Please Note: If the matter is not urgent please call between the hours of 8.30 to 5.30 Monday to Friday.

Summer in Australia is a wonderful time to get out with your dog, bond and get fit while enjoying the great outdoors.

dog walkingMake playtime safe

A walk is a fun time for your dog to explore and to play and exercise and burn off a lot of pent up energy. So make sure you always have a safe ball, frisbee or other throw toy ready at your disposal. Most dogs will pick up a stick in their excitement and beg you to throw it. Resist temptation to do this. Many dogs safely catch sticks hundreds of times, however as veterinarians see too often, it can be a fatal choice for your dog. Having something safe on hand will make it easier to resist the temptation.

Hot surfaces can burn

Roads and pavements can heat up rapidly in days of high temperatures. Unless you are walking your dog barefoot, you most dog walkerlikely will not know whether the ground has the potential to burn your dog's paws. There is a very simple test: put the back of your hand on the pavement, and if you can't keep it there for five seconds, it's too hot for your dog's feet. Obviously the best time to walk is in the early morning or late afternoon, but if this is not possible, there are ways you and your pal can enjoy a walk without ending in painful burning and blistering. If your dog is happy in the car this is a safe way to get to and from your favourite shady park. Check out some other helpful tips here.

Beware of snakes

dog walkingAs the weather begins to heat up one creature that begins to become very active in our bush and wetlands are snakes. It would not be much fun for us or our dogs to avoid these areas in summer as they are so much more scenic and tranquil than the suburban streets but we do need to be aware and alert. We don't often see the snakes that are present as they tend to avoid confrontation. An inquisitive dog however can easily disturb and scare a snake into inflicting a potentially lethal bite. It is almost impossible to find a snake bite on a dog so it is important to know the signs and to seek help immediately.  

Water is vitaldog walking

Hydration is essential. We all know dogs pant to keep cool. As they exhale water is expired from their tongue, this respiration regulates their body temperature. A dog's nose must also be sufficiently moist to be able to pick up scents, making your walk more interesting and pleasurable. always be on the look out for the signs of dehydration and make sure to take water with you on a long walk or at least have a big supply of fresh cool water ready for your return.  All the beautiful dogs pictured on this page are out on walks with their dog walkers from Pet Friends a Perth based pet care business which has been providing pet services including walking, holiday care and boarding since 1995. We look forward to loving your furry friends as much as you do.    

About petfriends

Contact Information

26 Woodhall St Stirling,
WA, 6021

0418 728 455
topdog@petfriends.net.au

Suburbs We Mainly Service

Alexander Heights 6064
Alfred Cove 6154
Applecross 6153
Ardross 6153
Ashby 6065
Attadale 6156
Aveley 6069
Balcatta 6021
Balga 6061
Ballajura 6066
Banksia Grove 6031
Baskerville 6056
Bassendean 6054
Bateman 6150
Bayswater 6053
Bedford 6052
Beldon 6027
Bibra Lake 6163
Booragoon 6154
Brentwood 6153
Bullcreek 6149
Burns Beach 6028
Butler 6036
Canningvale 6155
Carine 6020
Carramar 6031
Churchlands 6018
City Beach 6015
Claremont 6010
Clarkson 6030
Connolly 6027
Coolbinia 6050
Cottesloe 6011
Craigie 6025
Crawley 6009
Currambine 6028
Daglish 6008
Dalkeith 6009
Darch 6065
Dianella 6059
Doubleview 6018
Duncraig 6023
East Fremantle 6158
Edgewater 6027
Eglinton 6034
Ellenbrook 6069
Floreat 6014
Girrawheen 6064
Glendalough 6016
Greenwood 6024
Gwelup 6018
Hamersley 6022
Heathridge 6027
Henley Brook 6055
Herdsman 6017
Highgate 6003
High Wycombe 6057
Hillarys 6025
Hocking 6065
Iluka 6028
Inglewood 6052
Innaloo 6018
Jandakot 6164
Jindalee 6036
Jolimont 6014
Joondalup 6027
Joondanna 6060
Kallaroo 6025
Kardinya 6163
Karrinyup 6018
Kingsley 6026
Kinross 6028
Koondoola 6064
Lakelands 6210
Landsdale 6065
Leederville 6007
Leeming 6149
Madeley 6065
Malaga 6090
Marangaroo 6064
Mariginiup 6065
Marmion 6020
Maylands 6051
Melville 6156
Menora 6050
Merriwa 6030
Mindarie 6030
Mirrabooka 6061
Morley 6062
Mosman Park 6012
Mount Claremont 6010
Mount Hawthorn 6016
Mount Lawley 6050
Mount Pleasant 6153
Mullaloo 6027
Murdoch 6150
Myaree 6154
Nedlands 6009
Neerabup 6031
Nollamara 6061
Noranda 6062
North Beach 6020
North Lake 6163
North Perth 6006
Northbridge 6003
Nowergup 6032
Ocean Reef 6027
Osborne Park 6017
Padbury 6025
Palmyra 6157
Parkwood 6147
Pearsall 6065
Peppermint Grove 6011
Perth 6000
Quinns Rocks 6030
Riverton 6148
Rossmoyne 6148
Scarborough 6019
Shenton Park 6008
Sinagra 6065
Sorrento 6020
South Lake 6164
Stirling 6021
Subiaco 6008
Swanbourne 6010
Tamala Park 6030
Tapping 6065
The Vines 6069
Trigg 6029
Tuart Hill 6060
Upper Swan 6069
Wangara 6065
Wanneroo 6065
Warwick 6024
Watermans Bay 6020
Wembley 6014
Wembley Downs 6019
West Leederville 6007
West Perth 6005
Westminster 6061
Willagee 6156
Willeton 6155
Winthrop 6150
Woodlands 6018
Woodvale 6026
Yokine 6060
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Pet Friends

