Saturday after our walk in the park, we found a little tick on Dougie. Thankfully, we had Emma on hand, who is fully trained in animal first aid, to come to the rescue.
How to Safely Remove a Tick from your Dog or Cat is a great little article which includes a video for those of us who need more information on how to remove the little blighters from our fur babies.
By the way, Dougie has happily recovered from his brush with the tick. :0)
Photo credit: http://www.pet-health-care-gazette.com/2014/05/18/how-to-safely-remove-a-tick-from-your-dog-or-cat-video/
At Satuday's Westie Walk, I noticed a very 'cool' invention. Oh, I know. Bad pun.
Cool Coats are worn by dogs to keep them cool as the summer temperatures rise.
Above you'll see a Cool Coat modelled by Sweep. It really works! He was cool as a cucumber.
The coats are sold by Prestige Pet Products located here in the UK. Our friends in Essex created these coats which are lightweight, cool, and soft to the touch. They are 100% synthetic material and are simple to use, wash, and store.
They come in yellow, blue, and purple. Sizes range from extra small to extra large. Prices can be found on the website.
If you are concerned about the warmer days of summer and keeping your pooch cool, check these out at Prestige Pets.
Join us on Saturday the 16 August for our Summer Westie Walk.
The group will meet and greet in front of the Savill Garden visitor centre at 10 am.
Does your Westie have a sibling of another breed? All brothers and sisters of any breed are welcome.
Join us for tea and cakes on the terrace at the Savill Garden café following the walk.
Please RSVP so we can give accurate numbers to the café staff and set aside reserved seating for the group. Click on 'Westie Walks' in the lefthand side of this page.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
For more information about dog walking at any of the Royal Landscape Parks, check out http://www.theroyallandscape.co.uk/things-to-do/dog-walking/.
Today is the day of the walk! We are excited to see everyone there!
If you are not able to make it to the walk today, we will be tweeting (@MyWestieBestie) and Instagram'ing (mywestieismybestie) from the walk.
Watch this space! Photos from today's walk will be posted AND we will announce the Summer Westie Walk date.
Photo: Monty and Tipsy from the 2014 Winter Westie Walk
This article by Petco Blogger is full of great tips. Everything from hydration, avoiding sunburns, water safety, backyard tips, ID tags to pet first aid and more.
Click here to read the article... Outdoor Safety Tips
This article found on Time online by Celia Shatzman @goodhealth reminds us of the ways our little fur babies keep us healthy. She mentions a handful of research studies that show how our lives are enhanced by the interaction and love our pets bring us.
Click here to read the article... 7 Ways Pets Improve Your Health
I found this article a few days ago and I completely see where the author is coming from. I visited the gym less because I felt bad leaving that sweet little face at home, plus I just loved spending time with him! Like the author's dog, Monty spent a lot of time on our walks sniffing things, so our walks were a bit slower. Not that I minded, it was his time to get out and explore and I loved that.
The author gives some great tips for how to have 'go out and explore walks' and 'workout walks' with dogs.
When I get my next pup, I will definitely try these out. Although...with Westies and those short little legs...I am not entirely sure how fast we will be moving. Hehe.
Click here to read the article: Fitness Together
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