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Hydrolyte with Vitamin E - Working Dog Supplement

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Canine Electrolyte Replacement - Energizer and Antioxidant
Prevents Heat Stress & Promotes Hydration. for all breeds and all ages. BECAUSE SOMETIMES WATER IS NOT ENOUGH !! Chicken flavour. 28.5gram Sachet Each sachet makes 2 Pints or 1 Quart.

Indications for Hydrolyte
. Post-Operative Care
. Convalescent Care
. Supportive Treatment of Diarrhoea
. Dogs Spending Time in Hot or Cold Environment
. Working Dogs
. Dogs Engaging in Prolonged Physical Activity
. Dogs with Limited Water Access
. Lactating Bitches

Hydrolyte Features

. Superior Palatability
. Convenience
. Cost Effective
. Easy to Reconstitute, Store, Dispense
. Ideal for: Travel, Working Dog Situations

Hydrolyte Benefits

. Replaces Fluids and Electrolytes Lost During Stress
. Promotes and Maintains Hydration Status
. Prevents Heat Stress
. Increases Fluid Palatability
. Increases Fluid Absorption (Hypotonic)
. Promotes Natural pH Balance
. Aids in : Tissue Repair, Immune Function, Nutrient Transport, Restoring Acid/Base Balance, Maintaining Normal Nerve and Muscle Function.

For more detailed information, please follow the Directions for Use, on the reverse of the sachet.

Hydrolyte is a unique electrolyte, antioxidant and energy replacement formula spawned from 10 years of research and observation made on hard working dogs. HYDROLYTE supplies extra antioxidants to combat the free-radical effects of enhanced oxygen consumption that occurs during all stress, especailly prolonged exercise. If your dog exercises, spends time in a hot or cold environment, is lactating or suffering from diarrhoea HYDROLYTE will help your dog maintain hydration and electrolyte balance. HYDROLYTE is the only electrolyte replacement formula in the market today that is designed to replace all of the major electrolytes.....not just salt and potassium.
In addition, HYDROLYTE promotes a natural pH balance and provides a readily available form of the fuel most needed by the brain, nerves and immune system. HYDROLYTE is designed to exactly mimic your dog's own fluids. No other electrolyte solution can do what HYDROLYTE can for your dog, because no other product meets all your dogs needs as well, whether he is a weekend warrior or a well trained elite athlete. When you give your dog HYDROLYTE you are giving your dog the most complete electrolyte and energy replacement drink available. Show your best friend how much you care, help your dog to manage stress in his life with HYDROLYTE.....because sometimes water just isn't enough.

Dog Heatstroke Survival Guide
Know how to treat and prevent this dangerous condition.
by Robert Newman


What is heatstroke?

In simple terms, heatstroke occurs when a dog loses its natural ability to regulate its body temperature. Dogs don't sweat all over their bodies the way humans do. Canine body temperature is primarily regulated through respiration (i.e., panting). If a dog's respiratory tract cannot evacuate heat quickly enough, heatstroke can occur.

To know whether or not your dog is suffering from heatstroke (as opposed to merely heat exposure), it's important to know the signs of heatstroke.

A dog's normal resting temperature is about 100.5 to 102.5 degrees Fahrenheit. Once a dog's temperature rises above 105 degrees, physiological changes start to take place, and the dog begins to experience the effects of heatstroke. At 106 to 108 degrees, the dog begins to suffer irreversible damage to the kidneys, liver, gastrointestinal tract, heart and brain.

If a dog is experiencing heatstroke, you may observe excessive panting; hyperventilation; increased salivation; dry gums that become pale, greyish and tacky; rapid or erratic pulse; weakness; confusion; inattention; vomiting; diarrhoea; and possible rectal bleeding. If the dog continues to overheat, breathing efforts become slowed or absent, and finally, seizures or coma can occur.
The amount of damage a dog sustains when stricken with heatstroke depends on the magnitude and duration of the exposure. The longer and more severe the exposure, the worse the damage will be.

What to do

1 Pay attention to your dog. Recognizing the symptoms of heatstroke and responding quickly is essential for the best possible outcome.

2 Get into the shade. If you think your dog is suffering from heatstroke, move it into a shaded area and out of direct sunlight. Apply cool water to the inner thighs and stomach of the dog, where there's a higher concentration of relatively superficial, large blood vessels. Apply cool water to the foot pads, as well.

3 Use running water. A faucet or hose is the best way to wet down your dog's body. Never submerge your dog in water, such as in a pool or tub - this could cool the dog too rapidly, leading to further complications, including cardiac arrest and bloating.

4 Use cool - not cold - water. Many people make the mistake of using cold water or ice to cool the dog. When faced with a dog suffering from heatstroke, remember that the goal is to cool the dog. Using ice or extremely cold water is actually counterproductive to this process because ice and cold water cause the blood vessels to constrict, which slows blood flow, thus slowing the cooling process.

5 Don't cover the dog. One of the keys to successfully cooling your dog is ensuring the water being placed on the dog can evaporate. Never cover an overheated dog with a wet towel or blanket. This inhibits evaporation and creates a sauna effect around your dog's body. Likewise, don't wet the dog down and put it into an enclosed area, such as a kennel. Any air flow during the cooling process is helpful in reducing the dog's body temperature. Sitting with the wet dog in a running car with the air conditioner blowing is an ideal cooling situation.

6 Keep the dog moving. It's important to try to encourage your dog to stand or walk slowly as it cools down. This is because the circulating blood tends to pool in certain areas if the dog is lying down, thus preventing the cooled blood from circulating back to the core.

