The Advantages of Toy Dog Breeds

When people decide they want to adopt a dog, toy breeds are, unfortunately, not very high on the list. However, there are many advantages to owning a toy dog breed. Cheerful and energetic, these small dogs can brighten up any home. Here’s how: You can cuddle with them We all love cuddling with our four-legged… Read more »

How to Protect Small Dogs from the Cold

When the temperatures start to dip, it’s time to start thinking about how to protect your small dog from the cold. While some small dogs have thick enough coats, the majority of them need some sort of protection as few are built to withstand freezing temperatures. Long story short, if you find yourself bundling up,… Read more »

The Health Benefits of Pets

Every pet owner knows that their pets improve their lives, but there’s also scientific evidence to back it up. By providing us with unconditional love and affection, our pets make us feel better both physically and mentally. Here’s how: Lower stress levels According to a study by the State University of New York at Buffalo,… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Small Dog for Fall

Crisp, cool nights, warm apple cider, fall has everything to offer. However, your canine companion may not be as excited for fall as you are. With smaller breeds, there are some precautions that you need to take to keep your dog safe during the changing seasons. Keep an eye out for poisonous plants Poisonous plants… Read more »

Can Small Dogs Swim?

Whether it be in their backyard or in the ocean, everyone enjoys taking a swim during the summertime. Oftentimes, too, their four-legged friends like to join them. However, there is a common misconception that all dogs can swim. While some are natural born swimmers, others should avoid the water at all costs. Small dogs in… Read more »

Tips for Getting Through Dog Adolescence

Puppies are a lot like babies. They require structure and socialization to thrive properly. With the influx of hormones that come with adolescence, though, they can become more difficult to train. Basic manners have a tendency to go out the window when your puppy reaches the adolescent stage of their life. Training will need to… Read more »

Tips for Traveling with a Dog

If you’re planning on taking your dog with you on summer vacation, them make sure you know how to travel with them. Traveling can be a stressful endeavor for your dog, so be sure to follow these steps to lighten the load. Driving with Your Dog Go for a trial run Before you head out… Read more »

Summer Safety Tips for Your Dog

We’re not far away from the dog days of summer, and when June 21 rolls around, you need to make sure that both you and your dog are well-prepared. Here are some summer safety tips to practice to keep your dog happy and healthy this summer. Have a pre-summer checkup Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other… Read more »

The Yorkie That Fought in World War 2

Her name was Smoky. She weighed only 4 pounds, stood only 7 inches tall, but she became a certified war dog and served in the 5th Air Force, 26th Photo Recon Squadron in the South Pacific. Discovery In February 1944, an American soldier found the young Smoky in an abandoned foxhole somewhere in the New… Read more »

Why Seniors Should Get A Toy Dog Breed

Many seniors, as they get older, find themselves lacking companionship. Here’s where man’s best friend can help—dogs are loving, affectionate and loyal companions for people of all ages. However, some breeds are better than others for older people. Here’s why seniors should get a toy dog breed: Small dogs love to snuggle Some breeds, like… Read more »

How to Spot and Prevent Dehydration in Puppies

Dogs can’t tell us when they’re thirsty, which is why it’s important to pay attention to the signs of dehydration in puppies. Here’s what you need to know: Breathing, panting, urinating, defecating and water evaporating through the paws all cause your dog to lose water. Under normal circumstances, he makes up for the loss by… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Dog for His First Grooming Visit

Grooming is an important part of caring for your dog so he can look and feel his best. A visit to the groomer’s includes more than just a good bath. The groomer can also clip your dog’s nails, exfoliate his skin, brush his teeth and trim or shave his hair. Here’s how to prepare your… Read more »

Best Christmas Gifts for Your Dog

When you’re wrapping up those Christmas presents and putting them under the tree, don’t forget your favorite furry friend! Here are some of the best Christmas gifts for your dog: A personalized dog bowl Serve your pup his food or water in a custom-made bowl emblazoned with his name. A cozy dog sweater Keep your… Read more »

How to Tell if Your Dog Has a Fever

Unlike your child or your spouse, your dog suffers illness in silence. Your poor pup can’t tell you if he’s running a fever, so it’s up to you to watch out for common warning sings. Here’s how to tell if your dog has a fever: Watch for changes in behavior You know how you just… Read more »

How to Control Fleas on Your Pup

It’s unfortunate but true—fleas love dogs. These irritating pests make your pup’s skin itchy, bite you, and, if you don’t take care of the problem, can take up residence in your carpets and furniture. However, we have good news!  There are steps you can take to treat and even prevent fleas. Here’s how to control… Read more »

Tips for Photographing Your Dog

If you’re anything like us, you love looking at adorable photos of dogs on social media. Maybe you’ve even wondered about making your own pup the star of the show, or just want to capture a few nice shots for your photo album. Here are some tips for photographing your dog: Set the scene Before… Read more »

Is the Pavement Too Hot on Your Dog?

