Here's our newsletter No. 4
Welcome to Newsletter No. 4
Here we are in the New Year; very excited with all the plans in the making to offer our valued customers soon!… all I will say at this time is to watch this space, but it won’t be long until our amazing new and exclusive services and offers are launched.
It’s been a very busy time with doggy daycare and sleepovers and the diary is fast filling up throughout the year … with that in mind I would encourage early booking if possible to secure the dates that you need … as you know, we only accept a small number of doggy guests at any one time and I would hate to disappoint and not be able to accommodate your darling/s.
I hope you enjoy this months News and would like to take this opportunity to thank all our wonderful customers and followers for the feedback, likes, loves and reviews – its great to know that you love what we do!
On that note, I will sign out and leave you to read our articles for the month, below!
Jaqui, Chief Bottle Washer, Jaqs Doggy Day Dreams xx
This month’s waggy birthday celebrations go to:
1st January – Tiny (Charis Hsieh Chi-Wen)
14th January – Milly (Aran Mackay)
16th January – Lilly (Andrea Robinson)
We are sure you were spoilt and had a lovely, super time!
Dogs that are bored get into mischief, so give your canine friend something to occupy his/her brain and body while you’re away to help prevent trouble.
#1 Food-Stuffed Toys
Get a durable hollow toy such as a Kong. Mix your doggy’s kibble with peanut butter or cream cheese, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed bananas or plain yogurt. Stuff the toy with the mixture and give it to your dog as a puppy pacifier when you leave the house. If your dog gets really good at emptying these toys, try stuffing them, then freezing them so that it presents more of a challenge. Busy work with a built-in reward!
#2 Durable Chew Toys
Give your dog an outlet for his instinct to chew by providing bully sticks or durable chew toys. Be sure the toy or chew stick is the appropriate size for your dog. If it's small enough to fit entirely in his mouth, it’s too small.
#3 Music or TV
Put on the TV or radio for your dog. The sound may also provide the bonus of masking the outdoor noises that cause an alarm barker to sound off.
#4 Surprise Visits
Do you have a friend or neighbour or family member who can come by during the day once in a while for a visit? If not, consider hiring a professional pet sitter (there are a few great ones here in Qatar) to check on your dog and give some extra playtime and exercise … or better still book him/her into Jaqs Doggy Day Dreams for daycare or a sleepover!
January’ Doggy Recipe - Carrot Cake Dog Treats
As you know we feature a recipe in each months Newsletter; we feel it’s so much better for our furry family members when we make their snacks from scratch.
Using store bought treats can be a bit of a concern not knowing exactly what the ingredients are, so we enjoy making them ourselves! This recipe is the easiest ever! Use cake moulds for individual treats.
2 cups whole wheat or all purpose flour
11/2 cups milk
1 cup carrots, grated
1 tablespoon all natural honey
1 tablespoon baking powder
½ teaspoon cinnamon
Pop the oven on to a high temperature.
Add all the ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix until well blended.
Using a silicone or rubber spatula, spoon the batter into cake molds.
Pop in the oven for 20 minutes
Cool on a rack for 30 minutes
This Month’s Recommendation Goes To:
British Veterinary Centre, 333 Al Waab Street, Doha Tel 4411 6151
Newly opened, we are singing the praises of BVC .. a wonderful new vets that is headed up by Dr Nicola and has a fantastic team on board.
We have been to see Dr Nicola with our Honey. Honey has been such a nervous visitor to vets in the past, and has always been a bit of a handful (to say the least!) when getting treatment or for grooming. I explained this to Dr Nicola who encouraged Honey to take a visit to get to know the practice and the team, so we went along. Honey and I spent an hour at BVC, she ran around, had a good sniff, was given lots of love and attention, and treats!; was thoroughly spoilt and loved … she had a lovely time. A few days later, I booked Honey in to get her nails clipped – previously at another vets she has been returned to us with only 3 paws clipped out of 4 as she was such a handful!, so Dr Nicola was well briefed and prepared …. I was amazed! Dr Nicola telephoned me not more than 10 minutes later to say all done and Honey was fine! …. During the treatment Nurse Trish cuddled Honey the whole time, and she didn’t even notice that Dr Nicola had cut her nails!!!! She was returned to me full of happiness, she loved her visit to the vets and that’s a big thumbs up from me!
Thank you BVC, Honey cant wait to come and see you!