7 Allow the dog to drink small amounts of water. Cooling the dog is the first priority. Hydration is the next. Don't allow the dog to gulp water. Instead, offer small amounts of water that's cool, but not cold. If the dog drinks too much water too rapidly, it could lead to vomiting or bloat.

8 Avoid giving human performance drinks. Performance beverages designed for humans are not recommended because they are not formulated with the canine's physiology in mind. If you can't get an overheated dog to drink water, try offering chicken- or beef-based broths.

See a veterinarian

Once your dog's temperature begins to drop, cease the cooling efforts and bring the dog to a veterinarian as soon as possible. Your dog's temperature should be allowed to slowly return to normal once cooling has begun. A dog that's cooled too quickly may become hypothermic.

Even if your dog appears to be fully recovered, the veterinarian needs to check to determine if the heatstroke caused any damage to your dog's kidneys and liver. The effects of heatstroke can continue for 48 to 72 hours longer, even if your dog appears normal.

William Grant, DVM, a veterinarian for 20 years and former president of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, has treated hundreds of cases of heatstroke, ranging from mild to fatal.

According to Grant, the most common cause of death following heatstroke is disseminated intravascular coagulopathy (blood coagulating throughout the body), or DIC, which can occur hours or days after the heatstroke episode.

DIC can also be caused by pyometra or septicemia, but Grant says heatstroke is the most common cause. "Once a dog develops DIC, it may bleed in the thorax, abdomen, nose and intestine," Grant says. "Once the blood-clotting factors are consumed, there is an inability of the blood vessels to prevent leaking; the condition is almost always fatal." For this reason, follow-up veterinary care is essential following a heatstroke episode, even if your dog seems to be completely fine.

Prevention is the best medicine

The best treatment for heatstroke is prevention. Especially during the summer months, it's essential to be aware of the potential for heatstroke. Knowing the signs of heatstroke, and taking the necessary steps to prevent it, will ensure your dog can have a safe and active life year-round.

Price: per 28.5gram sachet makes 2 pints - £3.50; Per Sachet 10+ order - £3.33 ; each Hydrolyte bottle - £3.00

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Digital Anemometer

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Heat stress in dogs a killer.

This is an excellent Mini Weather Station. No more guess work as to what temperatures and conditions are favourable to working your dogs. An affordable piece of equipment, and a must, if you want to avoid Heat stress.

Features Include :
Wind speed measure using it's on board impeller, reading in mph, ft/min, km/h, or knots.

Wind speed in Beaufort wind scale bar graph.

Wind chill display.

Temperature display in either Celsius or Fahrenheit.

LCD Backlight.
Neck band included.
3v Lithium battery operation.

Need advice on Heat stress, then please call us: 01435 883126

Price: each - £28.00

Available Colours: As depicted

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Colour: £28.00 each


L.E.D Tethering Stake Peg Lights

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Use these to mark out your Tethering Stakes at night to stop damage by being driven over or harm members of the public falling over them. Just Push into the ground (do not hammer in). Uses four AG3 Button Cell batteries, supplied.

Price: Each - £2.00; Per Four - £6.80 ; Per Six - £10.00

Available Colours: None

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Travel water bowl

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While stocks last.

. Made of durable nylon.
. Easy to clean

The travel water bowl can be folded and zipped away, carried on your belt, using the trigger hook as seen

Price: each - £4.08

Available Colours: Camo and Brown

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Colour: £4.08 each


Collapsible Dog Bowl

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While stocks last.

Silicon Collapsible Dog Bowl

Can be used for either food or water. Folds down to take up less space.

Price: each - £11.23

Available Colours: As seen

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Colour: £11.23 each


Portabowls (Water only) MCS 9075

Handy fold flat cordura portable dog water bowls.

Price: Portabowls - £5.40

Available Colours: Blue, Black, Lavender

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New Product ... Hi-Vis Vest. Printed

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Hi Quality.
100% Polyester fabric with double band and brace reflective tape. Conforms to safety standard EN471 Class 2. Printed with the slogan: Sled Dog Training. Ideal for use in the forest/Woods.

Chest
Sizes Med......38"
Large......42"
Ex Large........46"

Price: £9.97

Available Colours: None

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Reflective Bandanas

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While stocks last.

These bandanas are fitted with a reflective rim and printed paw motif. Easy to open and put on due to the velcro fastenings.

Safety due to visibility.

Price: size M-L 45 x 23cm/20mm - £5.23; size XL 62 x 33cm/25mm - £6.72

Available Colours: None

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Please Rescue Dogs

Vehicle Sticker with the following:

"IN EMERGENCY PLEASE RESCUE DOGS"

Should your vehicle,ie.,Van, with no windows, be involved in a traffic accident then, we feel certain you would want the Emergency services to know that you have animals on board, that will also need to be rescued.

"Why not advertise the fact"

Price: Small Stickers x 2 - £1.50; Large Stickers x 1 - £1.50

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Microfiber Towel with bag

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While Stocks Last

Microfiber towel with bag
Excellent for cleaning dogs faces and eyes after running or racing.
Dirt just clings to the Microfiber towel.
Comes with carrying case that can be attached to your belt with the Karibiner provided.

Price: each - £3.50

Available Colours: None

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Microfiber Scarf Towel with Pockets

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While stocks last

This new Microfiber Scarf towel with Pockets has excellent moisture absorption properties, and dirt comes off with it.
Has 2 pockets for a more secure grip.
Suitable for all breeds and coats.
Machine washable up to 60c (Please do not use Fabric Softeners)

Usage : Rub your dog down with the glove. After use, simply rinse and wring out.

Price: each - £5.94

Available Colours: None

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