Sandy Pawz Dog House Newsletter – May 2015

Mar 9, 2016 |
Sandy Pawz Dog House May 2015 Newsletter
As the days get warmer our dogs are more likely to develop hot spots.  Hot spots can develop from flea bites, allergies, skin disease, lack of grooming, and not being dried thoroughly.  Hot spots are usually devoid of hair, and they can be painful, swollen, and often have an odor.  They are most commonly seen in dogs with thick coats that have dead hair trapped next to the skin.  The dog will usually scratch and lick at the area bothering him/her, causing the hot spot.  You can treat a hot spot with a topical antiobiotic like Vetericyn or if you’re unsure, see your vet.
Tip of the Month
This is the time of year when dogs start to blow their coat, or in other words, shed.  Depending on the type of dog, you may see big tufts of hair coming off your dog and lots of hair all over your floors.  If you’d rather not sweep or vacuum your floors multiple times a day, you can get your dog a deshed.  A deshed will take 75% to 80% of the dead hair off the dog so it won’t end up on your floors.  A deshed  will also help keep your dog cooler and help avoid hot spots.  This is also an option if you’re considering a haircut because the dog has so much hair, but you don’t want to lose the length.  Both long hair and short hair dogs can benefit from a deshed.
Pet of the Month
Penny Warren is a Cockapoo who comes to us for daycare, grooming, and training.  She is a sweetheart that is always happy to play with everyone, big or small, two-footed or four-footed.  Penny’s good friends include Cooper (a German Shepherd), Henry (a Maltipoo), Oliver (a Goldendoodle) and Roxie (a Terrier mix).
Training Tip…”What Would Sandy Say?”
If you don’t lead your dog, your dog will lead you, and the results are rarely good.  If you don’t establish and clearly enforce the rules for your dog, there’s a good chance that he/she will take over.  Many people don’t know this or don’t know how to establish and enforce the rules firmly and fairly.  This often results in undersirable behaviors including snapping.  One thing that you can do to establish that you’re in charge is make your dog work for everything.  This is as easy as asking your dog to sit before he/she gets fed, gets to go outside, gets attention, before he/she gets anything.  This will help establish you as the leader.  If you have questions about how to be the leader or if you’re pretty sure that the dog has already taken over, give us a call at 760-739-7299.
Check It out
Check out our Paws Apparel for people.  We have hats, sweatshirts, vests, socks, aprons, and t-shirts in various styles and colors while supplies last.
Recent Obedience Graduates
Bella Wettstein–Beginning Obedience
Thumper Allen–Beginning Obedience
Lexie Cox–Beginning Obedience
Melvin Kinney–Beginning Obedience
Quote of the Month
“Our perfect companions never have fewer than four feet.” Colette
And don’t forget to book your boarding at Sandy Pawz Dog House summer is coming!  Mothers Day, Fathers Day, Garduations, Weddings and Vacations all are coming fast, make sure you book your pets vacation at SPDH
HAve a greta month and thank you for your sbusiness and support

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