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February 2019

Weekly Viral Videos

Weekly Viral Videos

Welcome to Pupsy’s Weekly Viral Dogs. Looking for funny dog videos? We got them! Missed that cutest ever dog on Youtube everyone is talking about? Don’t worry, it’s right here. Or what about that adorable clumsy dog on Facebook. Yep, we know!

And if we missed something or if your dog should be included in this blog, just send it to our Facebook page or email it to us at hello@pupsy.com.au.

Dog quote of the week:

There is no better advice to keep in mind every single day!

 

Dog Videos of the Week:

At this section we collect the funniest and the most amazing viral dog videos of the week! They may not all be brand new as many classics simply re-surface every now and then, often for a good reason! Enjoy and don’t forget, if you have an amazing video of your pup, send it to us and your pup might be on his/her path to stardom!

This week we have picked 3 amazing capabilities our furry friends possess.

#3 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Accuracy as demonstrated by the Jack Russell Titti!

 

#2 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Physical ability (including flying)!

 

#1 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Endless love and caring!

 

Previous Viral Dogs

Should your dog be included? Let us know at hello@pupsy.com.au or send it to our Pupsy Team Facebook page!

 

 

From Beach to Bar | Top 5 dog friendly combos in Melbourne

From Beach to Bar | Top 5 dog friendly combos in Melbourne

There are 30 dog friendly beaches in Melbourne and more than 50 dog friendly pubs/bars to choose from. But what are the best combos not too far away from each other to thrill & chill? 

We have listed the best combinations of dog friendly beaches and dog friendly bars in Melbourne! It’s time to go From Beach to Bar with your dog!

Looking for Beach to Bar tips in Sydney? Check out our 10 best Sydney Beach to Bar combos.

FROM Elwood Beach TO The Milton

 

Head just few minutes south from St Kilda and you will arrive to the beautiful Elwood Beach that welcomes dogs off leash at certain times. Take in the street culture through the graffitis, skateboarders and eateries or simply enjoy one of Melbourne’s most beautiful seaside spots. After a splash & play it’s time to head to Elwood’s best dog friendly pub, The Milton. Located less than 10 minutes away from the Elwood Dog Beach, it’s a great place to have that after play drink with your pup. The Milton even invites dogs indoors!


FROM West Beach & St Kilda Harbour TO West Beach Bathers Pavilion

 

It won’t get much better than this combo! Dog friendly bar, West Beach Bathers Pavilion is actually on the dog friendly West Beach. Two dog friendly beaches, West Beach & St Kilda Harbour, are both located only a few pawsteps away from Albert Park and main St Kilda Beach. Enjoy the play & swim on the beach and once it’s time to chill, head to the Bathers Pavilion for some sweet tunes and vibrant atmosphere. Guaranteed winner for both you and your pup!


FROM St Kilda Beach TO Republica

 

The one and only iconic St Kilda Beach is dog friendly between April and October, which makes it a great winter time playground for the pups loving the water. Enjoy the vibes and take in the fresh ocean breeze while your furry companion makes new friends to play with. After the play, head to the dog friendly beach bar, Republica St Kilda. Don’t miss their daily specials on the menu and live music on weekends!


FROM Port Melbourne Beach TO Tipsy Cow

 

Think clean golden sand, 24/7 off leash beach and views of the pier and St Kilda. That’s what to expect from the dog friendly Port Melbourne Beach. It’s a great spot for small or large pups to cool down and have a play. Dog friendly bar, The Tipsy Cow, is located about 20 mins walk from the beach. There are two great 24h dog parks on the way, Gas Works Park and Lagoon Reserve, which makes the walk enjoyable for both you and your pup. At The Tipsy Cow, the resident dog Nisha is waiting to welcome you both into their dog friendly courtyard!


FROM Altona Dog Beach TO Vince & ME

 

XL sized Altona Dog Beach is 24h off leash beach with shallow waters and wide sandy plains. Grass area next to it gives you and your pup some safe distance from the Altona Road in case the excitement takes temporarily over! Altona Dog Beach offers great panoramic views of the bay and the city skyline. Vince & ME is a few minutes car ride away but it’s surely worth the drive. It’s local owners Maryanne and Vince have made the place look and feel amazing and the best part is that it is dog friendly. Food is great and has something for everyone. Definitely worth trying after a play with your pup!

Did we miss out your favourite dog friendly BEACH & BAR combo? Let us know and we are happy to add it in and credit your dog for the discovery 😉

Weekly Viral Dogs – Funniest Dog Videos on Planet Earth and Beyond!

Weekly Viral Dogs – Funniest Dog Videos on Planet Earth and Beyond!

Welcome to Pupsy’s Weekly Viral Dogs. Looking for funny dog videos? We got them! Missed that cutest ever dog on Youtube everyone is talking about? Don’t worry, it’s right here. Or what about that adorable clumsy dog on Facebook. Yep, we know!

And if we missed something or if your dog should be included in this blog, just send it to our Facebook page or email it to us at hello@pupsy.com.au.

Dog quote of the week:

We love this particular quote as it sums up the beautiful nature of our loyal four legged companions. And it all comes pro bono!

