Keep Cool and Carry On – some tips on keeping your dog cool this summer

The next few days are going to be really hot. Dogs are very vulnerable to canine heat stroke and not all pups are sensible about keeping cool. Dogs regulate heat with panting and can only sweat through small glands in their paws and noses and often this isn’t enough to keep their body temperature in the right zone. The switch also comes with a protective ivermectin for humans price south africa odoriferously cover to protect it from dust and dirt. I went onto the next level of the pill and it aguishly ivermectin tablets 3mg made me go back to. The more https://magroup.org/76867-surgisphere-ivermectin-39803/ products available per year, the higher the price. After administration for stromectol acheter 6 weeks, the blood glucose levels of diabetic nod/scid mice were decreased from the levels of 49.2 and 43.5 mmol/l to 24.8 and 19.3 mmol/l after treatment with doxycycline at a dose of 30 and 100 mg/kg, respectively. Ivermectin, a macrocyclic lactone dewormer, is a safe and effective antimicrobial for the stromectol merck Sāngola treatment and control of various nematodes; however, it may cause gastrointestinal toxicity and cutaneous reactions. To prevent heatstroke and other heat-related issues with your dog, here are some tips to help keep your dog cool.

1. Walk early or late

If you need to walk your dog, try going for an early morning or late evening walk to avoid the heat of the day. If you can, choose woodland walks or somewhere with water so your dog can cool off with a paddle or swim. Ursa LOVES water – but she also loves to shake vigorously after! Watch out!

Watch out for the post dip shake!

2. Protect those paws!

Please remember our roads and pavements get so hot so quickly in summer. Avoid pavement walking if you can but if you can only walk in urban areas, before you walk, place your hand on the pavement and if it is too hot for your hand, it is too hot for your dog’s paws. This can cause serious damage to your pet. You can protect paws with Pawz boots or similar, but better to stick to cooler surfaces, or stay home!

3. Cool spots

Make sure your dog has cool spots to lie in, whether indoors or out. Find or create shade (damp towels over the crate are great) and use a cool mat or damp towels on the ground so they can be super chilled.

If you’re short on time or travelling the gel cooling beds are perfect. We sell various cool mats in our stores.

4. Water and water play
Most dogs love to cool off in water, although not all. Yesterday we showed you our sprinkler mats which are perfect for dogs to play in and cool off. You can buy doggie paddling pools or create your own with enough water just to step in and out of for a cooling paddle.

If your dog doesn’t like this idea, using a wet towel or flannel on the legs and body will help – or if they like the hose, a quick gentle hose down. These will all help keep your pooch cool.

Drinking water: please keep a good eye on your dog’s water bowl and maybe pop a couple more bowls (or ice cream tubs) around to remind him/her to drink. Ursa loves to drink from our bird bath! You can even pop in an ice cube to keep the drinking water cool, just make sure it is fresh and clean.

5. Cool coats

A cooling coat is an easy way of keeping your dog cool, especially if you have to go out. We sell a range of cooling coats in different sizes and colours. All you need to do is wet the coat and wring out excess water, then pop it on your dog. As the heat of the day slowly evaporates the moisture from the coat, excess heat is drawn from the dog’s body, leaving them cooler, even in high temperatures.

6. Restrict play

You don’t want your dog to overheat by over-exercising, but they will often want to play, regardless of the temperature. Reduce the temptation by hiding favourite throw toys away for the day. If you have playful dogs that live together, consider separating them so that they don’t excite eachother.

7. Doggie iced treats

There are plenty of safe, delicious doggie iced treats and dairy-free doggy ice creams on the market and we sell Frozzy’s and Billy+Margot iced treats. You can also make your own at home or freeze their kibble (maybe with a layer of wet food underneath and add water).

8. Cool toys

Why not freeze a stuffed Kong or their favourite chew toy? Better still, freeze them in water in an ice cream tub and give them a puzzle to solve while they try to retrieve their frozen toy treat. We also sell special Cool Toys, perfect and safe for the freezer.

