Archive for February, 2011

Flexi leads now available in pink or purple

02 27th, 2011 Author: SnootyPaws

We have had such a great response from customers buying our range of Flexi retractable classic leads that we’re now stocking them in every available colour.

New to the range are the pink + purple retractable leads. They are available in mini, small or medium. Other colours such as black, blue or red are also available in large.

These are high quality Flexi retractable lead features a quick + easy retractable tape leash + locking button to stay in control of your pooch.

Made in Germany, these retractable leads are made of durable materials + are recommended by experts.

The new pink Flexi retractable lead is now available

The new purple Flexi retractable lead is also now available

Our current range includes the blue Flexi retractable lead

The black Flexi retractable lead

And the red Flexi retractable lead is available

Technorati Tags: flexi, retractable leads, retractable leash, dog leads, pet leads, German

Melbourne Pet & Animal Expo

02 21st, 2011 Author: SnootyPaws

We attended this years Melbourne Pet Expo at Caulfield racecourse on the weekend to have a look around and to see if there were some new pet products coming onto the market.

Although this is an event more aimed at the public rather than the pet industry we still found some great new products being promoted and had fun watching the cat judging and watching the dog agility.

We’ve posted some pics of the expo below.

Cat judging

Burmese cats keeping themselves entertained while they wait to be judged

The dog agility course – this little dog was flying around the course!

Clea, Snooty Paws co owner with one of the dogs at the expo

Technorati Tags: melbourne pet and animal expo, caulfield racecourse, pet expo. dogs, cats

How to keep your pet cool this summer

02 21st, 2011 Author: SnootyPaws

It’s been a very hot past few days around Australia so we thought we’d post a blog post with some tips on how to keep your pet cool.

Our poor cat Jackson has been flopping all over the house and is sleeping all day either spread out on the tiles or on the couch or bed under the fan. You can’t help but feel more sorry for them because they’re covered in fur (and cats don’t seem to understand that water helps them cool off!)

So how do you keep your cat or dog cool?

Well firstly you need to ensure they have a shady spot to rest in that will be shaded throughout the day if they are an outside pet. If you know it’s going to be a very hot day perhaps consider letting your pet inside for the day where it’ll probably be cooler if you have air conditioning or fans on.

Keep their water bowls topped up and keep an eye on them. Your pet might accidentally knock their bowl and tip the water out or it might evaporate on a hot day. Try to buy a bowl with a heavy base and a non slip grip edging around the base to prevent it being knocked over or even a self watering bowl. You could drop a couple of ice cubes in to cool the water temp down further.

If your pet shows signs of heat distress (Such as panting, increased heartbeat, lethargy or seems to be stressed or pacing) a quick cooling off tip is to wet a towel and rub them down or if you have a dog hose them down outside or in the shower. Immersing your pets feet in water will also help quickly cool them down (although I wouldn’t want to try that with most cats!).

To keep their bedding cool you could freeze some gel packs or if you need a cool option straight away, wrap some frozen peas or corn in a tea towel and place in their bedding area for them to lean against.

Give them some freezable cool chew toys such as the cool teething stick for dogs or the chilly kitty chew for cats.

If you think your pet is severely suffering wet them, wrap them in wet towels and take them to the vet immediately.

Do you have any other great tips you’d like to share? feel free to comment

Technorati Tags: keep pets cool, dogs, cats, summer, cooling tips

FREE Ho Ho Ho bone or Christmas Pudding Balls

02 21st, 2011 Author: SnootyPaws

We have some left over Christmas dog treats and rather than have them expire, we’d rather give them away for FREE to some of our furry friends as a gift.

Spend over $60 on our online pet boutique and we’ll add either a Ho Ho Ho bone or a pack of Christmas pudding balls to your order. They’ve droolworthy!! – Until stocks last

Christmas pudding balls especially for dogs

Our droolworthy Ho Ho Ho bone is doggone delicious

Technorati Tags: dog treats, gourmet dog treats, Christmas, free, pet boutique

Archive for February, 2011

Flexi leads now available in pink or purple

Author: SnootyPaws, 02 27th, 2011

We have had such a great response from customers buying our range of Flexi retractable classic leads that we’re now stocking them in every available colour.