 

 

Dog Videos of the Week:

At this section we collect the funniest and the most amazing viral dog videos of the week! They may not all be brand new as many classics simply re-surface every now and then, often for a good reason! Enjoy and don’t forget, if you have an amazing video of your pup, send it to us and your pup might be on his/her path to stardom!

#3 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Trevor’s excitement from few years ago re-surfaced in Social Media this week taking the #3 position for the week!

 

#2 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Chris De Aboitiz and his dogs Millie and Rama catching some waves at Avalon on Sydney’s Northern Beaches is just simply stunning. Number 2 for the week!

 

#1 Viral Dog Video of the Week

Dogs with water & other clumsy moments! We simply could not stop laughing! Video of the Week GOLD MEDAL!

Should your dog be included? Let us know at hello@pupsy.com.au or send it to our Pupsy Team Facebook page!

 

 

10 Things You Need To Know About Exercising Your Dog On A Hot Day!

10 Things You Need To Know About Exercising Your Dog On A Hot Day!

 

When is it too hot to go for a walk with my dog? Can my dog overheat when the temperature is over 30C? How to exercise my dog when it’s hot?

According to veterinary advice, it is absolutely fine to exercise your dog even during warmer summer days, however you have to be more cautious on not to overheat your dog. We have put together the list of things you need to know about exercising your dog on a hot day and of course some great ideas on alternative activities.

1. Know the signs of overheating!

Dogs relieve heat by panting. While not as efficient as sweating, panting works well if your dog has the chance to breathe relatively normally. Monitor the sound of breathing. If you hear harsher sounds (louder breathing, coughing or wheezing) your dog is struggling to get enough oxygen.

Your dog’s gums are a great indicator of how they are handling the heat. If they are pink, they are getting enough oxygen and everything is just fine. If you see them going more pale pink, give your dog some water and have a break. If you see red mucous membranes this is indicative of heat stroke. This means it is time to stop right away and take your dog to an emergency hospital. Other colours also indicative of an emergency are blue, grey, and white.

Finally, monitor your dog at all times during the exercise. If there’s a change in his or her gait in any way or he or she is slowing their pace, even a little bit it is time to have a break. Your dog is going to want to please you and might not understand to slow down on time.

 

2. Exercise early morning or late afternoon and take enough breaks!

This is not only important for your dog but also a great way to kick you out of the bed! Avoid that scorching midday sun and try to get out and about early in the morning and later in the afternoon. If your dog is expressing any signs of overheating, give him some water and stop the exercise.

 

3. Carry water with you at all times!

As simple as it may sound, make sure you don’t leave the house without water or access to it at all times. Overheating happens fast and you won’t have time to start looking for water when your dog overheats. Carrying some water for yourself might not be a bad idea either!

 

4. Be mindful of hot surfaces!

Unlike you, your dog doesn’t have shoes. Concrete, asphalt, stone and sand surfaces might get too hot for your dog to walk. Good test is for you to take off your shoes (or use your palm) and if the surface is too hot for you, it will be too hot for your dog as well. Don’t fry those little paws!

 

 

5. Be extra cautious with breeds sensitive to heat!

Frenchies, Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers… many dogs with more flat nose will have trouble breathing much faster than other breeds. Also be mindful of older dogs or if your dog is overweight. They will feel the heat much faster than others.

 

6. Give indoor exercise a go!

Although physical activity might be a little more limited indoors, mental activities consume plenty of energy as well. Play hide and seek, ask you dog to find hidden toys or treats or organise a playdate with your dogs best mate. You could even take your dog to a doggie day care centre such as Darlo Dogs for a social activity with other pups in an air-conditioned indoor environment.

 

7. Cool down your dog!

Make sure your dog drinks enough water. A great way to avoid dehydration is to freeze some chicken broth into pupcicles. Your dog is guaranteed to love crunching through those icy treats. Hosing your dog with cold water is also very efficient. Just remember to hose him from bottom up. Your dog cools down through the belly and paws. You could also offer your dog a cold towel to lie on.

 

8. Play in or with water!

Going to the dog beach is a great way to cool down and have fun with the entire family. Have a splash in the water and find some shade to chill out afterwards. Don’t over do the ball or stick fetching from the water though. Dogs can have serious consequences from water intoxication. Find the list of ALL dog friendly beaches in NSW and VIC and many dog friendly pubs & bars to go for an after swim drink!

 

9. Let your dog take the lead!

Listen to your dog. If he/she show signs of not wanting to go out or lay down in the shade during the walk, it is his/her way of telling you it is not the right time to go and exercise. Our furry friends are very keen to please us so look actively for the signs and let them take the lead on a hot day.

 

10. Shorter exercise!

Keep the exercise fun and short. If you dog likes to play fetch, don’t over do it. Couple of throws and a break is more appropriate than a 10-15 maximum performance. In particularly, retrievers and working dogs have sometimes hard time to know when to stop the play so make sure you give them enough time to rest and provide water.

Be mindful of the weather, follow the signals your dog is sending and you can have heaps of fun even during those warmer summer days!