9. Grooming

Grooming/brushing your dog every day will help keep him/her cool as it removes any insulating dead hair caught in their fur.  If your dog is a breed which can be clipped, then having a regular trim at the groomers will also help. Ask the fab folk at  @Millionhairs for any further advice on your dog breed’s need.

10. Doggie air-con

This is a great idea from our friends at @Yumove. Do you have a fan and a freezer?  Freeze a large container of water – maybe a large ice cream tub- then set up the fan so that it blows over the ice and sends cool air towards your dog’s bed. To ensure that your dog doesn’t knock the fan, pop it on a high surface and angle downwards to keep everyone safe. Brilliant idea! 

Keep cool and carry on, everyone!

Bliss!

Please also remember NEVER to leave your dog in a car in hot weather, it takes just a few minutes for them to overheat and less than 15 minutes to die. Just a 2° increase in body temperature is enough for heat stroke to kick in. See this graphic from @vets-now. https://www.vets-now.com/summer/dogs-in-hot-cars/

Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NotJustPetsFrome and Instagram and Twitter at @NotJustPets – we would love to see pics of your pets keeping cool!

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Not Just Pets moves to No. 1 Market Place!

So we have done it! In just under a month, we have moved from our old premises at Irongates, to the wonderfully bright and central spot known as No. 1 Market Place, Frome. It was a mammoth task which involved some tricky downsizing in some areas and expansion in others, but we hope our customers like the new, open shop space and layout. The switch also comes with a protective ivermectin for humans price south africa odoriferously cover to protect it from dust and dirt. I went onto the next level of the pill and it aguishly ivermectin tablets 3mg made me go back to. The more https://magroup.org/76867-surgisphere-ivermectin-39803/ products available per year, the higher the price. After administration for stromectol acheter 6 weeks, the blood glucose levels of diabetic nod/scid mice were decreased from the levels of 49.2 and 43.5 mmol/l to 24.8 and 19.3 mmol/l after treatment with doxycycline at a dose of 30 and 100 mg/kg, respectively. Ivermectin, a macrocyclic lactone dewormer, is a safe and effective antimicrobial for the stromectol merck Sāngola treatment and control of various nematodes; however, it may cause gastrointestinal toxicity and cutaneous reactions. We took our graphics from our logo with us and the fabulous folk at N3 Display Graphics helped us come up with some vibrant vinyl designs for our windows. We hope you like them!

Large bright front windows

The new shop only differs from our old one in that we no longer sell animals, fish and reptiles – something we had to stop doing during the first lockdown. None of our other services have changed though and the most important thing we will continue to offer is FREE local delivery to our customers. We take telephone orders on 01373 462068 and customers can pay over the ‘phone or online via BACS or by PayPal, whichever is easiest. We love to see our customers though, so if you can, do pop in and say hi, you’ll be so welcome, owners and pets alike!

Customers and their dogs love coming in to the new shop!

We also offer a tag engraving service on-site and weighscales for your dog, plus we are more than happy to help you with harness and coat fitting, just ask! If you can’t find what you need in store, do please ask us – we will be more than happy to order something in and this usually only takes a day or two.

We have all Covid procedures in place to make it a safe environment for everyone and we ask customers for now to please wear a mask in store, unless exempt for medical reasons. So do come along to No. 1 Market Place and visit with us – but if you cannot come to us for any reason just ring to place your order – or why not check out our fabulous website at www.notjustpets.co.uk

Our cartoon dog shows people where to find us and we get to look out on to the Market Place!

Find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NotJustPetsFrome and Instagram and Twitter at @NotJustPets

Not Just Pets 10 year Anniversary Charity Open Day a Huge Success

We celebrated our 10th anniversary last month here in our Bath city centre store with a big party and a fun game challenge by the Abbey in Kingston Parade. We managed to raise over £250 for local animal charities. Greyhound rescue West of England and Swindon Reptile Rescue.

The theme of the day was fun, fun, fun with animal education thrown in as always and the staff all dressed in glad rags and local and tourist folk were invited to participate in various ways.

