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Join Us At Pet Fiesta!

Join Us At Pet Fiesta!

For those local to the NOVA area, please join us this Saturday, 10-4, at the Pet Fiesta in Reston! 

From pups to pros, all are invited! OLÉ! 

DIY Simple Dog Crate Cover & Toy Bucket

Nice!

Be Careful of the Heat: Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs

Spring is here and it is acting more like SUMMER.  It is going to be 90 degrees today!  Each spring we send out our heat stroke signs email.  When it is hot the best thing to do is get to your dogs as early as possible.  Dogs do not tolerate heat well.

When you walk your dogs, walk them in the shade and carry water with you. Give the dogs shelter and lots of water. And don’t forget to drink plenty of water yourself.

Watch dog’s paws on hot surfaces, again, seek shady places to walk, stay close to client’s home, bring water for you and your dog charges. Please review these signs of Heat Stroke.

Early Stages of Heat-Stroke in Animals: 

  • Heavy panting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Excessive drooling
  • Bright red gums and tongue
  • Standing 4-square, posting or spreading out in an attempt to maintain balance.

Advanced Stages:

  • White or blue gums
  • Lethargy, unwillingness to move
  • Uncontrollable urination or defecation
  • Labored, noisy breathing
  • Shock 


If your dog begins to exhibit signs of heatstroke, you should immediately try to cool the dog down: 

 

  • Apply rubbing alcohol to the dog’s paw pads
  • Apply ice packs to the groin area
  • Hose down with water.
  • Allow the dog to lick ice chips or drink a small amount of water
  • Offer Pedialyte to restore electrolytes

If only spring would get here faster.

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Springtime has begun to arrive to most areas, or is right around the corner. You’ve successfully lead your dog(s) through a hearty, happy winter full of fun games and healthy food. Now, spring arrives, offering both benefits and dangers to your canine companions. By following a few simple guidelines, you can help ensure that Rover has an even more enjoyable spring, as the two (or three, or more!) or you head out into the great outdoors…

Read my full article on dog healthcare tips for spring on FeathersFinsAndFur.com


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You might think that a few laps around the block is enough for a “good walk” when it comes to your pet dog. However, there is a proper way on how to do it. A walk might just be a short 30 minute morning or afternoon ritual for you and your pet, but it really means a lot to them. They get to spend time with you plus they get to go outside and explore the world. A walk is something exciting to them, so doing it properly will not only make it more enjoyable for them, it’ll also keep them safe.

How to Give your Dog a Proper Walk
Here are a few tips on how to properly walk your dog.

Use a good leash

Some people think that any leash will work, as long as you can get a hold of your dog and it has enough space to move, it will work. However, there are…

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Dog Anatomy vs. Human Anatomy

some facts for your Thursday!

Dog Anatomy Infographic
Dog Anatomy graphic created by Matt Beswick for Pet365.

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We’re back and Spring is in the air!

Hopefully while we were away you all keep in fetching good shape. If not, we are here to help you get your pep back in your step, shake off winter’s bone, and start chasing those pesky squirrels out of the bird feeder. What’s New?

We have update our Services section, so please check it out, and don’t forget to Get Life on a New Leash!

Stop sitting and staying; now fetch!

We apologize for the delay! Please stand by.

We are currently going through some changes, but when we return, it will be in full force and swing! In the meantime, enjoy this video

Happy New Year!

What is everyone’s resolutions for this new year?

Merry Christmas Everyone!