One of Splash and Dash for Dog’s favorite Youtube channels–The Pet Collective–has another pet parody which they call “petodies” for the Star Wars franchise, and this one has puppies. It’s called Paw Warz: The Furrce Awakens. With Disney taking over the series, and releasing a new movie last year, the pet franchise had a release of their own. This video features edits together other viral videos posted by various YouTube users for an epic parody. The video plays like a commercial promoting puppies from both side of the force, the Barkside, and the Jedogs. There are explosions, space battles, and The Pet Collective even edited lightsabers onto dogs as if they were fighting interstellar battles. This video is great for puppy fans and Star Wars fans alike.
Splash and Dash for Dogs has been a fan of Mishka–the talking Siberian Husky–for a long time. Mishka is a constant reminder of how intelligent animals and how communication from owner to dog can be more complex than just telling your dog to sit. (Say nice things to your dogs! They understand you!) Mishka is an internet viral celebrity because of her amazing vocal abilities. Most Siberian Huskies will howl when prompted, sometimes you can even get an english word or two out of them, but Mishka is pretty special. Mishka can say whole phrases and has full blown conversations with her owners and her sister Laika. It’s incredible!. The first video posted by YouTube user gardea23 was this one, Husky Dog Talking- “I Love you.” Just as the title suggests it is a video of Mishka lying on the bed and repeating the words, “I love you” when prompted by her owners. Mishka is now 14-years-old, and still talking since 2008. Mishka is a doggie that is close to our hearts here at Splash and Dash for Dogs and we hope you enjoy her videos as much as we do.
Splash and Dogs for Dogs found a cat all the way from Japan that thinks he’s the sneakiest prowler at large. YouTube user モアクリ, which translated into English is Moakuri, uploaded the video, Stalking Cat. It’s pretty darn hilarious! The video opens with Moakuri, the kitty, stepping through the doorway in super stealth mode. The camera pans over behind a dark object (probably furniture) while the owner hides, and then pans back onto the shot of Moakuri. Each time the camera pans back over to Moakuri, he is inches closer to the camera. As soon as he is in the shot, he freezes like a stalker. The expression on his face is absurd. As the video plays you watch him get closer and closer. Splash and Dash for Dogs would love to thank the Japanese and their funny stalker-kitty for uploading this one!
Splash and Dash for Dogs has found the cutest thing to hit screens since Milo and Otis first premiered in theaters. Presenting poor French Bulldog Can’t Roll Over! The video was originally posted on Funny or Die, but YouTube user John Patrick downloaded the fifty-nine seconds of pure joy and uploaded it to YouTube. The video immediately went viral in the maelstrom that is the pet related internet and we at Splash and Dash for Dogs decided to revisit it. Watch this little Frenchie roll around on his back like a helpless turtle trying get up, but he just can’t! Studies have shown that watching videos like these are actually conducive to overall healthy living so don’t feel any guilt while you stream.
Splash and Dash for Dogs gives you Lexi, the cutest and most confused, boxer in the world. The video, Good thing she’s pretty, was posted by YouTube user Lexie C. Lexie’s owner is giving her the old cup in the treat test with three different color cups. One blue. One pink. One orange. Her owner shows Lexie the treat and she gets really excited. The cups are placed upside down, and her owner pretends as if she puts the treat in each cup, but it is really placed in last cup, the orange one. Lexie is given the verbal cue to go for it, and she starts with the first blue cup which it obviously is not in. Lexi sniffs around and knocks over the second cup, but keeps sniffing without realizing it’s in the last cup. Haha! Just when it starts to get painful, Lexie finally finds her treat in third orange cup. This video was cute and the cuteness cringe finally goes away when Lexie gets the treat she deserves!
Splash and Dash for Dogs couldn’t believe our eyes when we watched this crazy special effects video posted by YouTube channel ScottDW. The video is called FLYING DOG BRINGS JOY!, and is nothing short of what the title suggests. The first few seconds of the video starts off normal–a guy in the suburbs taking his dog for a walk. Things get really ridiculous after this as the dog starts to levitate for the rest of his walk. The man dances around with some wacky dance moves that are hilarious. As the video streams we watch as dog and owner walk through a park where a woman is sunbathing. The woman looks up amazed. She asks the the man, “May I walk your dog?” The man agrees, but first tells her she must wear special sandals. He pulls the sandals out of the bag, and you will have to watch the video to see what happens next. Splash and Dash for Dogs doesn’t want to spoil anything!