If you’ve ever walked barefoot on hot pavement on a sweltering summer day, you know how painful it can be. Pavement can reach 140 degrees on a scorching day! That doesn’t feel good on your feet, and it sure doesn’t feel good on Fido’s paws. One easy way to tell whether the pavement is too… Read more »

How to Get Rid of Skunk Stench on Your Pup

Oh no! A pesky skunk sprayed your dog. Now what? Don’t go into a frenzy quite yet. We have some tips that will help you get rid of that smelly skunk stench!   Stay calm and contain the situation Your dog might be disoriented, so try to be relaxed and put your dog outside in… Read more »

Why Dogs Wag Their Tails

Dogs are smart. They possess a lot of skills that put them ahead of many of the other species that make up the animal kingdom. One of the many skills that your dog possesses is the ability to communicate with the people around them. While they cannot talk, they find many different ways to express… Read more »

Five Things Humans do That Dogs Actually Hate

We love our pups and shower them with kindness and affection. But did you know that you’re probably annoying your dog as well, without even meaning to? Here are five things humans do that dogs hate: Staring When you love a human, you want to stare deeply into their eyes for hours, and it may… Read more »

Ever Wonder Why Dogs Lick Their Lips?

Like any dog owners, we here at Pauley’s Pups all know dogs love to lick, no matter what the situation might be. But have you ever seen your dog lick their lips? The gesture can be sort of strange, especially when there’s no food or water around, and many of you might be wondering what… Read more »

Importance of Getting Your Small Dog Groomed

Did you know that when you get your small dog groomed, you are doing more than just making your pup “pretty”? In fact, you are helping your dog feel more comfortable and getting your dog groomed allows you to spot health problems before they become serious. Dog grooming and your pet’s health If you get… Read more »

Teach Your Pup How to Give You a Kiss This Valentine’s Day!

Valentine’s Day will be here before you know it, so we think it’s only fair to talk about how you can teach your pup to give you a smooch this Valentine’s Day! Giving kisses on command is a favorite dog trick for many people, especially kiddos! Teaching your dog to give you kisses also happens… Read more »

Owning a Dog Doesn’t Have to be Smelly

Dog lovers and non-dog lovers alike will tell you that sometimes, you can smell someone’s pet as soon as you walk into their home. While we love our fur babies, we don’t want ourselves or our guests to have to smell them as soon as we walk through the front door! Luckily, there are a… Read more »

What to Know About Your Dog’s Ears

Dogs are loyal companions that quickly become part of the family. But dogs also require some maintenance, from regular pet visits to grooming and more. It’s important to care for them properly, and it’s not always as straightforward as you may think. Dog’s ears are a great example. So what should you know in order… Read more »

Why Do Dogs Chew Everything?

You read stories about it, but think it will never happen to you. Until you come home one day to discover your favorite shoes with bite marks on them – or worse, in pieces on the floor. Surely, you walked into the wrong house because sweet little Benji wouldn’t dare destroy something so important to… Read more »

How to Keep Your Pup Safe This Halloween

Halloween is just around the corner, which means there will be a lot of candy, costumes and decorations in sight. Your children may love this time of the year, but your four-legged friend may not have as much fun. Here are a few things to keep in mind around Halloween time: Avoid loose fabric and… Read more »

Why You’ll Love Owning a Small Dog

From time to time, small dogs are a popular choice for so many individuals and families, but have you ever asked yourself why? Here are a few reasons why little dogs make such great companions and additions to the household: They are less expensive to care for Little dogs require much less than larger dogs… Read more »

Did You Celebrate National Dog Day?

On Saturday, August 26th, national dog day took place. In case you missed it, we thought we would fill you in and help you celebrate, since we know how much you adore your four-legged friend! So what is national dog day? National dog day is celebrated every year on August 26th. It was founded in… Read more »

Do You Know These Facts About Pups?

