Can you believe we are in June already - what a weird year it has been so far. But we are very excited to be announcing our next Dog of the Month....
Tsubaki, the beautiful Husky, is our lucky June Dog of the Month. Congratulations!
This sweet girl is currently enjoying her second post operative rehabilitation care stay with us, as she recovers from her second TPLO surgery.
Being able to offer our post operative care is something we love being able to do and meeting beautiful pooches like Tsubaki along the way make it so worth it.
Be sure to keep an eye out for her upcoming posts and progress of her recovery.
We understand that one of the scariest parts of going on holiday is having to leave your dog in the care of someone else, especially if they have special medical needs.
Part of our care includes our Advanced Medical Needs option, which allows us to accommodate guests regardless of what medical requirements they have.
With Doggy Doaters attending to our guests 365 days of the year and a manager living on site, we can attend to any guests 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
This includes our diabetic guests who require insulin to be administered 12 hours apart and epileptic guests who also require their medication every 12 hours.
Our dedicated team of Doggy Doaters are trained to administer all types of medication, including oral tablets and liquids, ear and eye ointments and injections.
We also welcome any extra professional care to come and visit your dog whilst in our care, this can include (but is not limited to) bowen therapy, red light therapy and massages. Our K9 Limousine service also means that your pooch can be transported, in style of course, to any appointments they may require during their stay.
With our Luxury facilities and experienced staff, you can be assured that no matter what your dog's medical needs are whilst they are on holidays, that they will be attended to with love whilst on holidays at We Love Dogs Resort.
One of the scariest parts of dog ownership is when our beloved pooch becomes ill and in some circumstances needs surgery.
With the growing demand from our customers to assist in these situations, our Post Operative Rehabilitation Care came about.
Using our amazing 7 Star Luxury Suites, we are able to accommodate guests at any stage of their post operative rehabilitation. Some guests that we have cared for following surgery include TPLO and ACL surgeries, spinal surgery, open wound recoveries and broken bones.
Our Rehabilitation and Special Needs Suites have been designed to give our team control of how much space guest's can have access to during their recovery. For guests coming straight out of surgery who need restricted movement, our small recovery rooms offer the perfect, relaxing environment. With a TV and heating and cooling to keep them comfortable, our Doggy Doaters are able to take the guests out for their short leash walks ( as approved by their attending vet) and return them safely back into their room to relax and recover. As they move through their recovery and may be allowed more area to move in between, we can open up to our small recovery outside, undercover court yard areas to help build up strength and mobility.
Our K9 Limousine service offers the easiest and most comfortable way for your recovering pooch to travel. We are able to collect from your home or the vet clinic that the surgery has taken place at. We pride ourselves on our strong and open communication with both your regular vet and also the vet that has conducted your dog's surgery (should these be different) and are able to return your dog to their clinic at anytime should a check up be required. We also like to keep communication open with you as their owner to keep you up to date with any changes should this be your wishes.
With our K9 Limousine service, we are also able to transport your dog to any post operative rehabilitation services and also welcome these services to the Resort should they need to work on your dog whilst they are with us. This includes, but is not limited to, hydro therapy, bowen therapy, red light therapy and massage.
All of our Doggy Doaters are trained in all areas of medication administration and post operative care which includes:
A very special part of our Doggy Doater's role is to be able to care for our Golden Oldie guests as they enter their 'golden' years of life. We offer care and accommodation for any breed and size guest who are in their senior years.
This is a job that we are honored to be able to do and understand what a hard time it can be to leave your oldie when you have to travel.
With 24 hour care you can be sure your 'Golden Oldie' will be given the highest level of attention and love whilst enjoying their holiday with us.
We offer easy to access low line bedding for those suffering arthritis. Movement from inside to outside through our large human size doors throughout the day is easily accessible with no ramps or stairs and comfortable bedding available throughout all areas.
Our oldies enjoy the same 7 star luxury suites as our other guests, with fully heated and cooled rooms so we can temperature control their inside space all year round. A TV to provide light background noise and of course, the love and care of our Doggy Doaters all day long.
We understand the needs of our Golden Oldies can vary and our Doggy Doaters are fully trained and equip to help in anyway they can, this includes but is not limited to assistance with mobility, getting up and down and moving around, assistance with going to the bathroom, massages and gentle walks to help those sore joints and administering medication, including oral, liquid and injections.
With assistance from the minute they arrive to the minute they depart, you can find comfort in knowing your Golden Oldie is getting the 7 star treatment they deserve whenever they come to holiday at We Love Dogs.
Want to keep your pooch included in the Easter fun this weekend? Why not get together with the kids (big and little kids!) and make some yummy Easter Biscuit Dog Treats?!
What you will need:
1 and ¼ Cups Rice Flour
2 Free Range Eggs
2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
¼ cup Whole Wheat Flour
Want to decorate with icing?
Natural Food Coloring
Time to cook!
Crazy to believe we are already coming around to celebrating Easter. The Easter Eggs and Hot Cross Buns are out in full at the supermarkets and nearly all of us will be spending this long weekend at home with our pets.
Although of all of these extra yummy treats are delicious for us to enjoy, it's very important to remember they are not safe for our pets. Dogs and Cats alike are very good at sniffing out treats hidden on the bench or some have even worked out how to get into the cupboards. So be sure to remember the toxic foods that MUST be hidden away where your pets can't reach them.
