Happy New Year everyone, we hope 2020
is starting off with a bang and treating you all well so far!
Here are some of our Tips for a fresh
start, NEW year NEW you, well maybe not a new you but maybe an improved you haha.
talk goals / intentions / resolutions: Did you know “exercise more” is the
single-most common New Year’s resolution? Yet, according to a survey conducted
by Bodybuilding.com, 73 percent give up on their fitness goals before achieving
So if your someone who wanted to set some new fitness goals but haven’t followed through in the past or seriously just not sure where to start and don’t want to get overwhelmed by the whole fitness industry/gyms, then just lace up those runners and EXERCISE WITH YOUR POOCH. Take him out for a nice stroll it’s both great for you and your pet just to get your body moving.
2. DECLUTTER your home and buy some fresh sheets.
That feeling when you get into fresh
clean bed sheets, yeah you know the one I’m talking about and that feeling is
even better when the sheets are brand spanking new!! Same goes for your pet
they deserve a fresh new bed every year too.
SHOP HERE for some amazing new bed designs that your Pet will love you for.
Our Top Selling Premium Dog beds are listed below-
Dogs need vitamins too! This dog New
Year’s resolution is all about making sure your pet has the right nutrients for
Don’t just start feeding supplements
willy-nilly, though. Before you start any supplement or vitamin, it’s a good
idea to talk to the vet about what might be the most beneficial for your pet.
5. Go to the DENTIST/ Get pearlier whites
It may not be the most glamorous of
resolutions, sure. But don’t “brush” off the importance of a great smile. (Pardon
the pun haha )
This year, you can also resolve to
improve your dog’s dental hygiene to reduce the risk of gum disease, lost
teeth, bad breath, and even heart problems- See you’re Vet for more details on
how to improve your dog’s dental hygiene.
6. Get even SMARTER
It’s never too late- Take a short course,
Read a book, Listen to a Blog there are so many things to do to help activate
the learning parts of your brain and many of us just go about our business doing
the same things every day that we stop continuing to educate ourselves.
Also consider choosing things for your dog
that challenge their brain.
You can resolve to practice a new
trick with them every month and positively reinforce their progress with
delicious snacks. Or try an awesome food puzzle toy that will be both
challenging and tasty.
7. Do things you have never done.
Are there places you want to see that
you never get to that are actually in your neighbourhood?
Every month try a new activity and go
on an adventure. Put it in your diary as an appointment so you don’t continue
to blow it off.
Take your dog and go for a swim at a
beach you don’t normally visit, Check out dog friendly trails you have been
meaning to go to, Go to a new Café and try something different off the menu you
wouldn’t normally eat, Ring a friend and go for a walk with their dog too
rather than just going out for dinner or drinks.
The options are endless and changing
things up can give you and your dog a new perspective, a fun experience, and
tons of exciting sights and smells.
10 Reasons why buying a Premium bed is so important.
Looking for the perfect bed to suit your
Dog? Possibly something really soft or maybe something for the old girl that’s good
for their joints and bones? We believe your pet deserves the best bed for a
perfect night’s sleep so here are the top 10 reasons why buying a premium bed
is so important and worth every penny.
It’s a piece of Décor not just a dog bed.
We all know those old school hideous brown paw print beds! Well they are
no longer- well no longer a T&S product anyway haha our designer Bree comes
from an Interior Design background so when she came on board 6 years ago creating
a product that didn’t stick out and suited the tone and matched your décor was
a huge feature she wanted to share.
Choice of colours
T&S have a huge range of colours available to choose from, we
understand that not all homes change up their interior style with current
trends (who can afford that) and may prefer a plain grey bed to a pink linen,
so we produce a range of different colours and textures to suit everyone’s
Huge range of sizes
This is a big one! We know it’s super easy to get small beds from
everywhere but how many of you especially with larger breeds find companies
that sell beds big enough for a great dane or even a bullmastiff? Well here at
T&S we do! We stock sizes of bedding from a rabbit all the way to a small
horse aka a Great Dane haha
Bed with sides
Our Sorrento bed is one of the highest sided premium dog bed on the
market. With both a high back and sides it allows your pet to feel comfortable,
safe, warm and secure.
Dogs are just like humans, as they age so do their joints and bones. Our
slumber pet mat is ideal as it’s not high off the ground and the Australian Dunlop
convoluted foam inside helps to spread the pet’s weight evenly and relieve those
pressure points. The super soft cover also adds that extra softness and comfort
your pet needs.
Washing made easy
Here at T&S we understand that dog beds can be an absolute pain to
wash- especially the big ones so we have a huge range of bedding that is 100%
completely removable and washable to make that super easy for you.
A LOT of our products are filled with either a piece of foam or crumbed foam that we crumb ourselves. The foam we use is Australian made from Dunlop, all Dunlop foam is treated with Ultrafresh.
Ultrafresh inhibits bacterial fungal growth and dust mite proliferation.
Ultrafresh assists with the prevention of allergies and asthma
Their own bed (not yours)
Want your pet off your bed or off the couch? Well for starters you need
to entice them to an even better location to sleep on! And here at T&S we
have so many luxurious, soft and enticing dog beds to choose from.
