Mushroom Death Traps!

by Pet Fashionista on July 4, 2013

fungi2Summer is a great time to spend outdoors with your dogs, but you must be careful of potential hazards to your pet. The other day I was taking our newest addition, Peanut for a walk and he just loves to sniff around and eat everything. I noticed a lot of our neighbours had poisonous mushrooms growing on their lawns. We live in a wooded area so they are bound to be around, ensuring your pet doesn’t take a big bite is of the utmost importance.

If you aren’t sure if a mushroom or any shrub is poisonous my best advice is to stay away! Untreated ingestion of even a small portion of a poisonous mushroom can cause liver injury and failure. If you feel your pet has licked or eaten anything that could be potentially dangerous I would reccommend taking him or her to the vet immediatedaly. Better safe than sorry!

Most common treatments for any ingestion of toxic mushrooms or plants is to induce vomiting and give activated charcoal to save your precious furry baby. Play safe this summer and enjoy the company of your pet!

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Teaching your Pooch to Lay Down

by Pet Fashionista on November 15, 2012

Teaching your dog the hand signal down is great because it helps teach your pooch to lay down or to ask him to get down off of something. It is also a great way to start pointing in teaching your dog how to roll over!

This gesture is very simple, just hold your hand with your palm facing down towards with ground and accompany with saying down, lay down, off or whatever word you usually use. If your pooch isn’t understanding from the hand signal alone, move your palm down towards the floor to show him where to go.

 

 

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Hand Signal #2 – Bring!

November 10, 2012

This is definitely the one to learn so you can play a fun game of fetch! I don’t know about you but whenever I am in the dog park I can hear fellow dog parents shrieking “Bring it here! Bring your toy here!” And usually their furry little one is running around and definitely not [...]

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This Week Learn the 5 Essential Hand Signals in Dog Training!

November 4, 2012

I love PetSugar.com they always have great tips and advice about all animals, it is an excellent resource for information about dogs, cats or whatever your pet may be. This past week they had a great piece about the 5 essential hand signals to teach your dog. Over the next few days I will share each [...]

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Soxy Sox! A dog’s best friend

April 5, 2012

So we got Soxy Paws a few months ago and the reaction was amazing! All our furry pals loved them Recently Diesel slid down the stairs and dislocated his patella, we are so fortunate that it was nothing serious and he has healed and is doing very well. However, we re – discovered the importance of [...]

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Tender Tummy Biscuits

February 25, 2012

Great for recovering from holiday over-indulgence (or just plain old general overindulgence, for that matter). Use free-range chicken if at all possible. Ingredients: 1 cup brewed chamomile tea 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 cup cooked white rice 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped 1/2 cup cottage cheese 1 cup chicken, [...]

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Has Your Doggy Got the Runs?

January 4, 2012

This winter season like us mummy and daddy’s our little furry ones also get the flu or tummy bugs. Here are a few home remedies to ensure your doggy can go to the bathroom comfortably. Afternoon Snack: Ingredients: 1/2 apple plain yogurt or pumpkin puree Peel and chop the apple into small bite size pieces [...]

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7 Tips to Happy Training

November 7, 2011

Everyday can seem like a constant battle to get your dog to sit, lie down or just stop barking. Training should essentially start when your dog is a puppy so they can grow with discipline and love. An unruly puppy gets to grow to be an unruly dog in the park . Here are 10 [...]

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Halloween is almost here!

October 23, 2011

I cannot believe it is almost Halloween! I hope everyone got some cute and sassy costumes for their dogs! Remember to be safe out there and don’t forget that dogs can get scared with all the noise from fireworks so keep them safe at home; especially if you are going to leave your dog unsupervised. [...]

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New at Poochalicious: Louisdog!

September 13, 2011

I am so excited to announce the launch of Louisdog at Poochalicious. It truly is ‘Haute Couture’ for your pooch. Louisdog has introduced luxury lifestyle products for our beloved pets. Using only the finest materials and embellishments Louisdog’s array of bold couture clothing for your pet will leave you wanting more. Poochalicious carries everything from [...]

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