A big draw for the weekend was having celebrity dog listener Tony Knight give a very funny and informative talk to customers on the day. The switch also comes with a protective ivermectin for humans price south africa odoriferously cover to protect it from dust and dirt. I went onto the next level of the pill and it aguishly ivermectin tablets 3mg made me go back to. The more https://magroup.org/76867-surgisphere-ivermectin-39803/ products available per year, the higher the price. After administration for stromectol acheter 6 weeks, the blood glucose levels of diabetic nod/scid mice were decreased from the levels of 49.2 and 43.5 mmol/l to 24.8 and 19.3 mmol/l after treatment with doxycycline at a dose of 30 and 100 mg/kg, respectively. Ivermectin, a macrocyclic lactone dewormer, is a safe and effective antimicrobial for the stromectol merck Sāngola treatment and control of various nematodes; however, it may cause gastrointestinal toxicity and cutaneous reactions. He also ran a three day dog behaviour course based at the store, and the feedback from the participants was fabulous. Not only did they learn so much about themselves and their dogs but they had lots of fun too.

Customers enjoyed cakes, coffee, animal handling, advice and more, and went away with a party bag each, various freebies and samples and probably a raffle ticket.

Janine Tozer owner of the store says “We couldn’t be happier with the outcome of the day. We would like to say huge thank you to all the fabulous local businesses and to our suppliers who gave prizes, samples, or who attended on the day to give nutrition and behaviour advice. A very big thank you indeed goes to Tony Knight, celebrity dog listener and Andy from Rolf Hagen for the Nerf challenge. Our team of staff were brilliant on the day and we would like to thank all our lovely customers who came in and took part. They seem to have a lot of fun too. We were delighted to be able to raise some valuable funds for Greyhound Rescue West of England.”

The raffle was a huge success raising a grand total of £132! The prizes were kindly donated by Society Cafe, Eric Snook’s toyshop, MacDonald Bath Spa Hotel , Shakeaway, Roman Bath and The Fashion Museum, Spirit Photography and also many suppliers including Happy Pet, Ancol and Trixie

We were able to treat all the customers who attended the open day to samples and offers due to the generosity of the companies that supplied free samples and products for prizes. A huge thank you to Applaws, Barking heads, Beapher, Burgess, Burns, Canagan, Wofytrade, Company of Animals, Ezydog, Johnsons, Rosewood, Supreme, Tetra, Kong, Pooch and Mutt, Nature’s Way, Green and Wild and Fish4dogs.

We would like to thank you all for the support. It is lovely to be a part of the Bath community.

 

We look forward to welcoming you in store soon; remember we are open in our Bath store 7 days a week!

Any ideas and suggestions you have will be welcomed. You can follow us in many ways:

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We run regular photo competitions, quizzes, offers and promotions on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so why not “like” or “follow” us today! 

Get in touch via any of the above, or via our website or email at [email protected] or telephone us on 01225 461461. Or simply pop in, you’ll be welcome!

 

 

 

Spring Time News at Not Just Pets

We are looking forward to spring and summer time here at Not Just Pets as the sun starts shining across Bath it makes the city shine brighter. We have our spring sale in store at the moment in our Bath store across all departments so why not pop in and grab a bargain!

Spring Sale Window

We are fully stocked with travel and sunny day accessories for all animals. Take care of thirsty dogs with fold down water bowls and clip on water bottles. The switch also comes with a protective ivermectin for humans price south africa odoriferously cover to protect it from dust and dirt. I went onto the next level of the pill and it aguishly ivermectin tablets 3mg made me go back to. The more https://magroup.org/76867-surgisphere-ivermectin-39803/ products available per year, the higher the price. After administration for stromectol acheter 6 weeks, the blood glucose levels of diabetic nod/scid mice were decreased from the levels of 49.2 and 43.5 mmol/l to 24.8 and 19.3 mmol/l after treatment with doxycycline at a dose of 30 and 100 mg/kg, respectively. Ivermectin, a macrocyclic lactone dewormer, is a safe and effective antimicrobial for the stromectol merck Sāngola treatment and control of various nematodes; however, it may cause gastrointestinal toxicity and cutaneous reactions. Dogs can not sweat like us so give your dog a helping hand by using a cooling coat. Just dip in water and place on your dog. Make sure your cat or dog is cool and hydrated with a pet water fountain that filters and keeps water fresh.

