June 2015

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Buying the correct collar for your dog can be a very confusing process. There are several types available such as flat collars, Martingales and a variety of harnesses, to name a few. Also, if you have a puppy, it is imperative that you check the collar every week to ensure it does not become too tight – puppies grow quickly!

It helps to have some good advice prior to your shopping trip. We would like to share this article by the BCSPCA as it is a great resource for others when purchasing a suitable collar for their loved one. We do not recommend purchasing a choke, prong or shock collar for your pet. These types of collars are hazardous to your pet, as the article explains.

http://www.spca.bc.ca/assets/documents/pet-care/dog-collars.pdf

 

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This news story came to us today via Facebook. We wanted to share this as we are truly saddened by the events that took place in this attack and heartbroken for the victims involved. Please help if you can and be safe out there fellow dog lovers!

 

Today, the City of Vancouver and the Vancouver Park Board announced that it will expand the off-leash dog area in our neighborhood!

Read all about the proposed Hinge Park expansion by clicking on the link below:

http://vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/hinge-park-dog-off-leash-area-expansion.aspx

The summer months can be brutal to your dog. Dogs are much more susceptible to heatstroke than humans and rely on panting, a method of breathing out excess heat, to cool down their bodies. Some breeds are much more susceptible to the heat than others. Dogs with pushed-in faces, such as Bulldogs, Pugs and Boxers have smaller airways and therefore have less of an ability to blow out hot air.

We are pleased to provide the Green Pet Shop Cooling Pads to help your pooch stay cool this summer!

Our guests are taken for frequent walks throughout the day, and nothing beats lying on a Green Pet Shop Cooling Pad to cool off afterwards! Solo is a huge fan of these pads, as demonstrated in our featured photo.

These pads have some amazing benefits! They cool and soothe, help prevent over heating and dehydration, they last for years, recharge automatically, are weight activated, contain no water or electricity, no refrigeration and best of all they are non-toxic and safe for people’s pets and the planet!

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I am always ready for a good laugh, and I believe that laughter should be shared. So, fellow dog lovers, check out this link, share it with others and brighten your day! Happy Friday to you all…

http://justsomething.co/26-funny-photos-of-guilty-dogs/

I have seen people leave their dogs in the car during a heatwave all too often in the city. Why is it people forget that it only takes minutes for a dog to dangerously overheat? During extreme heatwaves, I choose to walk my dog during the coolest parts of the day, and keep him hydrated as much as possible.

I found the following article on the BCSPCA website. It is very informative and full of great tips to keep your dog safe during the summer. If you have any tips or additional advice, please share them on our blog for others to follow.

Help me in spreading the message to keep our loved ones safe!

http://www.spca.bc.ca/pet-care/health-safety/dogs-in-hot-cars.html