KEEP YOUR PET COOL THIS SUMMER

With the start of daylight savings and the summer season upon us, we are all eager to venture outside and enjoy the great outdoors with our dogs.

While summer outdoors can be loads of fun be sure to take steps to protect your dog from heat stroke. Whether going for a walk, a ride in the car, or just playing out in the yard, the heat can be harmful and lead to heat stroke or even worse more serious conditions such as a stroke or cardiac arrest.

Learn more on identifying the signs of heat stroke and how to keep your furry friend cool and safe this summer.

Understand the causes

Any hot environment can cause heat stroke in dogs, but the most common cause is a careless action by a pet owner, such as leaving a dog in a car or...

SHAPE UP AND BEAT THE BULGE

Though you may think nothing of your pet’s extra weight, overweight pet's is an increasing problem. Obesity in animals can cause a variety of health-related issues and may even shorten the lifespan of your beloved pet. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to become informed on the issue and find a healthy way to get your pet’s weight back on track.

How do Pets Become Overweight?

Pets become overweight for a variety of reasons, including consuming too many calories, not enough exercise, feeding too frequently or consuming table scraps!

Treats can also contribute to the problem with many dog and cat owners over treating their pets with multiple treats per day.

Nature vs. Nurture

Most pets are always happy to eat...

It is critical your dog has access to clean water at all times! They should drink the equivalent of 20% of their total weight so having plenty of water available is critical to keep them hydrated.

Water Fountains

There are automatic water fountains for dogs that prefer running water. Check out the DOGIT range of water fountains for free flowing water.

Stainless Steel Dog Bowls

Stainless steel dog bowls are the way to go with puppies or dogs that like to chew things as they won’t be able to chew a stainless steel bowl - some of the best stainless steel bowls have a rubber ante slip substance on the bottom to stop the bowl from sliding around the place.

Ceramic Dog Bowls

Ceramic dog bowls are also a great option as they...

Torus Bowl Review
I’m always on the lookout for new and innovative products, so when Heyrex contacted me and asked if I would be interested in testing out their new water bowl Torus, that not only acted as a sealable container but also a self dispensing filtered water bowl, I couldn’t wait to try it!

The Product
The Torus bowl ($59.95) is a self replenishing water bowl that has a in-built reservoir and carbon filter system, that removes debris and impurities in the water. It can hold up to 2 Litres of water in the hidden reservoir built into the bowl, allowing your dog access to a fresh supply of water for up to two days (based on average water intake requirements for dogs).

The bowl itself is made out of tough, durable...

We all know how important water is for ourselves, but it’s just as essential for our pets. Their bodies are made up of approximately 70% water, which helps regulate body temperature and provide cushioning support for joints and internal organs. It also helps digest food, transport nutrients, eliminate waste, and allow salts and other electrolytes to pass through their system. 

For these reasons, it’s important to provide your pet with access to fresh water at all times – especially during the warmer months, as animals can lose fluids through panting or sweating, and water sources also evaporate more rapidly. Your pet will need more water if you’re feeding it dry food, which only contains about 7% water, compared to canned wet food,...