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2014 February VIP Newsletter

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This month's VIP special!

Come into The Pets Hotel and ask to receive your free poo bag dispenser for use at home or while you're out and about!

Doggy Day Care Valentine's Party

We are scouting our VIP Pets for volunteers to take part in our Mock Wedding!

On Friday the 14th of February 2014, The Pets Hotel will be holding another fun Day Care party to continue spreading the love, and hope that some of our VIP's would like to dress up and play the part amongst their friends.

Photos and Marital announcements will be published on our Facebook page as well as here, in our VIP Newsletter.

Those willing to say "I doggy do" will be given their very own Marriage Certificate to take home in recognition of their special day.

We always need wedding guests as well, so the more the merrier!!

Please RSVP your pet's attendance by Friday 11th February to our lovely reception girls;


Phone: (03) 9646 3696

*We appreciate your understanding that not all pets will be willing to participate in dress ups or the game of sitting still, so photos cannot be guaranteed for all pets.

The Pets Hotel News!

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Romantic Valentine's weekend away at The pets hotel! TPH is so thankful for all the support they have received from Melbournians, truly embracing the concept for Luxury Boutique pet boarding!

To celebrate the love that TPH has for Melbourne, this Valentine's weekend they are giving away special treats and a complimentary pm Playtime if your dog or cat stays for at least 2 days!!

What a brilliant excuse to go away for Valentine's day with that someone special!

- To be eligible for this offer, your pet must stay with us for at least 2 days over the Valentine's weekend; Offer starts 14.2.14 and ends 17.2.14.

Click 'Here' to book now directly from our web page!
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First Aid: Heat Stroke


Heat stroke causes incredible damage. Affected animals will first show excitation, followed by loss of balance and seizures, as the blood vessels in the brain engorge. A coma will follow. Heart failure is common and many other changes in body organs occur. The animal is at grave risk.

Emergency first aid is vital and you will need to get to a vet quickly. While you are contacting your vet, cool the animal by placing it in a room temperature (not iced) water bath or by hosing it. Place the wet animal in front of the fan and apply ice packs to its head.

Your veterinarian will need to give medication to control any seizures and to prevent further damage being caused to the animal's brain. He or she may give it a water enema to reduce its body temperature. It is likely that your pet will be placed onto an intravenous drip. Your vet may also anaesthetise your pet to prevent seizures.

Heat stress is a major concern over summer but a little common sense is all that is required to help your pets keep their cool. Please be careful.


Seeing Eye Dogs Australia urgently needs puppy carers for dogs like Iggy

Carer Maureen Lyons with Iggy the 14-month-old male labrador. Picture: Derrick den Hollander, Source: News Limited

SEEING Eye Dog Iggy knows how to find his carer's golf balls in the ruff.
The 15-month-old Labrador is not only well-known on the green but also makes frequent trips to Malvern East's local cafes, supermarkets, card games and flicks.
For Iggy's carer Maureen Lyons taking on the volunteer role as a puppy carer for Seeing Eye Dogs Australia was an easy decision.
Mrs Lyons said she had always had Labradors as pets and wanted to help the organisation, which provides trained dogs to help people who are blind or have low vision.
She said in the 12 months she had had Iggy, he went everywhere with her.
"He loves to play chase but he's also a very calm and relaxed dog," Mrs Lyons said.
"he goes everywhere with me. He comes to golf once, sometimes twice, a week and walks round all 18 holes. He plays bridge and goes to the movies.
"I would definitely recommend being a career, it's really good and it's rewarding. You learn a lot about the dogs too."
Mrs Lyons said Iggy's future as a SEDA dog was fast approaching and though she knew he would one day leave she would be sad to see him go.
"But he's got a job to do," she said.
SEDA is in urgent need of puppy carers.
With all costs covered by SEDA, the puppy caring program requires volunteers to care for a puppy in their home from the age of eight weeks until they are about 12 months old.

Details: 1800 037 773

It's REALLY Heatin' up!

Melbourne has recently crushed all hot weather records since the beginning of weather records in Melbourne, and this summer has been our hottest yet! Always keep in mind; The Pets Hotel is 100% air conditioned offering Day Stays for dogs and cats as well as Day Care every day of the week!

Whilst at home it is also important to keep them cool and hydrated to ensure their health and always keep in mind the weather conditions of each day.

Here are some tips to keep your four legged babies safe and cool when at home:

  1. "It is essential that your pets have adequate shade to rest in at this time of year. It's the afternoon sun that's the killer and therefore you should ensure that a shady spot is provided on the eastern side of your house so that the house itself provides shade. Kennels on the western side are nothing but hot boxes.
    The coolest area in your home is underneath the house or veranda - just the spot for a pet's afternoon snooze.
    This is the spot where your pet's water bowls (more than one) should be situated so that they remain cool.
  2. To help your pet keep its cool while you are at work, provide some frozen treats for it. It's a good idea to freeze a cup or two of water and place them in your dog's water bowl in the morning to keep the water cool. Fill a Kong Toy with a good brand of canned dog food or with fresh mince then freeze it to provide your dog with a cool treat! Also, in a plastic lunch box, margarine container or similar, make a nutritious soup by placing a pet multivitamin mixture into some Vegemite broth. Then throw in some chunks of fresh meat, some liver treats and a few vegies and freeze the whole lot. When you go to work, remove the frozen delight from its container and place it into your pet's bowl. It will provide your pet with a stimulating and nutritious boredom blaster during the day that will also keep your hot dog cool.
  3. A clam shell sand pit in a shady spot is a great summer treat for a hot dog. Fill one half of the sand pit with sand and wet the sand in the morning. This will give poochie a cool bed to snooze on. Fill the other half with water and poochie can drink it, sit or paddle in it or play in it, just like a kid at the beach. Now suspend a hose above the sand pit and connect it to a clockwork hose timer on the tap. Set it to turn on during sprinkler times and the oscillating hose will cool your pooch and provide a watery wonder world.
  4. Apart from keeping your pets cool at home, be very careful about their care when they are out and about with you because mistakes are too easy to make.

The saddest mistake of all is when a dog dies in a hot car.

The rules are simple. At this time of year, your dog should not travel with you if you are going to stop anywhere other than at your final destination. Many say "But I'm only going into the shop for a litre of milk - I'll be just a minute". The 'just a minute' extends very quickly if the shop is busy or if you happen to meet a talkative friend.

The highest temperatures are reached in cars of dark colour and with large glass areas. Hatchback cars are the worst, with temperatures quickly exceeding 70 degrees centigrade. This is lethal for any living being, including children.

Short nosed breeds of dogs, such as Bull Dogs, Pugs and the Pekingese, are very susceptible to heat stress. Obese dogs and cats are at risk too, especially small, fat dogs. Dogs or cats with poor circulation and dogs with any respiratory disease are also susceptible."


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After years of research in Australia and the USA, The Pets Hotel is custom designed for your pet’s health, safety and comfort, all in a fun-filled environment - which exceeds the industry Code of Practice.
The owners of The Pets Hotel have 35 years experience in the Pet industry.

The Pets Hotel is the culmination of this experience.

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Phone: (03) 9646 3696
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Address: 7 Phillip Court
Port Melbourne. Vic 3207