26 Woodhall St Stirling,
WA, 6021
0418 728 455
topdog@petfriends.net.au

Suburbs We Mainly Service

Alexander Heights 6064
Alfred Cove 6154
Applecross 6153
Ardross 6153
Ashby 6065
Attadale 6156
Aveley 6069
Balcatta 6021
Balga 6061
Ballajura 6066
Banksia Grove 6031
Baskerville 6056
Bassendean 6054
Bateman 6150
Bayswater 6053
Bedford 6052
Beldon 6027
Bibra Lake 6163
Booragoon 6154
Brentwood 6153
Bullcreek 6149
Burns Beach 6028
Butler 6036
Canningvale 6155
Carine 6020
Carramar 6031
Churchlands 6018
City Beach 6015
Claremont 6010
Clarkson 6030
Connolly 6027
Coolbinia 6050
Cottesloe 6011
Craigie 6025
Crawley 6009
Currambine 6028
Daglish 6008
Dalkeith 6009
Darch 6065
Dianella 6059
Doubleview 6018
Duncraig 6023
Edgewater 6027
Eglinton 6034
Ellenbrook 6069
Floreat 6014
Girrawheen 6064
Glendalough 6016
Greenwood 6024
Gwelup 6018
Hamersley 6022
Heathridge 6027
Henley Brook 6055
Herdsman 6017
Highgate 6003
High Wycombe 6057
Hillarys 6025
Hocking 6065
Iluka 6028
Inglewood 6052
Innaloo 6018
Jandakot 6164
Jindalee 6036
Jolimont 6014
Joondalup 6027
Joondanna 6060
Kallaroo 6025
Kardinya 6163
Karrinyup 6018
Kingsley 6026
Kinross 6028
Koondoola 6064
Lakelands 6210
Landsdale 6065
Leederville 6007
Leeming 6149
Madeley 6065
Malaga 6090
Marangaroo 6064
Mariginiup 6065
Marmion 6020
Maylands 6051
Melville 6156
Menora 6050
Merriwa 6030
Mindarie 6030
Mirrabooka 6061
Morley 6062
Mosman Park 6012
Mount Claremont 6010
Mount Hawthorn 6016
Mount Lawley 6050
Mount Pleasant 6153
Mullaloo 6027
Murdoch 6150
Myaree 6154
Nedlands 6009
Neerabup 6031
Nollamara 6061
Noranda 6062
North Beach 6020
North Lake 6163
North Perth 6006
Northbridge 6003
Nowergup 6032
Ocean Reef 6027
Osborne Park 6017
Padbury 6025
Palmyra 6157
Parkwood 6147
Pearsall 6065
Peppermint Grove 6011
Perth 6000
Quinns Rocks 6030
Riverton 6148
Rossmoyne 6148
Scarborough 6019
Shenton Park 6008
Sinagra 6065
Sorrento 6020
South Lake 6164
Stirling 6021
Subiaco 6008
Swanbourne 6010
Tamala Park 6030
Tapping 6065
The Vines 6069
Trigg 6029
Tuart Hill 6060
Upper Swan 6069
Wangara 6065
Wanneroo 6065
Warwick 6024
Watermans Bay 6020
Wembley 6014
Wembley Downs 6019
West Leederville 6007
West Perth 6005
Westminster 6061
Willagee 6156
Willeton 6155
Winthrop 6150
Woodlands 6018
Woodvale 6026
Yokine 6060