After a poor experience at PetSmart, I asked my Facebook friends where they recommended we go for general grooming for our "children". I had several give Happy Dogs as their preferred groomers. We made an appointment and dropped all three off today. The entire staff was extremely professional and thorough with the check-in process and subsequently the bathing, grooming and nail trimming. We are thoroughly pleased with the entire experience and we definitely will return!! Best wishes, Kent & Steve and of course Don Juan Diego, Rossie, and the beautiful Miss Lucy!! �����
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Being a Dog Groomer can be quite rewarding as you are in constant contact with the dog creating, therefore, a closer bond as you are handling and caring for the dogs best needs. You will be gratified by knowing the dog is clean and by decreasing its chances from various health problems such as thrush, scratches, infestation, parasites on the skin, and other skin problems, as well as a general health check making sure its free from any cuts, heat, swelling, lameness or temperament changes which, in turn, can be an indication of illness.
A dedicated pet sitter is a great option for in home dog day care when your family or friends are too busy. Many pet owners are uncomfortable asking their neighbours for dog day care help: a Pawshake pet sitter will be happy to provide dog day care when you can’t. Pawshake pet sitters are genuinely love pets and are there to help with your dog day care needs.
Dogs frequently suffer from infestations of intestinal parasites – commonly known as worms. The most common types are roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms. Each different type of worm has its own specific lifecycle and can damage a dog’s health in different ways. Clinical signs of an excessive worm burden include: diarrhoea, vomiting, poor coat condition, weight loss and general lethargy. Some types of worms can remain in a dogs system and no outward signs of infestation will be apparent. Intestinal worms can be treated with anthelmintics (de-worming medication). Regular use of appropriate anthelmintics every 3 months is recommended.
It is also important that dogs are socialised with people and other dogs from an early age. There are a range of activities dog owners and their four-legged friends can get involved in such as fly ball, agility and lure coursing. Consult your local council about activities available in your area. RSPCA training and information sessions on pet behaviour are also regularly staged at Burwood East.

Dogs frequently suffer from infestations of intestinal parasites – commonly known as worms. The most common types are roundworms, hookworms, tapeworms and whipworms. Each different type of worm has its own specific lifecycle and can damage a dog’s health in different ways. Clinical signs of an excessive worm burden include: diarrhoea, vomiting, poor coat condition, weight loss and general lethargy. Some types of worms can remain in a dogs system and no outward signs of infestation will be apparent. Intestinal worms can be treated with anthelmintics (de-worming medication). Regular use of appropriate anthelmintics every 3 months is recommended.

Diarrhoea is similar to vomiting in that it is a clinical sign rather than a disease itself. Diarrhoea can be a sign of a mild digestive upset or of something more serious e.g. food poisoning or ingestion of other toxic materials. Acute and chronic diarrhoea can be life threatening, particularly in puppies or older dogs. If the diarrhoea lasts longer than a couple of hours, contains blood and the dog appears to be in pain and has a fever then veterinary attention is required immediately. Treatment in this case will include identification and appropriate treatment for the underlying condition causing the diarrhoea as well as fluid and electrolyte therapy. Mild cases can be treated at home by removing food for a period of 12 hours and then re-introducing small amounts of bland food (e.g. chicken and rice). Probiotics can also be a useful addition to improve the overall health of the affected dog’s intestines.


Our beautiful self contained limestone cottage with fully fenced backyard is located in the heart of Margaret River. It is a 15 minute walk (2km) to the main street and a short drive or cycle (10km) to the beach. Dog walks from the doorstep include walking down to the Margaret River and walks along a bush track all the way to nearby town Cowaramup (13km).There is information in the cottage regarding the dog beach, and dog friendly cafes, restaurants, wineries and breweries. Happy Dogs has one bedroom with queen bed, one bathroom with washing maching, kitchen equipped with oven and hotplates, microwave, kettle, toaster, and fridge, lounge with TV and DVD player, a dinning area, and outdoor BBQ area. Owners Stuart and Rachel and their border collie/lab Scooter live and breath Margaret River and would love to share their knowledge and passion of the region with you. From the wineries, breweries, chocolate factories, cheese factory, and the berry farm to the local farmers market, golf course, bush walks, caves, fishing, whale watching and surfing, Margaret River has endless opportunities to enjoy. Wine tours will pick up from Happy Dogs daily. With too much to do it justice right now, Happy Dogs contains comprehensive information of things to do in and around the Margaret River region.Please let us know the breed and age of your canine pal in your booking request. There is a fully fenced secure backyard but we can allow dogs inside if you request this when booking.
Happy Dogs is a wonderful place for dogs that love to be around other playful pups. Many of my pet sitting clients also use Happy Dogs and it's nice having such a wonderful local business I can refer to when our clients want more or need different services. And even better - having a great working relationship with Dionne and Mike to where we can pass referrals back and forth.
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