The sturdy, confident Jack Russell is a breed everyone knows. They date back to as early as the mid 1800’s where they were used as a hunting dog for small game, ideal for foxes as they were able to dig into their dens. Their name originates from a minister, name Rev. John Russell.
As they became so popular as working dogs, the Jack Russell Terrier Association of America, in 2003, changed their name to the Parsons Russell Terrier Association of America, from this time onward the working line of Terriers was known as the Jack Russell whilst the American show Terriers were known as the Parsons Russell Terrier (longer legged Jack Russell)
Today, they are great little family pets who always provide plenty of entertainment. They come in a smooth or rough coat in varying colours, breed standard states white should be the predominate colour with at least 51% of the coat being white with a mixture of either black or brown markings and in some rare cases brindle markings have been recorded. Both the smooth and rough coats are easy to groom and maintain with regular brushing and bathing only when needed.
From their past blood lines, the Jack Russell Terriers of today are a fearless breed. As with all dogs, if raised correctly around young children and other dogs they are great within the family. Being a strong-minded breed, they require a pack leader from day one to avoid any small dog syndrome issues. Training and boundaries need to be set and followed from a young age to avoid destructive and aggressive behaviours – which are a known trait of unruly Jack Russell’s. Daily exercise is a must, to help burn their physical and mental energy. They are known to be great jumpers so if their needs aren’t met, they may just take themselves off on their own adventure to explore and keep themselves busy.
Although a great little dog, the Jack Russell is not just for everyone and thrive in a balanced environment where they are part of the family but not the boss of the family.
The Papillon, also known as the Continental Toy Spaniel, is a small spaniel type dog originating from France & Belgium. Their history dates as far back as the 1500’s, using appearances in art to track when they first began to appear.
The name Papillon is actually the French word for “butterfly”, as their ears and long fringed hair on them appear like a butterfly.
Papillons have a single-coated fur so they do well in the heat, however they tend to feel the cold! Their coats come in many different colours, some of which are white & black, white & Lemon, white & sable, tri colour, red, brown & white and fawn & white just to name a few. They are small dogs, weighing between 3 – 4 kilograms for the females and 3.5 – 4.5 kilograms for the males, standing no taller than 20 – 28 centimeters.
The Papillon, has a life expectancy from anywhere between 12 – 15 years.
Papillon’s are smart and social dogs, they love to play, are great with children and people in general, but benefit from being socialised very early on in life. They are very adventurous dogs with high energy levels that require plenty of mental and physical stimulation. But they are also very happy to snuggle up and be lap dogs too!
Can you see one of these little guys fluttering into your life?
Did you know that dogs can get Diabetes?
That’s correct - just like us humans, dogs too can develop Diabetes.
One of the common causes for Diabetes in dogs is obesity. Many dogs on a high fat diet are prone to contracting Pancreatitis which can then lead in the future to Diabetes.
Dogs can also develop a resistance to insulin when they are diagnosed with diseases like Cushings Disease or when they use long term medications like Prednisolone, which is a form of steroid. Female dogs, like women, can even develop Gestational Diabetes.
Know the signs:
There are many signs that your dog may have Diabetes.
Once under control, managing Diabetes in dogs is relatively easy. They are required to have insulin injections 12 hours apart, after they finish their meal. It is really important to ensure that your dog is on a diet with lots of nutrients and to make sure that you leave them plenty of water. As hard as it might be, diabetic dogs cannot have treats between meals, so no giving into their puppy dog eyes when preparing dinner! And if you can’t resist treats should be in the form of something healthy like cucumber and be given at meal time, feeding away from their insulin injection times can alter their sugar levels.
It is really important to be able to tell the signs of a sugar high or a sugar low and it is great to invest in a machine where you can test their blood sugars on a regular basis.
It is also really important to find a vet that is well educated in Animal Diabetes, there are even some vets who specialise solely in Animal Diabetes.
But one thing you can be certain of is that when holidaying, your dog will get the best level of care at We Love Dogs Kennel Resort, as we offer 7 star luxury accommodation for special medical needs, including the care of diabetic guests and with a manager living on site, insulin and other medications can be administered at any times required.
There are two types of Cocker Spaniel. The English and American. Our lucky Dog of the Month, Billie our Cocker Spaniel mix is of the English descent.
The English Cocker Spaniel is one of the oldest spaniels known. Centuries ago when Spaniels were used as working dogs in England, the varying breeds were divided up into 7 different breeds:
Being a Spaniel, Cockers are great gun hunting dogs and are able to work through tough grounds, both wet and dry. They are very gentle whilst working and are great at flushing and retrieving for their human.
The name ‘Cocker’ comes from the bird called a ‘Woodcock’, a type of bird this breed was very well known for flushing out.
The English Cocker Spaniel is a compact, medium sized dog. They come in a variety of colours including solid and multi colours consisting of black, liver, red and white. They can also be seen in ‘roan’ variations, known as ‘parti colour’
Professional and regular grooming is a must for the Cocker Spaniel. Their long ears and feathers love to pick up anything from along the ground they can and can hold a lot of water during the cooler months. Due to thick fur on their ears they can be prone to infections and also holding grass seeds.
The Cocker Spaniel today is a lovable little dog that loves to be part of the family. If socialised well from a young age they love to be around other dogs. Being working dogs they are a breed that requires plenty of exercise to keep both their mind busy and avoid unnecessary weight gain.
The average life expectancy of a healthy Cocker Spaniel is 12 – 15 years.
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