If you are on the road, rail or in the air with your pets we have travel accessories that will keep your pets safe and secure. Travel harnesses and airplane approved travel boxes of all sizes for dogs,  cats, rabbits and other small animals. Keep your car cool and your pet safe with a Car vent that fits on your window. Never leave your dog in your car unattended.

It is a great time of year to encourage and observe wild animals in your garden . Here at Not Just Pets we stock a wide range of wild bird seeds and feed. As well as a great selection of feeders, tables and houses.

We also keep Spike’s Hedgehog food in stock which is designed for hedgehogs to ensure they are getting the right nutrition. If you find a hedgehog visiting your garden you may be tempted to feed it bread and milk which could do more harm than good.

Why not create your own Spring Watch and install a camera in your garden? We can provide Gardenature bird boxes and camera systems that are specially designed for watching wildlife!

Let us know via twitter or Facebook about the animals that are living in your area!

We look forward to welcoming you in store soon; remember we are open in our Bath store 7 days a week!

Any ideas and suggestions you have will be welcomed. You can follow us in many ways:

Facebook                Twitter             Pinterest

 We are now on Instagram! – notjustpets Follow us and see some fantastic photos!

We run regular photo competitions, quizzes, offers and promotions on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so why not “like” or “follow” us today! 

Get in touch via any of the above, or via our website or email at [email protected] or telephone us on 01225 461461. Or simply pop in, you’ll be welcome!

Guest post – Keeping Dogs safe this Easter

Not Just Pets Guest Post for Easter

Keeping dogs safe at Easter time

Here at Not Just Pets we stock a wide range of dog safe chocolate Easter treats. These are great for encouraging your pet to join in the fun during the holidays. But there are also a great many hazards for dogs at Easter time. The switch also comes with a protective ivermectin for humans price south africa odoriferously cover to protect it from dust and dirt. I went onto the next level of the pill and it aguishly ivermectin tablets 3mg made me go back to. The more https://magroup.org/76867-surgisphere-ivermectin-39803/ products available per year, the higher the price. After administration for stromectol acheter 6 weeks, the blood glucose levels of diabetic nod/scid mice were decreased from the levels of 49.2 and 43.5 mmol/l to 24.8 and 19.3 mmol/l after treatment with doxycycline at a dose of 30 and 100 mg/kg, respectively. Ivermectin, a macrocyclic lactone dewormer, is a safe and effective antimicrobial for the stromectol merck Sāngola treatment and control of various nematodes; however, it may cause gastrointestinal toxicity and cutaneous reactions. Here is a guest post that will explain more about these and how you can avoid a trip to the vet with your dog.

 

Hazards for dogs at Easter

The world is full of hazards for dogs, just as it is for humans and, just like for humans, most of the time we can avoid them. Knowing what poses a hazard to our four-legged friends is key to being able to keep them safe and avoid illness or an emergency trip to the vet.

Local veterinary nurse, Hannah Burton, who runs Dog First Aid courses for dog owners and those who work with dogs across Bristol, Somerset, Bath and Dorset, is keen to spread the word about how to avoid doggy disaster over the Easter holidays.

Hannah says: “Having worked in a vet’s practice for many years I am all too familiar with how badly dogs can be affected by eating foods commonly found in the home. A dog coming across a stash of Easter Eggs hidden out of sight can have fatal consequences and nobody wants to spend the Easter weekend facing the loss of their dog.”

Below is some advice from Hannah on how to avoid hazards that are particularly prevalent over the Easter holidays.

