How to keep your dog safe in Summer


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Your dog should always have fresh and clean water.
Recommendation: Take a portable water bowl with you.

Here a good, affordable and comfortable option.

Make sure your dog always has a shadowed place.

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Ask your vet if your long haired needs a trim during the hot seasons. But please note that some dog breeds use their fur for protection from the sun, thats why you should always ask your vet first.

Protect your dog from insects

Such as ticks, mosquitoes and fleas to prevent dangerous and terminal deseases. There are multiple options on the market like collars, drops, sprays etc.. See this article for a natural diy solution.

Be careful with your dogs paws

Remember that your dear companion doesn’t wear shoes. In summer the floor can get very hot and burn your dogs paws. Put your hand on the floor minimum 5 seconds to check if the floor is too hot. If your hands burns so does your dogs paws. Try to avoid walking your dog in the hot hours of the day and try to always walk in the shadow.

Never leave our animals alone in the car

Watch this PETA video in which they show a experiment with NFL player Tyrann Mathieu.

5 THINGS YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT DOGS…

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  1. DOGS HAVE A HIGHER BODY TEMPERATURE THAN HUMANS

The body temperature of a dog ranges from 38.5 to 39.5 ° C, whereas the human should be around 37º C. That is, because they are smaller beings. In general, smaller animals have higher body temperature thank bigger ones. Usually small dogs have a body temperature around 39.5 ° C and larger dogs of 38.9 ° C.

  1. A DOG CAN HAVE THE INTELLIGENCE OF A CHILD OF 2 YEARS

Researchers believe that the man’s best friend is smarter than we often assume. The average dog can remember about 165 words, count to five and recognize errors in calculations of light.

  1. DOGS DON’T LIKE TO GET HUGS.

If you really like to hug your dog, you will notice that he’s not so happy about that. The reason for it is, that a hug for the dog is a sign of domination.

  1. TO PET YOUR DOG REDUCES STRESS LEVELS, HELPS TO LOWER THE BLOOD PRESSURE AND STRENGTHEN OUR IMMUNE SYSTEM

Petting your dog for about eight minutes is enough to lower you own blood pressure and calm your pulse. The endorphins or hormones of happiness that releases the animal by stroking it are responsible for this.

  1. DOGS CAN SMELL DISEASES LIKE CANCER OR DIABETES

As already known, dogs have a very sensitive sense of smell.

Dogs can smell cancer, with that, researchers refer to the high content of benzene and small amounts of various derivatives found in the cancer tissue. Also in diseases such as diabetes, the smell of dog proves to be extremely useful, because the dog can already smell to hypoglycemia (low blood sugar) in patients with diabetes.

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Leishmaniosis, careful with the mosquitoes!

On warm summer evenings and humid areas, mosquitoes are often seen. More and more dogs suffer leishmaniosis, a very serious disease that is transmitted by the bite of the sand fly. Between May and September and even until October you should be extremely careful in warm countries.
It is recommended to get your dog a specific dog collar against bugs or apply a pipette, it is important that these products act against mosquitoes.

Protect your dog in addition with natural remedies like citronella

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Take a small spray bottle, fill it with water and put a few drops of the citronella oil in it. Evenings when you walk your dog or stay with him in the garden, take the citronella and spray it all over you dog’s body, avoiding the facial areas. Citronella helps not only against mosquitoes but also against other pests, such as ticks.

Another tip

End of October you should go with your dog to the vet and perform a test for leishmaniosis, to make sure that the dog is not infected. The sooner you know, the better the disease can be treated!

Behind the Scenes of Dogaholic Handmade

INTERVIEW: THE DESIGNER BEHIND FASHION ACCESSORY BRAND DOGAHOLIC

Interview by Sandra Nicole 

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Dags för juli månads intervju med ett nytt ansikte i branschen. Jag älskar att få en inblick i hur andra tänker och arbetar med design och är så himla glad över att få kunna erbjuda er en titt in i det också. Den här månaden intervjuade jag Alina, en ung tjej med passion för hundar och accessoarer. I och med att hon är född i Tyskland, uppfödd på Mallorca och numera bor i Madrid är den här intervjun på engelska. Varsågod!