New to the range are the pink + purple retractable leads. They are available in mini, small or medium. Other colours such as black, blue or red are also available in large.

These are high quality Flexi retractable lead features a quick + easy retractable tape leash + locking button to stay in control of your pooch.

Made in Germany, these retractable leads are made of durable materials + are recommended by experts.

The new pink Flexi retractable lead is now available

The new purple Flexi retractable lead is also now available

Our current range includes the blue Flexi retractable lead

The black Flexi retractable lead

And the red Flexi retractable lead is available

Technorati Tags: flexi, retractable leads, retractable leash, dog leads, pet leads, German

Melbourne Pet & Animal Expo

Author: SnootyPaws, 02 21st, 2011

We attended this years Melbourne Pet Expo at Caulfield racecourse on the weekend to have a look around and to see if there were some new pet products coming onto the market.

Although this is an event more aimed at the public rather than the pet industry we still found some great new products being promoted and had fun watching the cat judging and watching the dog agility.

We’ve posted some pics of the expo below.

Cat judging

Burmese cats keeping themselves entertained while they wait to be judged

The dog agility course – this little dog was flying around the course!

Clea, Snooty Paws co owner with one of the dogs at the expo

Technorati Tags: melbourne pet and animal expo, caulfield racecourse, pet expo. dogs, cats

How to keep your pet cool this summer

Author: SnootyPaws, 02 21st, 2011

It’s been a very hot past few days around Australia so we thought we’d post a blog post with some tips on how to keep your pet cool.

Our poor cat Jackson has been flopping all over the house and is sleeping all day either spread out on the tiles or on the couch or bed under the fan. You can’t help but feel more sorry for them because they’re covered in fur (and cats don’t seem to understand that water helps them cool off!)

So how do you keep your cat or dog cool?

Well firstly you need to ensure they have a shady spot to rest in that will be shaded throughout the day if they are an outside pet. If you know it’s going to be a very hot day perhaps consider letting your pet inside for the day where it’ll probably be cooler if you have air conditioning or fans on.

Keep their water bowls topped up and keep an eye on them. Your pet might accidentally knock their bowl and tip the water out or it might evaporate on a hot day. Try to buy a bowl with a heavy base and a non slip grip edging around the base to prevent it being knocked over or even a self watering bowl. You could drop a couple of ice cubes in to cool the water temp down further.

If your pet shows signs of heat distress (Such as panting, increased heartbeat, lethargy or seems to be stressed or pacing) a quick cooling off tip is to wet a towel and rub them down or if you have a dog hose them down outside or in the shower. Immersing your pets feet in water will also help quickly cool them down (although I wouldn’t want to try that with most cats!).

To keep their bedding cool you could freeze some gel packs or if you need a cool option straight away, wrap some frozen peas or corn in a tea towel and place in their bedding area for them to lean against.

Give them some freezable cool chew toys such as the cool teething stick for dogs or the chilly kitty chew for cats.

If you think your pet is severely suffering wet them, wrap them in wet towels and take them to the vet immediately.

Do you have any other great tips you’d like to share? feel free to comment

Technorati Tags: keep pets cool, dogs, cats, summer, cooling tips

FREE Ho Ho Ho bone or Christmas Pudding Balls

Author: SnootyPaws, 02 21st, 2011

We have some left over Christmas dog treats and rather than have them expire, we’d rather give them away for FREE to some of our furry friends as a gift.

Spend over $60 on our online pet boutique and we’ll add either a Ho Ho Ho bone or a pack of Christmas pudding balls to your order. They’ve droolworthy!! – Until stocks last

Christmas pudding balls especially for dogs

Our droolworthy Ho Ho Ho bone is doggone delicious

Technorati Tags: dog treats, gourmet dog treats, Christmas, free, pet boutique