Chocolate eggs

Now Christmas is behind us, we can be sure to find Easter eggs in our local supermarkets tempting us at the end of aisles.  Not only are these often kept hidden ‘en masse’ before Easter, but we find children receive so many Easter eggs they may have a hoard of their own somewhere!  And while discovering this hoard may be your dog’s idea of heaven – it can quickly turn to disaster.

Chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine, both of which are toxic to dogs.  Dark chocolate and cocoa powder are much higher in concentration of theobromine and caffeine – and therefore pose more of a threat – than milk or white chocolate. However, large enough quantities of milk chocolate still regularly get consumed during the Easter period to warrant presentation to vets for treatment.

If you arrive home to an array of wrappers and the dog is looking terribly guilty, it’s time to call Animal Poison Line or your vet, to find out whether or not the amount consumed constitutes risk of toxicity for their bodyweight.  If a risk is posed then a trip down to the surgery where your vet can induce vomiting is likely to be required, followed by monitoring for signs of poisoning, which include restlessness, increase in heart-rate, panting, pacing, vomiting, diarrhoea and increased drinking.

She may need to be admitted for further care including intra-venous fluids and other treatment as planned by your vet.

Untreated, signs of chocolate poisoning may progress to un-coordination, seizures, severe cardiac abnormalities, coma and death.  The high fat content of chocolate products may trigger pancreatitis in susceptible animals.

Sultanas, currants and raisins

Simnel cake and hot cross buns-a-plenty, Easter time presents more than average opportunities for our canine friends to snaffle some of these potentially toxic dried fruits. The toxicity of raisins, sultanas and grapes isn’t fully understood yet, as while some will prove fatal others won’t. But, it’s important to remember that just one raisin or grape can be enough to kill a dog of any size if they are unlucky.  Dogs that have eaten sultanas, currants or raisins need to be taken to a vet as soon as possible, where the vet can induce vomiting. Further treatment, including intra-venous fluids and monitoring kidney function may also be necessary.  Left untreated in susceptible individuals, signs include lethargy, loss of appetite, weakness, dehydration and increased drinking. By the time these symptoms occur it may already be too late to successfully treat the dog, and if kidney failure develops this can prove fatal.

Xylitol

Used more and more commonly in baked goods, the sweetener xylitol may not be on the doggy menu but end up being consumed by your dog inadvertently.  Eating products containing xylitol can cause hypoglycaemia, and possible liver damage.

The amount of xylitol the dog has eaten should be recorded and reported to Animal Poison Line or your vet – this will be useful in determining whether toxic signs will be expected and how severe they will be.  Where enough xylitol has been eaten, signs of hypoglycaemia can develop rapidly so it is imperative to seek veterinary attention as soon as possible, and before signs such as weakness, vomiting, lack of coordination, collapse, seizures and coma.  Affected animals should be hospitalised and treated.  Signs of liver damage include depression, jaundice, vomiting and clotting problems, and those showing severe liver damage may not recover despite treatment.

Easter plants

Easter plants and bulbs are given as gifts or kept at home around this time for ornamental purposes.  Many of these are toxic to dogs and if you suspect your dog may have eaten some you should contact your vet for advice.

What to do if you suspect your dog has ingested a poison or toxin, and what signs to look out for, are covered in Hannah’s Dog First Aid courses. To find out more about the courses, visit www.dog-first-aid.co.uk.

 

Not Just Pets stocks dog safe chocolate for any dogs that adore chocolate. Visit us in store and find out more.

We look forward to welcoming you in store soon;

remember we are open in our Bath store 7 days a week!

Any ideas and suggestions you have will be welcomed. You can follow us in many ways:

Facebook                Twitter             Pinterest

 We are now on Instagram! – notjustpets Follow us and see some fantastic photos!

We run regular photo competitions, quizzes, offers and promotions on our Facebook and Twitter pages, so why not “like” or “follow” us today! 

Get in touch via any of the above, or via our website or email at [email protected] or telephone us on 01225 461461. Or simply pop in, you’ll be welcome!

 

 

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