It’s time for our next interview in the series of Fashion Behind the Scenes! I love to get a peek into other peoples creative worlds and to be able to share their passions here. This time I got to speak with Alina, a doglover born in Germany now living in a bustling area in Madrid with a passion for fashion accessories. She recently decided to start up a new brand for like minded dog lovers combining her two passions and shares her inspirations and challenges with us.

 

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Tell us a little about yourself!

My name is Alina, I’m 23 years old. I’m from Germany but when I was 4 years old my parents decided to move to Spain, to the beautiful island of Mallorca, where I grew up in a lovely house next to the sea with cats and dogs.

My parents, both very creative, have always been an inspiration for me so I knew that I would one day do something related to fashion just like them. When I was 18 years old I decided to move to Madrid where I started a degree in leather manufacturing. After several internships related to fashion accessories I realized that accessories are my passion – so I decided to do a master in accessory design (jewelry, bags and shoes) at the Istituto Europeo de Design in Madrid. Now I live in one of the oldest and most traditional areas of Madrid next to the flee market – which always is a source of inspiration!

Why design dog accessories?

Because I love dogs – I’m a real dogaholic. When I was a little girl I started redecorating the collar of my dog Rosita; she even had to wear a pink pearl necklace. Then I got my own two dogs and I was searching for dog collars with a nice and different design. I began to do dog collars myself. When walking my dogs, people showed lot of interest in my dog collars. After the master in accessory design I decided to start my own project! Dogaholic, a brand for the dog and owner, inspired from the latest fashion trends and 100% handmade.

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Alina in the making of another handmade accessory

Where else do you find your inspiration from?

I find inspiration nearly everywhere, usually I collect or do a little sketch of all the things that inspired me.

Who do you design for?

I design for dog lovers who search for individual and exclusive dog accessories, who value handmade products, where every detail is made with love. A dog and his owner have a special connection, the dog collars also can be used as bracelets to demonstrate this symbolic connection. Dogs are like another family member, you take them with you nearly everywhere, so why not style them with a nice dog collar and leash that fits to your out fit?

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Snapshot from Alina’s fabric library

What does your process look like when you design?

First I do a little research of the latest fashion trends. Once chosen the colours and theme of the collection, I gather up all the sketches, notes and ideas that have inspired me. With the collected information I do a little mood board. Then I start sketching and adding details until I get to the final design. One of my challenges is to design functional but stylish dog accessories. When the designs are done I select the materials and start to produce the products. Every single product from Dogaholic is handmade, which means quality and a whole lot of love.

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Tell us a little about the themes in your new collections

For this summer I did three collections;

The Tropical Collection, inspired by the tropical rain forests, a wild environment full of life. I used a bold combination of strong coloured leather with different textures and animal prints.

With the pastel coloured leather of the Soft Pop Collection I wanted to transmit peace and serenity to those turbulent times that we are living in our world. The designs show romanticism with a touch of kitsch.

The third collection is the Metallica Collection, inspired by space, with metallic colours, leather with different textures and extravagant effects.

And there’s also the Classic collection, a timeless collection with basic leather colours, classic and simple designs.snake

Which product is your absolute favorite?

My absolute favorite product is the Gold Leash, I really love functional accessories! You can put your keys in the mini purse and attach the leash to the bracelet. It makes life much easier when you walk your dog. A little secret preview for the upcoming winter collection… there will be another functional accessory, focused more on human but with a detail for your dog.

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The black leash with purse and a cool bracelet to clip on the leash.

What’s your greatest tip to those who want to start a brand?

Have a clear idea of what you want and try to be different. It’s not easy to start a brand, it takes a lot of time and you have to be really patient. Never give up!

 

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Interview by Sandra Nicole 

WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF DOGAHOLIC!

Dogaholic, definition: Person addicted to dogs; madmen of the dogs; human who would do anything for his dear companion.

Dogaholic is a brand created by Dogaholics and for Dogaholics, that is defined by its high quality, luxury, exclusivity and the unique design. The Spanish brand produces all kinds of accessories for dog and owner, inspired in the current fashion trends. All the accessories that Dogaholic offers are handmade with high quality materials, not only focused on luxury, also on functionality and confort, without loosing glamour. One of Dogaholic’s philosophies is to be updated with the latest fashion trends and create new trends.

Come and discover Dogaholic’s world…  You will love it!dogaholic handmade madrid