You’ll never believe the manners captured in this video by the YouTube user Tom Brown in his video Lexi the Samoyed eats dinner at the table… Splash and Dash for Dogs sure couldn’t. Not until we watched it at least twice. After the second time we started to believe. Dogs usually are more known for jumping up on the table than for sitting at them, but this unbelievably well mannered Samoyed named Lexi sits down for dinner with the family and eats her dog food better than most kids. She eats her dog food out of a dog bowl, and is served water in a people glass. This good girl doesn’t even go after her mom’s chicken and is encouraged with praise while she sits at the table. Other video’s on Tom Brown’s channel include videos of Lexi waking up her dad in bed, and howling at the T.V. So cute!
Since the application Pokemon Go’s release date early July, the App has been taking the world by storm and the internet world has caught on too. Pokemon Go users who own dogs have been taking their dogs on extra walks just to catch more virtual pokemon. Internet pop-culture has responded with memes, viral videos, and even tutorials. Splash and Dash for Dog’s found the YouTube channel owner Louie the Beagle who has come up with a funny and interesting hack for the App. The video, POKEMON GO HACK – Hatch Eggs using your DOG and a NERF GUN!, shows Louie the Beagle’s owner attaching his iphone–with the app running–onto his Beagle with a phone harness.
One of the functions of the game is to walk more in order to hatch Pokemon eggs. The more you walk, the quicker your poke eggs hatch. Instead of walking, Louie’s owner had his dogs walk for him. By putting his phone in his dog’s harness, and getting them to fetch nerf balls over and over again, Louie’s owner is able to hatch Pokemon eggs just by sitting around all day. It’s hilarious! Louie’s owner sits in the backyard with an assortment of Nerf guns and fires off rounds getting his dog’s to do all the work. Haha! But the best part is at the end of the video, and we at Splash and Dash for Dog’s don’t want to ruin it for you. Just click and watch. If you have dogs at home maybe you could try this life hack yourself. Or just stick to walking your dogs while you play the App. Hope you enjoy!
Please listen to what your veterinarians tell you about what type of “human foods” you can give to your dog. For years vets have compiled lists of foods that humans eat but are toxic to dogs and on July 27 the Food and Drug Administration released a warning to pet owners advising against–toxic and sometimes deadly– types of food for pets can ingest. Humans and dogs have different metabolisms and humans can digest more types of foods than dogs. Other factors that contribute to differing effects of harmful ingestion are the size of the dog and the amount of food ingested. For example, a Great Dane may not get sick from eating a chocolate bar when a Chihuahua could become dangerously ill. We love our pets so keep them healthy!
Splash and Dash for Dogs has organized the top 8 on the list based on degree of toxicity and prevalence of the food in owner’s kitchens. Cats are important to keep in mind too, but tend to be much more pickier than canines when it comes to eating human foods. The FDA lists includes:
Red meats and poultry contain harmful bacteria like E. Coli and Salmonella that are cooked out when the internal temperature of the meat reaches at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit. Before being cooked, meats should be kept out of reach of dogs because of the danger of these bacterias. Additionally, even cooked meats can be dangerous when too hot for dog consumption. If your dog is prone to jumping up on the counter or grill to retrieve food be extra careful when meat is not fully prepared or raw.
Grapes, Raisins, Currants
The exact chemical within both the dried and ripe fruit is toxic, but ingestion can lead to sudden vomiting, diarrhea, kidney failure, abdominal pain, and in some cases death. A common symptom after ingestion is dehydration. A simple way to tell if your dog is dehydrated is to gently pull back on the skin of their neck, if it does not spring back immediately your dog needs to drink water. Other ways of telling are dry nose, panting and pale gums.
Fried Foods with High Fat Content
Studies have shown that even only a few bites of fatty fried foods a dog could develop pancreatitis–a condition in which the pancreas and surrounding organs become inflamed as a result of ingesting food a dog cannot digest. Once a dog develops pancreatitis they can become more susceptible to developing the condition again. Dogs in the wild are carnivorous and never exposed to oils or butters and their domesticated counterparts digestive habits are very similar. Refrain from giving your dog any food cooked in oil, butter, or deep fried.
Foods Containing Mold
“In one study, 20 percent of dogs fed old eggs, moldy cheese, and spoiled gravy showed a mild fever when presented to the veterinary hospital,” explains Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, columnist for AKC Family Dog. Because dogs can also get food poisoning it is unsafe to leave dogs unsupervised around waste baskets where moldy food could be ingested. If you have a dog that is prone to picking through the garbage, it may be a good idea to invest in a garbage that locks and is dog safe.
Onions, Garlic, Chives
These type of foods destroy red blood cells causing a condition called hemolytic anemia. Without a proper amount of red blood cells to carry oxygen to a dog’s various organs, the dog will weaken and possibly pass away. Not only should owners be wary of feeding dogs raw onions, garlic, and chives, but also prepared food with high amounts of these ingredients in them like salsa or hummus.
