A Little About a Yorkie

by Admin on January 12, 2014

scarlet and reecie in pouchi bag    A Yorkie is a fun little pup to enjoy life with. Our Yorkie, Scarlet, is a total joy.

A “Yorkie” is really a Yorkshire Terrier, named after a town in England.  The breed originated in England and was popular with the working middle class.  Actually, the dogs were used for hunting rats in the mines and clothing mills. By the Victorian Era, the breed became popular with the upper class and entered their first show in 1861.  They were officially named the Yorkshire Terrier in 1870 and was admitted to the AKC in 1885.

Our Scarlet, typical of the breed, loves attention!  Yorkies generally are known for their dainty, energetic attitude.  They love attention and enjoy a good cuddle, on their own terms.  Scarlet adores her cuddles, until she doesn’t. Then, she will walk away and be content sitting in her bed or off by herself

Yorkies generally are fearless little animals and are certainly not intimidated by bigger breeds. They may chase rodents, so should be leashed in an open outside area.  The breed is known for being friendly, yet can be timid of strangers. They are fiercely protective and eager to please.  Generally they are difficult to house train, not really sure if this is because of their stubborn side, or because they are just too cute to consistently discipline.

The best way to train a Yorkie is through praise. They love it!  The silky hair of a Yorkie does not shed, so this breed is good in the house.

Care includes daily brushing, about 15 minutes, so tangles and mats will not form. They need to be trimmed about every 6 weeks.

Yorkies generally weigh between 4 – 7 pounds, but can grown larger. Our Scarlet is 3.8 pounds and is as feisty as a 15 pounder!  She knows what she wants and will let you know her desires!  However, she is devoted, cuddles and is a pure joy.  She is friendly to her “sister” Chihuahua, her “brother” German Shepard and her new brother, a cat!  She treats each of them as her very best friend. scarlet in LD dress

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Coconut Oil for Dogs?

by Admin on January 10, 2014

Coconut Stars productA natural healthy treat, medicine and benefit for your dog can be plain ole virgin olive oil.  The oil can be applied externally for the coat and skin, or given internally for a variety of benefits.

Some of the benefits include:

  • Helps produce healthy supple skin
  • Promotes a smooth glossy coat
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces cancer risks
  • Maintains a normal thyroid function
  • Minimizes arthritis

We simply put a small bit of firm oil in our hands, and let our Yorkie and Chihuahua simply lick it off the palms of our hands. It is considered a real treat as well as a great benefit.  We are more liberal with our 85 pound German Shepherd!  For the bigger dogs, build up to 1 teaspoon for every 10 pounds.  Begin slowly, with about 1/4 teaspoon and build up the amount over a month or so.

This natural medicine for your pup offers luric acid that helps prevent bacterial and viral infections.  It can also be mixed with food to entice finicky eaters.  Enjoy!  Offer the best, naturally to your furry friends!

We offer an all natural CocoTherapy Coconut Oil, Coconut Stars and Coconut Chips at Upscale Pup.  Our dogs equally enjoy them all and reap the benefits!

Coconut oil 8 oz

 

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Upscale Pup is Christmas Ready

by Admin on December 16, 2013

Upscale Pup

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Christmas Ready!!

Upscale Pup is ready for Christmas! What a great time of the year for upscale pups and their owners! We have received many new Christmas items this year including:
Toys
Stockings
Sweaters
Harnesses
Treats
Much more!

Bakery Ready!

Our very exciting addition this year has been our bakery! All treats are made to order and are made from only human grade, healthy ingredients. Some of the items include:

Iced treats
Seasonal Pupcakes
Birthday cakes
Birthday party packages
Breath-be-fresh biscuits
More being added daily

Free Gifts Ready!

You all are the best customers around and Upscale Pup appreciates you and your loyalty! This Christmas season we are offering the following specials to you, our customers:

Fresh treats with every order
Free gift wrapping upon request
Free stuffed toy with every order

Thank you and God Bless!

We at Upscale Pup wish the very best for you and your household.

Enjoyment with your fur babies
Time to relax with family and friends
Enjoying the true meaning of this Holy Season
God’s blessing on each of you
Merry Christmas!!

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Advantages of Cinnamon for your Dog

by Admin on December 14, 2013

breath be fresh dog bonesI think it’s a well known fact that chocolate is your furry best friends enemy. That is one food we want to avoid at all cost for our pups.
However, were you aware of the advantages of cinnamon for your pup? It is a good addition to your dog’s diet, especially for those with arthritis or diabetes.

