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Welcome to the Pawz Ink Blog. Here you will find articles of interest to pet owners.

Does your dog have bad breath? Get baking today!

Kylie Tatti - Sunday, January 05, 2014

Does your dog have bad breath? Get baking today! Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuits

You love your dog, but man, his breath could strip paint off a wall! Your dog’s breath is so bad, you don’t know what end smells worse. If you’re sick of being woken up in the morning with the foul stench of bad dog breath, you’ll want to try our Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe. Parsley and mint work together to give him kissably fresh breath. And he won’t get offended when you give him a treat to get rid of that stink breath – personal hygiene complaints always go down better when a treat is involved.

Barking Bad Breath Dog Biscuit Recipe

Make 10-20 Cookies


1 ½ cups whole wheat or all-purpose flour
½ cup of cornmeal
½ cup finely chopped parsley
½ cup finely chopped mint (or ½ tsp. mint extract)
1 egg
1/3 cup milk or almond/rice milk
3 Tbsp olive oil
½ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl, until a thick dough forms. It should hold together into a ball when pressed in your hands. If it’s flakey, add a bit more water until it holds together firmly.
  3. Sprinkly counter with flour and roll dough out to ¼ thickness.
  4. Use a cookie cutter to cut dough and place on non-stick cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown and let cool.

As always, we’d love to hear and see how Barking Bad Breath Dog Treat Recipe turned out for you. Please leave your comments & pictures of your treats on our Facebook page or  Pawz Ink and, of course, let us know if your dog’s breath is any better after he eats these treats.

Dog Friendly Beaches

Kylie Tatti - Sunday, October 27, 2013

Dog Friendly Beaches Melbourne's Dog Friendly Beaches

Thanks to weekend notes below is a list of dog friendly beaches in Melbourne:

Sitting as it does wrapped around Port Phillip Bay, Melbourne’s dog owners are spoiled for choice when it comes to taking their canine friend for a splash in the sea.  While many beaches have restricted hours for daylight access during the ‘peak’ summer months (usually 1st November and 31st March, but check the signs on each beach or with the local council), there are a number of beaches which are ‘open all year’ for off-leash doggy fun.

Our dog’s favourite by far is West Beach in St Kilda, which not only has extensive wide sand for her to go crazy on, but shallow sandbars to wade out on for reluctant swimmers or puppies having their first paddle.  A bonus for owners is the extremely dog-friendly West Beach Pavillion cafewhich is right on the sand and good parking all along the foreshore (though it is ticketed and not cheap!). Other great all-year round beaches for you and your dog to explore include:

St Kilda Beach (Along Pier Road to the channel at the NW end of the road, and between Brooks Jetty and the northern end of the carpark near St Kilda Marina) Sandridge Beach (between Barak and Cumberland Roads, Port Melbourne) Port Melbourne Beach (between Lagoon Pier and Bay Street) Sandown Street Beach (Brighton) Sandringham Harbour (Hampton) Cyril Curtain Reserve (Williamstown) The east side spit of ‘The Warmies’ (Newport) Werribee South Foreshore (from the jetski ramp to Cunningham Road)

A bit further afield, the Mornington Peninsula is well provided for year-round, off-leash romping grounds: Royal Beach (Mornington) Fosters Beach (Mornington) Hawker Beach (Mt Martha) Safety Beach/Tassells Cove (between Marina and Bruce Road) Flinders Beach Somers Beach.

There are lots and lots of other beaches in Melbourne where dogs are allowed, though it may be for limited hours (usually after 730pm and before 930am) in the peak season, or only on-leash – just check with your local council and comply with any signage.

Do remember, off-leash doesn’t mean out of control – your dog must not behave aggressively towards other dogs or people, and must be under effective voice control at all times when off leash.  Please ensure you clean up after your dog just as you would anywhere else – none of us fancy swimming in the bay with left-behind ‘floaters’! Remember too that not all beach users are dog lovers and can take fright if a dog you know to be friendly (but they don’t) runs up to say ‘hello’! Having said that, there are always lots of very friendly dogs and their owners for them to play with instead.

Funny Dog Videos

Kylie Tatti - Monday, August 05, 2013

funny dogs videos Enjoy the hilarious videos of dogs!

We have found some gorgeous videos of dogs

Click any of the links below to put a smile on your face…..


Kylie Tatti - Friday, August 02, 2013

CUPCAKE DAY for the RSPCA Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is the sweetest day of the year!

Monday 19th August 2013

Fight animal cruelty with cupcakes!

By registering, baking and fundraising for cupcake Day for the RSPCA, you will be a part of an exceptional group of supporters who understand the importance of pets in our lives. Your cupcakes will help give a surrendered puppy a home, rescue a neglected pony, provide emergency surgery to an injured kitten and save thousands of lives.

For more details, follow the link below.

Get baking for a truly wonderful, pawsome cause!

Trimming Your Pets Nails

Kylie Tatti - Saturday, June 08, 2013

Pet Care Tips Start trimming early!

Most dogs do not like having their nails trimmed. Start trimming nails as a puppy so that they get used to the process. Some dogs will happily sit in your lap or on a table while you trim their nails but many require some type of restraint.

Dog nails are constantly growing, just like human nails. Some dogs wear down their nails naturally from walking on pavement, gravel or concrete. However, these days most dogs live indoors and don’t spend enough time on these surfaces to keep the nails short. If left to grow, some dog’s nails will curl under and actually start growing into the foot pads ouch!. This leads to painful sores and infections. Also long nails can make it difficult for dogs to walk. Lastly, long nails can easily get caught on something and become partially torn off or split. This is very painful for your dog, and treating a torn nail may require sedation at your local vet.

I have attached a great video below that explains in detail how best to trim your pets nails.

If you still are not confident or your dog will not stand still long enough, you can call in any time with your dog to our store. We can do nail trims on the spot and at a very reasonable price.

Happy Trimming !

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