The Perfect Sleep
Did you know that dogs sleep around 12-14 hours a day? And that’s just
the beginning puppy’s need as much at 18-20 hours and older dogs and certain
breeds also need more rest. With that in mind you want to make sure that your
dog is getting the perfect sleep seen as they spend a good deal of their day asleep
on their bed.
Your dog will love you.
And finally…. what better excuse to get a premium luxury dog bed than
your dog loving you even more! Your dog’s deserve the very best and that is a
T&S Dog Bed.
Whether you’re looking for a funny, cute or inspiring name for your fur baby we have you covered with a list of the top 20 names we love and think you will too!
We have thought long and hard and give to you the best dog names we could think of.
Tiny (For a big dog this is a great one)
Oi (Can you imagine yelling to your dog “Oi come here, Oi sit down”)
So there you have it! The best Dog names around- That’s ok you can thank us later!
Remember when choosing your dog’s
name to keep it short and sweet nobody wants to be yelling out a super long
name in public and let’s be honest if your dog’s running off down the beach
they are only going to hear the first part of their name if it’s too long.
Keep it pronounceable in case your dog goes to a kennel or a Daycare you don’t want your dog getting confused if someone cannot call them by their name and lastly keep it inoffensive, No one else wants to call your dog stink muffin even if you and your family think it’s funny.
Have you just bought your newly named
dog? Have you got everything you need?
We have a HUGE range of bedding,
treats, toys, walking accessories and feeding bowls to help get you started for
everything you will need.
Did you know that when you purchase SavourLife products you’re not only buying Aussie-made food and treats your dog will love, you’re lending a hand to a great cause. You don’t pay anything extra for a SavourLife product, quite the opposite, you’ll find us to be incredible value for money. So you’ll be getting the best products around and helping rescue dogs in need!
2. THAT PUG BRUCEY – The best little swimming potato around town- this little squishy faced Pug called Bruce lives on the Gold Coast and loves a good little paddle. He also has a super cute sister called @thatlabbella
For this reason, some foods are safe for humans to eat but
may be toxic and potentially deadly for dogs.
On the other hand, there are many human foods that are perfectly safe and even healthy for dogs to eat as an occasional treat.
In this article we will go through 10 different foods your dog can and cannot eat that are commonly questionable foods.
Foods your dog Can and Cannot Eat
1. Carrots: Can Eat
Both raw and cooked carrots are safe for your dog to eat.
Carrots are low in calories and a good source of vitamins,
minerals and fibre. This makes them a very healthy food for your dog to snack
Before feeding carrots to your dog, make sure to cut them
into bite-size pieces to prevent choking.
2. Grapes and Raisins: Can’t Eat
You should never feed grapes or raisins to your dog.
Grapes and raisins contain toxic compounds that are harmful
to dogs. They have the potential to lead to rapid kidney failure and death.
Even small amounts of grapes and raisins can
make your dog sick, so it’s important to avoid giving them to your dog
3. Peanut Butter: Can Eat
Peanut butter is a healthy and safe treat for dogs to eat in
However, it is best to limit your dog’s peanut butter intake. Since peanut butter is high in fat and calories, it may lead to weight gain if he eats too much.
Also, make sure to feed your dog plain, unsalted peanut butter. Peanut butter commonly has extra ingredients added to it, such as salt, which could be harmful to your dog.
4. Eggs: Can Eat
Cooked eggs are perfectly safe and nutritious for dogs to
One medium egg provides some of almost every vitamin and
mineral, plus lots of protein. There are claims that eggs may also help relieve
nausea in dogs, although there is no scientific evidence behind this claim.
It is important to note that you should avoid feeding raw eggs to your dog. While dogs typically do not get sick from eating raw eggs, bacteria, such as Salmonella, can spread from the dog to its human owners, increasing their risk of infection.
5. Chocolate: Can’t Eat
It is widely known that dogs should never eat chocolate.
This is because chocolate contains theobromine and caffeine,
two stimulants that dogs cannot efficiently metabolize.
If your dog eats chocolate, he may exhibit symptoms like
vomiting, diarrhea and dehydration. These symptoms may lead to more serious
complications, such as internal bleeding, muscle tremors, seizures and death.
Darker and less sweet varieties of chocolate, such as cocoa
powder and unsweetened baker’s chocolate, are more poisonous to dogs than
sweetened varieties, such as milk chocolate.
Nevertheless, do not feed your dog any type of chocolate.
6. Cheese: Limit
Cheese is safe for most dogs to eat in small quantities.
Due to the fat and lactose content of cheese, some dogs may
have digestive symptoms, such as stomach pain and diarrhoea, after eating it.
To avoid unpleasant symptoms, it is best to introduce cheese
into your dog’s diet gradually. It may also help to only feed your dog low-fat
cheeses, such as mozzarella.
7. Onions: Can’t Eat
You should never feed your dog onions.