Actually, there are several advantages to adding a bit of cinnamon to your pup’s diet:

• Improves circulation
• Acts as an anti-inflammatory
• Helps relieve pain in joints
• Helps regulate blood sugar
• Lowers cholesterol levels

Please feel to check out some of our healthy treats in our bakery at www.upscalepup.com

Thank you!

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Fantastic Dog Grooming Tools

by Admin on November 25, 2013

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In recent years it has become more and more fashionable to groom your dog, with it becoming such a standard aspect of modern pet care that it is no longer a practice simply confined to the pet salon; it is now a DIY job. Many pet retailers have acknowledged this trend and offer a wide range of dog grooming tools that are not only affordable, but also of professional salon quality. While it is true that the majority of dogs who are subject to this pampering are small and delicate, even large-dog owners are getting in on the fun and having their pooch permed. This article will detail the various types of dog grooming tools available and what they can offer the average dog owner.

 

A staple of any dog care is the brush and what type of brush to use largely depends on the situation. For removal of dead, excess fur, the bristle brush is used to sweep away all that heavy fur and leave the dog feeling refreshed. Once that has been accomplished, the slicker brush is a fine brush that will gently detangle and soften out the consistency of the dog’s coat.

 

What about those claws that can get so rough and jagged? This is where dog grooming requires a certain skill. First, your dog must be relaxed enough for you to perform nail grooming tasks, but once they are, you will be able to cut and file into almost any style you please. It is often recommended that you purchase a set of clippers and a set of files as not all clippers will suit every situation and some filing requires a smaller, more delicate brand of file.

 

Now that the dog is looking good, it’s time to consider which products you may need to really perfect the ‘salon’ experience. Of course, the smell must be a primary concern at this point in the pampering process. While it is possible to purchase your dog dental chews, one effective alternative is a toothbrush specifically designed for dogs (used in conjunction with dog toothpaste) you should gently brush the teeth, gums and tongue of your dog until they are minty fresh. The final tool to utilize in any pampering scenario is the scent, and there are many dog perfumes on the market to cater to your dog’s type, or whatever may strike your fancy.

 

With personal dog grooming more affordable than ever, there’s no reason to not have your canine friend looking (and smelling) their best.

 

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Toys Just For Puppies

by Admin on November 17, 2013

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Pets are amazing creatures. However some of them require a lot of upkeep. Take for instance a puppy. One of the most playful creatures on this Earth, the puppy loves to play with everything. They explore and they bite, gnaw and even tear things apart. This is why toys just for puppies are important.

 

Now some people scoff and laugh at the idea of toys just for puppies but they could never be more helpful. For example, if your puppy likes to gnaw on things you may want to invest in some chew toys. Chew toys for puppies are help as they can be alternatives to say your furniture as well as be very healthy for the growing puppy’s teeth. If you have ever found yourself with multiple pets you’ll know very well that puppies love to play with other animals. However some animals such as cats may want to be left alone. This can lead to violent chases through the house or even the cat scratching in defense at the playful puppy. To the puppy it’s a game but to the cat it’s trying to protect itself and its space. This is why it may be a good idea to invest in some plush toys for puppies.

 

Plush toys for puppies come in many different designs and styles. You can buy them a stuffed animal which could act as a friend, there are stuffed dog bones and even stuffed versions of household items which the puppy can lay claim to all its own. There are also themed toy sets you can buy for your puppy such as a box of bones or a hideaway toy with rabbits in a hat. Some of these may seem silly but why is it silly to give a puppy toys but perfectly fine for a kitten to have its own toys? 

 

If you can get over the stigma of puppies and dogs being viewed as animals who aren’t playful and simply vicious you can then have a lot of fun with your puppy if you supply him with enough toys for him to express his playful nature without destroying your home. When you have toys just for puppies like with anything else the puppy can be occupied and left to its own devices in peace and without fear of destroying anything.

 

Animals are amazing creatures and they serve us well as pets but we need to not only take care of them physically – there is also a mental state for an animal which we must look after as well.

 

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Grapes and Raisins are not for dogs!

by Admin on July 9, 2013

Well, we know chocolate is a no-no for our pups, but were you aware that grapes and raisins are also to be avoided by all dogs?

Grapes and raisins can cause acute renal failure, (the sudden development of kidney failure) and anuria (the lack of urine production).

Vomiting and diarrhea may be the first symptoms and may develop a few hours after ingestion. You may see grapes or raisins in your pup’s vomit or stool. It is not certain why these foods affect dogs as they do, but studies have shown the negative effects.

Pup cakes....smaller than our birthday cakes are made of human grade, all natural dog friendly ingredients and will offer a healthy treat for your pup!

Pup cakes….smaller than our birthday cakes are made of human grade, all natural dog friendly ingredients and will offer a healthy treat for your pup!

