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*NEW* K9 Online Shop – Buy your Hydrobaths and Spares online

K9 Hydrobath Online Shop

 

K9 are excited to announce the launch of their brand new online shop. Now customers are able to purchase the K9 Hydrobaths, Spare parts for all the Hydrobaths and K9 Mobile Dog Grooming Conversions, Dog Grooming Dryers and Dog Grooming Tables all from the comfort of their own home.

The winter will bring plenty of exciting new products and offers so check the site out now www.k9dogbaths.co.uk/onlineshop

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Hydrobaths…..the latest craze to hit the UK!! Do you know the benefits?

Many are still puzzled about what Hydrobaths really are and how they can help in taking better care of dogs. Some may even see it as a piece of indulgent equipment, since bathing dogs can easily be done with a water hose and a friendly soap, depending on the needs of the dog’s coat.

However, what you should know is that Hydrobathing is one good way to take best care and pamper your dogs as it works magnificently as a grooming method with so many other benefits that your pet dog can take advantage of. To help you unlock the mystery over these equipments, here are some commonly asked questions along with the needed facts.

A Hydrobath is a combination bathtub and power bather that uses a specially designed recirculation pump. This pump produces a high volume mix of water and shampoo delivered powerfully enough to penetrate the thickest coats, yet gently enough to massage the skin. All in the fraction of the time taken by normal bathing methods.

A dog requires deep cleaning of their coats for a good number of reasons. One is for parasite control. As parasites always come from the outside then start lingering in the coats in their way to climb into the insides of your pet, a thorough cleaning is highly recommended regularly, most especially if they are already inflicted with the pests.

As most doctors and veterinarians would put it, prevention is always better than cure, especially with your pets, who cannot exactly say whatever it is they are feeling, it is always the best to think ahead. Do not wait until your pets already have parasites inside them, competing with the nutrients you are feeding them with. Instead, make sure that they are clean regularly.

Hydrobathing is also an excellent tool for applying a both coat treatments for certain skin conditions and flea and tick problems. As the solution can be easily mixed and applied through the spray head, you can be guaranteed that the treatments will be efficiently absorbed by your pet, the water can easily penetrate the coat, that it effectively removes dry dead skin cells, flea eggs, and other soot and small particles imbedded in the skin, leaving your dog with an improved skin, healthier coat, and feeling fresher and even lighter afterwards.

Hydrobaths are also simply amazing for just pampering your pets. The hydro-combing action of the spray head will help a lot in stimulating the skin, in turn, providing a good massage for your pet, allowing better blood circulation, and relieving of tired muscles which are especially good for older dogs.

Hydrobaths guarantee a cleaner feel to your pets, whatever breed they may be, as there is no such thing as a thick coat with the penetrating ability of these equipments. With a clean dog, you can be sure that your pet is happier and healthier, in turn, giving you fewer worries about him or her.

 

 

 

 

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Dog Microchips and Identification

It’s one of the worst things imaginable: losing a pet. It can make pet owners feel so helpless. The statistics are high and state that one in three pets will get lost. And consider that 90 percent of those that aren’t identified won’t be recovered.

The old way of looking for a lost pet involved knocking on your neighbors’ doors and putting posters up on phone poles. While these tactics can still be very useful, identification systems for animals have almost made them obsolete.

Tagging Your Pet

Most municipalities require pet owners to license their pets and with that comes tags. In addition to these, most pet owners “tag” their pets with their name, address and phone number.

Benefits of tagging your pet:

  • By licensing, you are in the local animal control’s database.
  • Pet tags are inexpensive.
  • You can be creative with your pet tag and make it stand out.
  • Updating your information if you move is quick and easy.

Disadvantages of tagging your pet:

  • Tags can fall off
  • If you don’t keep your pet’s tag up-to-date, he may not be returned to you.

Microchipping Your Pet

Many breeders and humane shelters offer the option of microchipping your pet before you take them home. Your vet can also microchip your dog at any age.

A microchip is placed between a dog or cat’s shoulder blades with a needle. Animals stay awake while it’s done. It is about the size of a grain of rice so animals aren’t aware they’ve been “chipped.” The owner then registers the chip number.

A receiver in the microchip picks up a low-frequency radio wave sent via a scanner, and the identification number in the chip is received, read and then displayed on the scanner. Most vets, rescue centers and animal wardens have scanners, though not all microchips and scanners are compatible.

Advantages of Microchipping:

  • Quick and easy insertion with very little pain.
  • Microchips are compatible with living tissue.
  • Microchips are designed to last for 25 years.
  • Microchips have been proven to aid in pet identification even after prolonged absence.

Disadvantages of Microchipping:

  • Microchips have been know to work free of the skin. Be sure to also have a pet ID tag on your dog or cat at all times.
  • Different places use different scanners. This means that a dog or cat could pass through a shelter without being identified. Luckily, universal scanners are slowly becoming more available. The next step is to adopt the international standard frequency microchip, but that would mean re-microchipping.
  • A microchip is not a GPS device. You cannot follow your pet with it.
  • The insertion can cause problems for some pets.

Pet Identification GPS Tracking Device

GPS Tracking Devices, about the size of a business card – are worn on your pet’s collar. You can track your pet’s location by calling or texting the device and get his exact location, and even directions.

Benefits of a GPS tracking device:

  • Your pet can be located at almost any locale.
  • The device can direct you in real time so if your pet won’t stay still, you can still find him.
  • No insertion under the skin is needed.

Disadvantages of a GPS tracking device:

  • These devices tend to be more expensive than a microchip and can require a monthly subscription.
  • There can be limited cell phone coverage or internet connectivity in some areas.
  • They can come loose from the collar and get lost.

Pet Recovery Services

Pet Recovery Services offer several ways to help you find your pet. Organizations such as Dogster have large networks of members and participants. Combining technology, community resources and social networking, Dogster’s Together Tag can help you find your lost pet.

Advantages of pet recovery services:

  • A database of pets, including your own, with information on the pet and the owner. Some work with the major lost pet databases around the country and, thus, provide good coverage.
  • Information and picture of your pet is sent to all members within a certain radius if your pet is lost.
  • A pet recovery service contacts shelters, vets, animal control and more in your area, should your pet go missing.

Disadvantages of pet recovery services:

  • There is no way to track your pet once he’s lost (unless members in the community post having seen him).
  • There’s no guarantee that members will be of help.

Using pet recovery services in conjunction with tagging, microchipping and/or GPS devices can really help ensure that you find your pet. But don’t forget that putting posters up around the neighborhood is still a good way to go.

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