not to knock over his friend or squish them, and tends to check in with the quieter pups with a gentle sniff. He has the biggest personality, ‘talking’ to us with his deep ‘woo woo’ and leaning against us playfully for pats. He is an absolute pleasure to have around and deeply deserving of the Dog of the Month recognition and all the glory that comes with it! From all your friends at Paddi ..read more
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I Wish I Had Known…What Are Our Furry Friends Dreaming About?
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by paddingtonpups_admin
2M ago
If you’ve ever watched your dog sleep, you’ve probably noticed the occasional twitching of their paws, slight movements of their lips, or even soft whimpers. These curious behaviours have long made dog lovers wonder: do dogs dream, and if so, what are they dreaming about? Let’s explore the science behind dog dreams and uncover what might be going on in our furry friends’ slumbering minds.   Do Dogs Dream Like Humans? Research suggests that dogs, like humans, experience various stages of sleep, including the rapid eye movement (REM) stage, which is closely associated with dreaming. A study ..read more
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