Here's our newsletter No. 2
Welcome to Newsletter No. 2
How was your October … did you go trick or treating, carve out pumpkins or dress up your pooches in fancy dress!?
This month celebrates Guy Fawkes on the 5th November – it’s doubtful that we need to worry about fireworks here in Qatar scaring us doggies with loud bangs throughout the night, which is a relief! However, with National Day taking place in December there may well be lots of noise in the sky and our next newsletter will offer advice on how to keep us four legged fur babies as least stressed as possible.
We’ve had a lovely time with our furry friends who have come to play with me and DJ, we met Lilly and Brodie for the first time who stayed 11 nights and had lots of fun getting to know them – you will see what their Dad, Mark had to say about their holiday with us below!
We hope you enjoy this month’s articles.
… signing off with love and paw prints;
Recommendation of the Month goes to First Vet Veterinary & Pharmacy Services, Alfrosia Street, close to Villagio. We went there as find the prices steep of the vets in our area and were really impressed with First Vet. Wanting to get some eye treatment for Honey who had conjunctivitis. Our vets had charged us QAR 90 for 5g tube, we spoke to First Vet’s pharmacist, Dr Eman, who prescribed a 15g tube of medication and paid only QAR 30! So we paid a third of the price and received three times more! Both the 5g and 15g eye medications we purchased contain antibiotics and treat inflammation.
First Vet have a large supply of different pet foods for sale. We usually feed our three pooches Royal Canine, which we purchase from our local vets and our last 10kg bag was QAR 250. First Vet sell Royal Canine but offered an alternative brand they sell ‘Josera’. Josera is an equivalent German brand, the difference is an 18kg bag is only QAR 200. Dr Eman gave us free of charge SEVEN x 90g bags of different types of Josera food to see whether our dogs liked the food, and they love it!
First Vet offer free delivery on orders over QAR 300, all you have to do is call Dr Eman on 7000 3140 – she will be happy to discuss any concerns you have about your pet and also arrange any food orders you may wish to make – we are most definitely going to pick up the phone! Their website is www.firstvetqa.com
Novembers Recipe; Honey’s Hunnie Bites
Each month our newsletter will feature a Doggy Treat recipe. All recipes have been checked as safe for dogs to eat and are for the purpose of treating your dog only, and not part of your dog’s daily balanced diet. It is important that treats are only given sparingly.
Ingredients (makes 30)
5oz or ¾ cup self-raising flour
4oz or 1 cup rolled oats
1oz or 1/3 cup desiccated coconut
4oz or ½ cup butter / margarine
2 tablespoons honey
1 level teaspoon bicarbonate soda
1 tablespoon milk
Oven Temperature and Times
180c / 350f / gas mark 4 – bake for 15minutes (reduce time for fan assisted ovens)
Combine flour, oats and coconut into a mixing bowl, stir together
Put butter, margarine and honey into a saucepan and mix on a very low heat, stirring occasionally until melted into a liquid and then take off the heat
Mix the milk with the bicarbonate of soda and add to the honey liquid
Stir the liquid into the mixing bowl until completely mixed together
Cover with a clean tea towel and leave to stand for 15 – 20 minutes
Grease two baking trays
Divide the mixture into small balls, the size of a marble and space well on the baking trays
Put into a preheated oven and bake until golden brown. Once done, turn off the oven, open the oven door to release any steam and then close the door and use the remaining heat in the oven to allow the treats to dry out.
When treats are completely cold they can be frozen and/or stored in an airtight container
A lot of food can’t be digested by dogs, but honey is different as it is already pre-digested by the bees and therefore can be digested very easily by your dog. Honey helps to prevent bad bacteria in your dog’s digestive tract, too. Just like humans, your dog can benefit from honey’s moisturization qualities – it improves their skin and fur. Honey given to dogs also improves their energy level …. you should have no problem giving your dog honey because most dogs really like its taste. Yum Yum!
Eman Mostafa Badr’s ‘Clair’ is one year old on the 1st November – Happy Barkday Clair!
Dot & Kittie
Adorable sisters Dot and Kittie are staying at Jaqs Doggy Day Dreams for the month of November. Rescued by PAWS who found them in a very dangerous situation, they were pulled out of trouble and taken into care by this wonderful charity. They have been staying with their foster Mum Erika and now come to us to be loved and cared for whilst a new loving forever home is being sought for them. If you would like to be considered for adoption, please do contact PAWS – Dot and Kittie are the sweetest pair of pooches, who are no trouble and just need to be loved.
Lilly & Brodie came to stay … here’s what their Dad; Mark, said!
So our pups, Lilly & Brodie, made their debut appearance at Jaqs Doggy Day Dreams in October. I’m glad to say that although they obviously missed us, they had a great time in our absence which was evident by the daily photo updates we received. Thank you Jaqui!