“The Best Doggy Day Care I’ve seen”
On Thursday 26th January 2017 we had a visit from Ann- Marie the Animal Welfare Officer from Sevenoaks District Council.
Glenn, Nikki, Naomi ,Sarah and 8 dogs were on site on Thursday this also included Dotty(Cockerpoo Puppy) who enjoyed her very first day at Happy Tails. Ann Marie got to see exactly what a day at Happy Tails was like!
Ann – Marie loved our site and what we do she also quoted that Happy Tails is-
“The best Doggy Day Care I’ve seen“
Our dedicated team both at the field and behind the scenes make our company what it is. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our staff for their hard work and dedication. We would also like to personally thank all our loyal customers who have chosen Happy Tails as their day care service!
We love what we do at Happy Tails and look forward to carrying on this service!
A Happy and Healthy Start To 2017
First of all I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and are set for the New Year!
In this Blog we have decided to share some of our top tips to how you can insure your dog has the best start to 2017!
- Vaccinations – Start the year of the right way by insuring all vaccinations are up to date or find out what vaccinations are due this year.
- Pet Proof your home – It’s important to make sure your home is pet friendly. Be especially careful at this time of year as new Christmas presents tend to be left out, this means there is new things for your dog to explore and even chew. So make sure all your lovely new presents are properly put away! DON’T FORGET THE CHOCOLATE!
- Exercise – Getting into a routine at the start of the year will be the best way to insure you stay in your routine! A short walk a day will not only help your dogs weight but also will help to fight arthritis and diabetes.
- The right diet – Finding the right diet is key for a healthy and happy life. We work with Mcadams, they are the only meat free food made using whole British free range chicken from ethical farms across the UK. You can check out Mcadams website from this link, http://mcadamspetfoods.com/
- Stimulating your dogs Brain- It’s important to insure your dog gets the right amount of exercise but your dogs brain is just as important. To help stimulate your dogs brain you can simply supply them with interactive toys or perhaps teach them a new trick! Agility training is a great way to insure your dog gets physically healthy and also keeps there brain sharp and stimulated!
If your working schedule is getting in the way of time with your dog or your worried about leaving your dog at home all day on there own then consider sending your dog to Day Care. Here at Happy Tails we pride our self on offering a service that fits in around your day to day life! For more information please feel free to contact us!
Dangers to your dog at Christmas!
First of all I would like to wish you all A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!
With Christmas just around the corner, things can sometimes get a little hectic and we can forget some of the dangers to our pets! In this blog we are going to highlight some of the dangers that can be around at this time of year!
- Chocolate ! If your anything like my household at this time of year your house will be full of lovely chocolate treats. However chocolate is not a treat for our dogs! Chocolate especially Dark it is extremely poisonous to dogs as it contains theobromine which is toxic. Make sure you keep an eye on them hanging chocolates on the tree this year! PS Watch the advent calender’s too!
- Tinsel & Decorations ! As pretty and lovely as all our Christmas decs look, they can be a danger as dogs can get tangled up within tinsel or try and eat them this can cause issues as they may cause blockage in the intestine. Keep an eye out for your dogs around the tree and house this time of year.
- Turkey Bones ! The meal of the year that everyone looks forward to, It’s Key that you clear away your left over Turkey Bones properly. Cooked bones can splinter, this means if they are consumed by your dog they may puncture your dogs stomach and cause infection.
- Christmas Tree’s ! Don’t worry you can still put your tree up as most tree’s have low toxicity levels but they may cause gastrointestinal upset (it’s very mild) this may cause vomiting or diarrhea. Pine needles are another one to watch as they can get stuck in paws and cause irritation! To insure your dog stays happy this Christmas vacuum daily and keep an eye on what there doing around your tree.
- Alcohol ! This festive time of the year tends to mean the Brandy bottles have been brought out of hiding and the Prosecco bottles are flying off the shelf! As much as we all enjoy a nice drink over Christmas our dogs have a low tolerance to alcohol! Like humans it can damage their liver. Make sure your glass isn’t left unattended this Christmas!
Other Food To Be Aware Of-
- Blue Cheese – Be careful when your enjoying your cheese boards!
- Fruit Cake
- Mince Pies – Make sure Santa gets his mince pies and not your dog!
- Grapes & Raisins
I hope these tips help you keep your Dog safe this Christmas! You can always find more information on Dangers to your pets by googling certain foods or speaking to your vet!
Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!
Love the Happy Tails Team x
Welcome to Happy Tails First Blog Post!
This blog aims to provide you with tips and tricks to make life at home with your dog that little bit easier! You can also see what day to day life is like at Happy Tails Doggy Day Care Center. My name is Shannon and I work for Happy Tails as the social media and digital marketing specialist! I have a love for dogs and social media so I have decided to combine both my loves and create this Blog. I hope this blog will be of some interest to yourself and you will be able to take away some helpful ideas or tricks!I have an 8 year old Shih Tzu called Taffy. I think he has clearly spent to much time watching me work and thought he would give it a go himself!