Also, you may see weakness, decreased appetite, increased drinking or abdominal pain.

If you suspect your furry baby has eaten grapes or raisins, it would be advisable to call your vet immediately.

Healthy snacks are available for your pup with several options. You are welcome to check out the bakery at http://www.upscalepup.com/bakery.html to get some great snack ideas!

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I’m sure we’ve all heard that dogs and chocolate are not a good mix. This is true, but why?
Chocolate is made from Cocoa beans, which contain both caffeine and Theobromine, which offer a real danger to our furry friends. Theobromine is metabolized more slowly in canines. In humans, the effects are gone in about 20 – 40 minutes. In dogs, the effects are still in the system after 17 hours. Actually, dark chocolate and baker’s chocolate are the worst. Milk chocolate and white chocolate, although still not recommended, present less risk.

Small amounts can produce vomiting and diarrhea. Larger amounts can result in hyperactivity, tremors, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, seizures, respiratory failure and even cardiac arrest.

If you suspect your pup has gotten into your hidden stash, I would recommend a trip to the vets. This is not something that can easily or harmlessly pass.

Several dog bakeries are available now, which offer safe and healthy treats for your pup.

http://www.upscalepup.com/bakery.html

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Dog Clothes Are Fun and Practical

by Admin on June 3, 2013

There are many people to whom their dog is much more than just an animal. The dogs are actually a part of their family. The people who believe this about their dog will often do many things to pamper their dog. Trips to the spa and special grooming are a common thing for the owners to get for their dogs. The owners of some dogs treat their pets like they are one of their children and will spare no expense to make them happy.
Dog clothes are one of the ways that they will spoil their dog. There may sometimes be practical reasons for some dogs to wear clothes. Special boots that protect the dog’s paws can help some dogs who work in hazardous situations. Police dogs will wear vests that can protect them from being harmed with a weapon. While there are some practical clothes that dogs can wear, most of the outfits that owners choose re for style.
The owner can choose from many different types of outfits that are specifically made to fit dogs. It is important to make sure that you get an outfit that is made for the size dog that you have. Other than that there are very few limits on what type of clothes you can choose for your dog.
Some of the most popular clothes that people get for their dogs are uniforms that represent their favorite sports team. If the owner is going to wear a jersey and a hat when their favorite team is playing than their dog should have an outfit that matches as well. The professional teams have recognized this need and have licensed many different lines of clothes for dogs. Many dog owners like to dress their dogs in outfits that match what they are wearing. It might be a team uniform or it might be something else. These types of dog clothes can be found in many stores or at online retailers or they can be specially made for the owners of the dog.
It is no longer unusual to see a dog out with its owner wearing an outfit that was made to fit them. There is no reason to look and wonder why the owner thinks the dog is enjoying this. It is not cruel to put a dog into clothes when you take them out. It is making a fashion statement. As long as the dog does not try to rip the clothes off of their back, the owner can dress them however they want.
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Dog Clothes are Fun and Practical

by Admin on April 1, 2013

jesterpupThere are many people to whom their dog is much more than just an animal. The dogs are actually a part of their family. The people who believe this about their dog will often do many things to pamper their dog. Trips to the spa and special grooming are a common thing for the owners to get for their dogs. The owners of some dogs treat their pets like they are one of their children and will spare no expense to make them happy.
Dog clothes are one of the ways that they will spoil their dog. There may sometimes be practical reasons for some dogs to wear clothes. Special boots that protect the dog’s paws can help some dogs who work in hazardous situations. Police dogs will wear vests that can protect them from being harmed with a weapon. While there are some practical clothes that dogs can wear, most of the outfits that owners choose re for style.
The owner can choose from many different types of outfits that are specifically made to fit dogs. It is important to make sure that you get an outfit that is made for the size dog that you have. Other than that there are very few limits on what type of clothes you can choose for your dog.
Some of the most popular clothes that people get for their dogs are uniforms that represent their favorite sports team. If the owner is going to wear a jersey and a hat when their favorite team is playing than their dog should have an outfit that matches as well. The professional teams have recognized this need and have licensed many different lines of clothes for dogs. Many dog owners like to dress their dogs in outfits that match what they are wearing. It might be a team uniform or it might be something else. These types of dog clothes can be found in many stores or at online retailers or they can be specially made for the owners of the dog.
It is no longer unusual to see a dog out with its owner wearing an outfit that was made to fit them. There is no reason to look and wonder why the owner thinks the dog is enjoying this. It is not cruel to put a dog into clothes when you take them out. It is making a fashion statement. As long as the dog does not try to rip the clothes off of their back, the owner can dress them however they want.
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