Questions and Answers

Dogs

  • How crate training works?

The idea of crate training is to create a safe haven/den for your dog. Dogs will not usually soil their den/sleeping area however it is important to create a happy place for your pet to relax and a slow introduction to the crate is best. In time your dog will want to retreat to his crate for comfort. Crate training your dog may take some time and effort, but can be useful in a variety of situations. If you have a new dog or puppy, you can use the crate to limit his access to the house until he learns all the house rules – like what he can and can’t chew on and where he can and can’t eliminate. Crate training can take days or weeks, depending on your dog’s age, temperament and past experiences. It’s important to keep two things in mind while crate training. The crate should always be associated with something positive, and training should take place in a series of small steps – don’t go too fast. Five to ten minutes a number of times a day. We have small to giant crates in store and online to suit your pets needs.

  • Are elevated beds better for dogs?

Elevated beds can be beneficial for older dogs or dogs that suffer from arthritis or joint mobility. They are easier for dogs to get up and down from as it does not strain the joints as much as a lower bed would. They are also great for temperature control as most elevated beds have a breathable mesh fabric. We stock a range of elevated beds including foldable raised beds, and mesh fabric elevated beds.

  • Can Dog beds be washed?

Here at PETSplus we have a wide range of washable dog beds. We stock waterproof dog beds and dog beds with removable cover’s which are very easy to zip off and back on. Wipe down the waterproof beds or zip it off and pop into washing machine and they are as good as new.

  • What are the best dog chews?

Dog chews are not only great for your dog’s dental health but for keeping your dog’s occupied. We always advise to monitor your pet when chewing. Deer Antlers are great chews as they are 100% natural, long lasting and do not splinter. Yakers are also another great long lasting chew for your dog, made from yak milk. Pop in store for for more information on the best chews for dogs and puppies.

Small Animals

  • Why do Rabbits eat hay?

Hay is an essential part of a rabbits diet as it keeps the gut moving.  It makes up 80-90% of their diet and should be made available at all times. Hay helps prevents blockages in the digestive system, which can be fatal. Hay is also important for your rabbits dental health as chewing hay grinds down their ever-growing teeth. At PETSplus we stock a wide variety of hay including timothy hay, friendly hay and orchard hay.

If you have any more questions about your Pets please call us at our Cobh pet shop on 021414333 or North Point pet store on 0214307331. If you would like to see more pet products including dog toys, cat toys, or pet health products see our PETSplus online store at www.petsplus.ie