A few potato chips may not be harmful, but pet owners need to be careful of dogs getting into the whole bag. Excessive amounts of salt intake by a dog can lead to sodium ion poisoning which dogs are more prone to than humans. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, depression, tremors, elevated body temperature, seizures, and death. Keep open bags of salty snack foods out of reach of your dog and limit the amount you give to them as treats.
The high levels of fat make this nut off limits for dogs. Dogs who have ingested Macadamias develop symptoms after 12 hours and begin to act weak or lethargic. Even more severe cases include abdominal pains, joint pain, and loss of coordination.
Xylitol is a sugar substitute that makes the list because of its inclusion in some types of peanut butter. If you coat pills in peanut butter or stuff your dog’s toys with peanut butter make sure you read the ingredient list to make sure xylitol is not present. Consumption of even low doses can cause hypoglycemic episodes and lead to liver failure.
Grooming a dog is a very time consuming and precise art. It can actually be worth it to have your dog professionally groomed over doing it yourself. Different dog breeds all require varying amounts of grooming maintenance. Longer haired breeds like Collies and Australian Shepherds need grooming more often with different styles of grooming than short haired breeds like Beagles and Boxers. However, at some point all dogs will need grooming. It is recommended to bring your dog in once a month to be properly groomed. So what happens while your dog is at the groomerie?
First the dog is washed thoroughly with pet-safe shampoos. Depending upon the need, flea and tick shampoos are used and groomers also have access to shampoos for dogs with sensitive skins. Groomers use shampoos that add vitality to your dog’s coat. After this we hand dry your dog with love. Next, your doggie gets a good and gentle brushing to remove hairs waiting to shed and get thorough ear cleaning. Followed by this is a haircut with a trimming of the coat, the hair around the eyes, ears, and paws. Groomers also cut long nails that when left unattended become uncomfortable for a dog while walking. Last a good brush of their teeth is done to assure oral health and good breath.
During the whole process groomers check for any indications of poor health to ensure a healthy doggie is returned to you. Groomers also know how to cut styles for show dogs, and even if your pooch isn’t jumping through hoops it’s nice to have just as much style.
Groomers are Trained to Handle All Dogs, Even Bad Tempered ones
Your dog knows those the dreaded word bath, and will run away with their tail between their legs when they hear it,or sense it coming. Professional groomers at Splash and Dash for Dogs have been trained to comfort your dog when they are being washed. The whole grooming process will be more relaxing and less stressful for your doggie when in the hands of a professional. Sometimes aggressive or older dogs will need to be sedated in order to be properly groomed–a practice which you cannot do at home. Groomers are also trained to spot infections, injuries, or any concerning lumps underneath the coat that you may not be able to spot at home. Professional and caring eyes are important when it comes to your dog’s health. If you yourself have trouble lifting or keeping your dog in one place this is also a benefit of using a groomer.
Groomers Can Get the Less Appealing Parts
Dogs get dirty. They play outside in the mud, can get skunked, and are magnets for fleas and ticks. We love them, but it happens. Dog groomers at Splash and Dash for Dogs are qualified to clean the yuckier parts of your dog like anal glands (or anal sacs) which are important part of maintaining your dog’s health. Letting a groomer do the dirtier work is not only healthier for your dog, but is convenient for you.
We Have the Right Tools and Resources
Every Splash and Dash for Dogs location have all the equipment to give your doggie a full and comfortable grooming. Instead of clogging up your drain and getting water all over the place, it is easier to bring your dog to a facility that is set up specifically for grooming. Professional groomers are equipped with dog shampoos, even for dogs with skin allergies or sensitive skin, dog toothpastes and brushes, clippers, non-toxic balm for paws, and styptic powder. Drying a dog is an intricate process that when done wrong can lead to ear infection, cracked skin, or fungus growing between the paws or armpit. Instead of buying this equipment at home it is easier and cheaper to bring your loved one to a groomer. The actual trimming also takes vigorous attention to detail and can be painstaking when tried at home.
Scheduling and Convenience
Splash and Dash for Dogs are located all over the country and offer flexible servicing for even the busiest families. Grooming a pet is more than just brushing and bathing. A grooming covers all the essential parts of keeping your pet healthy and should be done monthly. Splash and Dash offers packages that lets you decide when to bring your doggie in–when you have house guests or your doggie got extra dirty at the dog park. You can drop your dog off and pick them back up when they are finished.
It is important the brush your dog at least once a week and more often depending upon length of hair, type of coat, and breed. Puppies should not be groomed. Wait until your dog has matured to adulthood before bringing them in for a grooming. While your puppy or young dog is growing it is important to brush and wash them regularly to desensitize them to the process. Weekly brushing helps with shedding and prevents mats from forming that will need to be cut out later.
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