Friday, 31 July 2009
Wednesday, 22 July 2009
Representing all the traditional country sports as well as all the new activities to enjoy in the countryside, The Game Fair is a great opportunity for all members of the family Have A Go at them all.
There are over 900 exhibition stands making this the largest out of town shopping experience with everything to buy from all your country sports needs to regional foods, garden equipment, rural crafts, fine art and specialist holidays.Pooch & Mutt will be on stand H0943 Between Gunmaker's Row and the Gun Dog Section
For more info on what's going on at the show visit www.gamefair.co.uk
Friday, 17 July 2009
We have just tinkered slightly with the design of the Pooch & Mutt website - www.poochandmutt.com
Below is the products page - you can click on the image to go to that page - It has been changed to make the information clearer and to better explain what the products do.
Does it work?
Is there anything you think we have missed?
Next is the shop page.
Instead of the "quick buy" widget, which was in the top right we have created online shop with all the products on a separate page.
Does this make it easier for you?
The top corner also has links to Pooch & Mutt's Facebook Page and Twitter profile.
Let us know what you think to the changes that we have made, and if there are any others that you think we should make.
All comments appreciated.
Wednesday, 15 July 2009
New testimonial from a Rescue Collie called Tweed, who has Bionic Biotic, Probiotic for dogs.
He wrote the email to us himself.... definitely worth a read
Tuesday, 14 July 2009
Luka, pictured above, had tummy issues before trying Pooch & Mutt's Probiotic for dogs, Bionic Biotic.
He is doing really well now. He is very happy and so is his owner.... who now finds picking up after him a lot easier!!
Read Luka's full story here:
Monday, 13 July 2009
Pooch & Mutt's Beauty Queen
Coralee Matthews (pictured above), who helped out on the Pooch & Mutt stand at Crufts 2009 was voted Miss Derby earlier this year and is in the running for Miss England.
For those of you who might have met her on the trade stand you now have the chance to vote for her to win Miss England.
To vote simply text "Coralee Matthews" to 81118 - Each vote will cost £1.00 which includes a 15p donation to the Miss England 3 chosen charities (B-EAT, National Autistic Society and the Variety Club, the children's charity)
Click here to see Coralee on the Miss England site
Friday, 10 July 2009
Ahhh there's nothing more refreshing than a midsummer’s shower to cool the scorching pavements of London. And whilst the majority of us will be waiting anxiously for the sun to reappear through the clouds, our canine pals will probably be wishing that someone turns that heat knob down.
Being so close to the ground Milo is definitely prone to overheating quicker than some of his taller mutt mates. This summer as you happily reach for the lead and take fido for his daily walk in the sun don't forget to remember that our dogs can suffer from dehydration and sunburn just like we can when we stay out in the sun for too long.
A sad case in last week's news about two police German Shephards who died after being left in a car by their handler was a rude awakening that despite attempts to warn of the dangers of overexposing animals to heat people still leave their dogs in vehicles during the summer months. Even with the windows open the heat of the sun can penetrate through a vehicle turning a car into an oven very quickly and causing dehydration and even death.
As we prepare for the next blast of summer heat here are some quick tips to prevent your dog suffering in the sun…
When travelling by car don't forget to stop regularly, have plenty of water in case you get stuck in traffic and invest in a window shade if the car has no air conditioning.
Avoid the hottest times of the day (usually between 12 and 3) and try walking your best friend in the early morning or late afternoon when its cooler. Make sure shady spots and drinking water is available for your pooch.
Clip and groom longer haired dogs regularly during hot weather so that they can stay cool but be careful NOT to shave their hair off completely as this leaves the skin prone to sunburn. Short-haired breeds can use a pet sunscreen.
City dwellers must take care NOT to let dogs stand on the tarmac for too long as this heats up very quickly and paw will burn easily. To keep smaller and shorter four paws away from the burning pavements cyclists might want to invest in a trendy pet carrier for those short bicycle journeys.
We know just how unpredictable the British weather and it looks like we will be in for a wet one this weekend so we have looked up some cool doggy gadgets which may come in handy come rain or shine.
1. Umbrella ella ella – In the words of Rhianna we never know when the skys will open in te UK so to protect your dog from those unpredictable English summer storms with a pet umbrella leash which attaches easily and quickly to your pet's collar to stop the pooch getting soggy.
2. Dry paws - If you do end up getting caught in the rain then you will need something like a Dry Dog Bag dry to dry out that smelly wet dog before he gets inside. Although it looks rather strange the Dry Dog Bag is cleverly designed to absorb water from your dog after a muddy walk without leaving a mess in your car or house.
1. Fetch a bubble – a great little summer gadget for active dogs is the Gazillion Fetch a Bubble machine. Set this battery operated toy up in a shaded area the back yard and watch as your pooch plays at popping chicken flavour and bacon flavoured bubbles, he will have a great time and won’t pile on anything whilst staying trim.
2. Frozen treats – to save a little money and keep your dog cool, try making some home made frozen tuna treats. These are a great replacement to our ice cream and can be kept in the freezer for the whole summer. If you don’t fancy yourself as the next canine Gary Rhodes you may want to get your paws on a pot of Yoghund, a frozen organic yogurt for dogs that’ll keep your hot furry friend happy.
Brighten up your weekend by entering our Pooch and Mutt Prize Draw
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Here is a great idea from Linda Ward (https://twitter.com/
BTW - you can also follow Pooch & Mutt on Twitter (https://twitter.com/poochandmutt)
For this recipe you need:
- Tins of tuna
- An Ice tray
- A freezer
Simply mash the tuna with some water, place in the ice tray and freeze for 2-3 hours.
Once frozen, give to the dogs, for them to enjoy
And there you have it.... a simple way to get cool, happy, healthy dogs.
If your dog gets scratchy in the heat you should read these 2 testimonials:
One is from a Jack Russell and one is from a St Bernard.
Both had trouble with itching and scratching, which was made worse by the heat.
Having a bit of Bionic Biotic with their food has worked wonders for them.
Wednesday, 1 July 2009
Yesterday's Macmillan dog show did not have quite the celeb quality of previous years where guests included Liz Hurley and the Duchess of Cornwall.
I do have to admit that I am not exactly a seasoned celebrity spotter - I judged the 'perkiest pooch' class yesterday with Rob Alleyne (from BBC3's Dog Borstal), Julian Fellowes (Oscar winning writer of Gosford Park) and a very nice blonde 'celebrity' lady, who I have to say I didn't even recognise.
Here however are a few snaps of some of the celebs I did see:
Kevin Sacre (who played Jake in Hollyoaks and featured in the reality show 'The Underdog Show') with girlfriend Camilla Dalerup (from BBC's Strictly Come Dancing)
Dexter Fletcher (Press Gang, Lock Stock & 2 Smoking Barrels, Hotel Babylon)
Trinny Woodall (Trinny & Susannah)
Rob Alleyne (from BBC3's Dog Borstal)