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Pet Owners Prepare for Winter

Pet owners go above and beyond to prepare their dogs for wintertime.

Facts reported by Safe-T-Pets, company that manufactures a salt and chloride-free ice melt designed not to irritate animals paws and stomaches.

  • One in four owners of small-breed dogs fear that their pet might get stuck in snow
  • 23% of owners allow indoor bathroom breaks for their pets during the winter months
  • Almost 40% clear a path in the snow just for their pets
  • More than 1/3 of pets are dressed in winter clothing during outdoor potty breaks
  • More than 2/3 of owners worry most about keeping their pets warm during the winter

What time of the day is BEST to walk your dog

There are many factors that you should consider when deciding on the best time to walk your dog: your pet’s age, your age, your work schedule, children’s schedule, weather & I’m sure there are more!

Simple. Make time & don’t base it on when YOU have time.

 

Walk your dog when you are not feeling rushed! Dogs can sense your emotions & maybe going on that walk will help you relax too!  Setting aside a minimum of 20 minutes a few times a week could do wonders for almost anyone. If you can’t fit it in then consider replacing it with doggie daycare. Yes, your dog would love to walk with its owner but I guarantee a day of doggie daycare will also be an excellent way to give it some exercise!

Why doggie daycare – DayPlays are fun, educational & relaxing

Queen of Paws doggie caycare services are designed to get your pet in an environment where play, exercise and social interaction are the key components during his/her stay here. Being at home alone most of the day while you are away could leave any pet longing for some activity & fun. Let us give your pet the treat of some exercise and other 4-legged friends while you tend to your busy schedule.

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can drop off your pet at 7am, or any time of the day. We provide 1/2 and full-day DayPlay or by the hour if you are running errands. All interacting with other 4-legged clients are with the same temperament and divided by size. We are very selective with who enrolls in our daycare for the safety of our clients and staff. Our clients also have the opportunity to their “beauty sleep” in between. We provide relaxing music throughout our spa to enhance a calmer atmosphere. 

Overall, your pet is closely monitored so that he/she is guaranteed the most enjoyable experience at Queen of Paws. We love to see those tails wagging and the expressions our clients make when they arrive!

How long should you walk your dog

Whether you take a short circle around the block or hike through the woods, focus on maintaining a good, steady pace. Get a friend and their dog to go along but make sure it’s on the same pace as you and your dog. Walking a Labrador and a Shihtzu together will not get the same out of it.

If you are really moving and have pep to your step — even for 10 minutes — it makes a big difference. I have a client that is a runner and on the weekends she takes her dog running but during the weekday because of her work schedule she is not able to so he spends his days in doggie daycare to get exercise and interaction with other dogs and humans.

Most dogs would love spend their days playing fetch or tugging a rope toy, but dogs need physical and mental stimulation to avoid boredom or unwanted behavior. Consistent walks help dogs mentally reboot.

Why is it necessary to walk your dog

I admire people who can complete a hectic day at the office, then hit the gym to exercise for an hour. For me, the perfect end to a busy day involves snuggling on the bed with Myko. Not only is it healthy for us to exercise but also for our pets.

I know from experience that a tired dog truly is a well-behaved dog. Neglecting those twice-daily walks or daycare will lead to mischief in your home. Out of sheer boredom, doggies choose naughty activities that include — but are not limited to — chewing shoes, shredding dog beds and redecorating your bedroom with toilet paper.

When you have a bored dog, that’s when you start having trouble; they get destructive.” It’s good to keep that energy burned.

A tired dog also tends to be a bit healthier. Unfortunately, pets have packed on the pounds right along with their human companions. More than half of the cats and dogs in this country are overweight or obese, according to a study by the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention (APOP). That extra girth carries an increased risk for diabetes, heart disease and several other pricey health issues no longer reserved for humans.

Cold weather dog care

Dogs can get rock salt, ice, and chemical ice treatments caught in their pawpads. To minimize damage to his/her paws, wipe them with a warm cloth when he/she comes inside. It is always a good idea to have a natural and safe anti bacterial cleanser made specifically for dogs. This will also keep her from licking the salt off his/her feet, which could cause an inflammation of his/her digestive tract. The Paw Sani-Scrub works great to kill germs and bacteria after a walk or playing outside. I highly recommend the Paw Sani-Scrub &  it is also nice to use before any service. We use it during our pedicures & keep it in stock yearly.

Do all dogs need to be walked?

There are some breeds that require a lower demand for exercise (a lower energy level). It does not mean they do not need exercise. It simply means that they can be satisfied with less exercise than some of the other breeds. All dogs need and will enjoy a nice walk with their owners. Throwing a ball or letting your dog run free at a dog park for exercise is great, but it still does not fulfill the dog’s need for a walk. It is very important that you take your dog for a daily walk where the dog is made to heel. Commands should be followed by the dog & the leader must be the human. This is a must for any dog in order to keep its mind balanced. The better shape your canine friend is in, the healthier he will be, mentally and physically.

 

 

 

 

It’s so nice to see the community of Prairie Village walking their dogs. Whether it’s cold or not dogs are being walked throughout the neighborhood or even at Franklin Park.

Why all pet owner do not walk their dogs

For many of you it may seem like a ‘no brainer’ on why and how to walk your dog. The fact is there are lots of pet owners who:

  • Don’t walk their dogs at all, or don’t do it routinely
  • Don’t make the most of the activity
  • Dread walks because their pet actually walks them, or exhibits other bad leash manners

It’s now January 2013 and time to dust off your motivation and set some new – and attainable—personal goals.

For many of us, being healthier (losing weight, eating better, getting fit) tops the list. In the spirit of resolutions—and more importantly, keeping those resolutions—we want to share a little inspiration for including your pet.
January is “National Walk Your Pet Month.”Certainly as one of Kansas’ coldest months, this could be just the extra push we all need when the days are dark and cold and the fire inside is warm and personal resolutions seem out of reach.

 

 

 

You’ve heard it before, there are a lot of reasons to walk your dog regularly, here are just a few:

  • Less behavior problems
  • Weight control
  • Mental stimulation of being outside
  • Bonding together

National Walk Your Dog Month

Title: National Walk Your Dog Month
Location: Queen of Paws Boutique & Spa, 4515 W. 90th Street, Prairie Village, KS 66207
Link out: Click here
Description: It’s now January 2013 and time to dust off your motivation and set some new – and attainable—personal goals.

For many of us, being healthier (losing weight, eating better, getting fit) tops the list. In the spirit of resolutions—and more importantly, keeping those resolutions—we want to share a little inspiration for including your pet.
Start Date: 2013-01-01
End Date: 2013-01-31

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