On these dangerous days, we limit the amount of time our doggy daycare dogs are outside.. We go out for about 5-10 minutes and then come back in to the air conditioning. As always there is always plenty of water in all of the play rooms and we make sure everyone is getting enough water!
Many people have asked me what to do if their dog has heat stroke.
Signs of Heat Stroke The following signs may indicate heat stroke in a dog: Increased rectal temperature (over 104° requires action, over 106° is a dire emergency) Vigorous panting Dark red gums Tacky or dry mucus membranes (specifically the gums) Lying down and unwilling (or unable) to get up Collapse and/or loss of consciousness Thick saliva Dizziness or disorientation
What to do if You Suspect Heat Stroke If you have even the slightest suspicion that your dog is suffering from heat stoke, you must take immediate action. First, move your dog out of the heat and away from the sun right away. Begin cooling your dog by placing cool, wet rags or washcloths on the body - especially the foot pads and around the head. DO NOT use ice or very cold water! Extreme cold can cause the blood vessels to constrict, preventing the body's core from cooling and actually causing the internal temperature to further rise. In addition, over-cooling can cause hypothermia, introducing a host of new problems. When the body temperature reaches 103°, stop cooling. Offer your dog cool water, but do not force water into your dog's mouth. Call or visit your vet right away - even if your dog seems better. Internal damage might not be obvious to the naked eye, so an exam is necessary (and further testing may be recommended).
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Roscoe (in the picture) is one of the puppies that comes to doggie daycare a few times per week. Roscoe runs in the front door and is so excited to to see all of his doggy friends! He can be seen hanging out in the Canine Cove…. But we think he will soon be graduating to Waggers Way.
Have a great weekend!
Have a great night.
Have a good day!
Yesterday we did a fun contest on our Facebook page. I picked some of the most common dog names that we have, and asked everyone to add up how many of each name we have in the computer. I put the contest up before I added up the numbers, and I was even shocked at how many of some of the names we have. I put some of the results below.
Bella – 38
Jack – 24
Lucy – 51
Stella – 24
Lola – 26
Bailey – 26
Kinnick 2 (I just put this one in for fun)
So next time you call to make a reservation for Lucy, please make sure to use their last name
Have a good night.
Many of you have asked us to add another doggy daycare webcam for the Canine Cove. Placing webcams is always so hard, we really want to show you the entire room, but are so limited by where there is power and internet connections. I hope everyone enjoys the new Canine Cove camera! You can watch it on PamperedPoochPlayground.com or on “Pooch Vision” on the iPhone, Droid and Blackberry devices.
This past week we were shooting some video clips of our doggy daycare and hotel guests! I just edited it together and we are proud to present the latest Pampered Pooch Playground music video… It’s a Good Night @ the PPP. Enjoy!
It’s a Good Night @ PPP from keithppp on Vimeo.
Today on Roxy’s 9 days of Christmas, we have the popular Mimi Green collars. These collars are the newest edition to our collection! All Mimi Green collars are 10% off until december 24th.
Day 1 - 10% off all Bella Bean Collars
Day 3- Zukes treats – $1 off
Day 4- Barkology clothing- $5 off
Day 5 - Poop Bags – $6/box
Day 6- Mimi Green collars – 10% off