Onions contain N-propyl disulfide, a compound that is toxic
to dogs. It can damage your dog’s red blood cells, reducing their ability to
carry oxygen through the body. This often results in a condition called anemia
Anemia in dogs is characterized by a variety of symptoms,
including lethargy, weakness, decreased appetite and fainting. In severe cases,
dogs with anemia may need a blood transfusion.
It is important to note that all components and forms of
onions are toxic to dogs, even the leaves, juice and processed powders, such as
8. Bread: Can Eat
Plain white or whole grain bread is safe for most dogs to
eat as an occasional treat.
Before feeding your dog bread, make sure it doesn’t contain
any extra ingredients, such as raisins, which could be potentially harmful.
Additionally, keep in mind that bread, along with other
foods, adds extra calories to your dog’s diet and may cause weight gain if he
eats too much.
9. Avocado: Can’t Eat
Avocados should never be consumed by dogs.
This is because they contain a toxin called persin, which is
known to be very poisonous to dogs. It may lead to fluid accumulation in their
lungs and chest, which can cause breathing difficulties, oxygen deprivation and
Persin is found in all parts of the avocado, including the
fruit, pit, leaves and bark. Thus, you should always keep avocados away from
10. Milk: Limit
You should prevent your dog from drinking too much milk.
Lactose intolerance is common in dogs, which may cause loose
stools, gas, vomiting, stomach pain and diarrhea.
Some dogs are able to tolerate small quantities of milk as an occasional treat, but they should not drink more than a few tablespoons of milk per day.
Above are just a small number of foods that can and cannot
be eaten by your dog.
All foods should be introduced to your dog’s diet gradually
so that you can monitor them for any allergic reactions etc.
Like humans, All dogs are different and some may be able to
eat certain things while others may not. Even if a food is deemed “safe” it may
not be suitable for your particular dog to eat.
All foods should be eaten in moderation to help prevent
weight gain and any other negative effects.
We advise not to leave your dog alone when giving them a new
food to try.
For further information and more specific guidelines
regarding serving sizes etc please ask your local veterinarian.
If your dog eats a harmful food consult your veterinarian
immediately or call the pet poison hotline.
You should never treat or medicate a dog unless a licensed veterinarian advises you to do so.
For More information regarding nutrition for your dog’s please see the below links.
One of our favourite Brands of Dog food are our friends over at Savour-Life.
Not only is their dog food Australian made and delicious buy
buying their products you are also helping save rescue dogs with 50% of their
profits going to dogs in need.
“SavourLife® is a family-owned, Australian company inspired
by a love for dogs and a desire to make a difference. We make natural,
Australian-made food for dogs and donate 50% of our profits to pet rescue
organisations; helping them save and re-home abandoned dogs. With your help,
we’ve supported the re-homing of over 5,500 rescue dogs!”
As most Aussies these days know our dogs aren’t just pets, they are part of the family. So naturally we would want to take our pets on holiday with us, as we don’t want to leave part of the family behind.
Your dog/dogs deserve a great holiday as much as everyone else.
Finding the Perfect accommodation and booking
Before actually making a reservation, notify the management
or booking staff that you would like to bring a pet with you. There may be
restrictions associated with bringing a dog, including:
the breed of the dog
the size of the dog
the dog’s temperament
whether the dog is house trained
the number of dogs you wish to bring with you
the particular time of year that pets are
permitted to stay
You will also want to confirm that there is no additional
costs and if so what are those additional costs for having your dog there at
Suitability- before booking you will also want to confirm
that the property is suitable for your bet. It is important to understand that
“dog friendly” doesn’t necessarily mean what you might think. Some Properties
might not have adequate fencing, or your dog may not be allowed inside etc.
Questions you may want to ask when booking-
can my dog can come inside?
can my dog hop onto indoor furniture?
is bedding or a kennel provided for my dog?
are food and water bowls provided?
are there securely fenced outdoor areas for my
is my dog required to be on a lead when outside?
are there are any off-leash areas outside/ parks
is there any local wildlife my dog may
does proof need to be provided of current
Click the link below to scroll through a long list of beautiful places that welcome your pooch! From Holiday houses, to beach shacks, it’s going to be super easy to find that perfect location for you and your pooch!
Have you ever got in the car and thought that you had
forgotten something? Whether it’s for a luxury holiday destination or for the
annual camping trip we have all of your traveling pet accessories to make it
hassle-free and easy.
Don’t forget to pack those essential items your dog will
need on its trip away. Unless these items are supplied by the accommodation
provider, you should pack:
food and water bowls
bedding, including blankets
waste bags for cleaning up after your dog
toys your dog likes playing with
cleaning and grooming products such as shampoo
and a brush
Dog food – unless you know there are shops
Medication- If your pet takes any
Ensure your dog has a collar fitted that has an ID tag showing its name and your phone number. That way if your dog does get lost, someone can easily get in contact to reunite you and your pet.
Order everything you need online from us and have it sent
direct to you.
REMINDER when traveling never leave your dog alone inside a
parked vehicle on a hot day. It can take just a few minutes for a dog to suffer
severe heat exhaustion as they are unable to regulate their body temperature if
the air around them is too hot or they don’t have access to cool water.