We love our dogs, they are a big part of our lives and we would do anything for them so don’t you want to know a little more about them? After reading these interesting facts about your dog you probably didn’t know, you will love and appreciate them more, if that’s even possible! Dogs don’t… Read more »

Keep Your Pup Cool and Hydrated This Summer

To protect your dog from heat stress and heat related illnesses, keep your dog cool and hydrated when temperatures begin to really heat up. Before you head out to have some fun in the sun with your pooch, keep these tips in mind to keep your dog safe in the heat: Make sure your dog… Read more »

Why Children Should Grow Up With a Dog

A home isn’t complete without a dog. Has your child been asking to buy a furry friend? You might want to consider it if you have the means to take care of one. Saying yes to your eager child and expanding your family may be a smarter decision than you think. While cuddling and playing… Read more »

Your Pup and the Easter Season

The holidays are a very fun time of year for the whole family, but come with hidden threats to your pets. There are some elements to holiday celebrations, like foods and decorations that can be very harmful for example, if your pet ingests dangerous foods or gets tangled in your decorations. With Easter just around… Read more »

Clearing the Air: How to Keep Your Home Smelling Fresh (Even When Your Pup Doesn’t)

Dog owners love their canine companions, of course, but most dog owners don’t love is the odor that your pet can sometimes put off. Walking into your house to a pungent odor after a long day at work is anything but appealing. While there are many ways you can cover or eliminate odors with sprays… Read more »

A Big Deal: How Being Overweight Can Impact a Dog’s Health

Many of use January as a time to set about our resolutions for the new year, and one of the most important and popular ones is a dedication to losing weight. Maintaining a healthy weight is important – not just for us, though, but also for our dogs. Smaller breeds are extremely vulnerable to weight… Read more »

New Year’s Resolutions for You and Your Dog

As we approach the new year, many of us are deciding on how we would like to better ourselves once 2017 arrives. New Year’s resolutions do not have to only involve ourselves, however; they don’t even have to involve humans. Exercise More All dog owners can opt to exercise more with your dog after ringing… Read more »

Things Dogs Teach Us About Life

Self-help books, motivational videos and even inspirational quotes taped to the bathroom mirror can help guide us through life and provide us with lessons and words to live by. However, you can find an often-overlooked source of guidance right in your living room: your family dog! Here are four things dogs can teach us about… Read more »

Puppies and Anxiety: How a Furry Friend Helps

A few months ago, The Huffington Post wrote an article about the calming effect that owning a pet can have on your heart rate. According to the article, Pedigree Australia performed an experiment in which three dog owners’ heart rates were monitored while they sat alone on a couch in front of a camera crew…. Read more »

June is Pet Microchipping Month

June is recognized as National Pet Microchipping Month, and it’s a great reminder to make sure that you have your pup microchipped if you haven’t already. Microchips are a superb way to help find your pet in case they go missing. Inserted beneath your pet’s skin – usually in the back of the neck for… Read more »

Listen Up: What to Know About Your Pup’s Ears

When you introduce a new pup to your home, you also have the responsibility of learning how to best care for your new best friend’s health. Your dog’s ears are one of the most sensitive parts of their body and need to be treated with special care. Depending on your breed, there may be specific… Read more »

About the Breed: A Look at the Cairn Terrier

Here at Pauley’s Pups, we are always excited to introduce new breeds to our customers, and the cairn terrier is one of our more recent breed additions that we’re incredibly excited about. This small, cute dog will be instantly familiar to anyone who has seen “The Wizard of Oz.” Whether you choose to name your… Read more »

Five Signs Your Dog Needs a Dentist

February brings us one month closer to spring, and boasts several holidays of its own. Of course there’s Valentine’s Day, but even more important for dog lovers and owners, February is National Pet Dental Health Month. Great dental health is a vital part of your dog’s overall health, as dental problems can lead to other… Read more »

Dangers of Ecigarettes for Dogs

With everyone today aware of the harmful effects caused by smoking, more and more people have turned to ecigarettes in recent years. While these devices are beneficial for those who are trying to quit or are looking for an alternative to traditional cigarettes, ecigs can potentially be just as dangerous to our pets as second-hand… Read more »

Yorkies Make Great Pets

When you’re looking to complete your family with a furry friend, make sure to consider the Yorkshire terrier. The most popular toy dog breed in the U.S. today, according to Dogtime, Yorkshire terriers are both elegant and devoted dogs that make fantastic pets. Let’s take a look at what makes these pups so unique and… Read more »

Don’t Stuff Your Dog with Bad Food This Holiday!

With Thanksgiving in just a few days and Christmas not too far behind, families across the country will be getting together to celebrate these holidays, and many will include their small four-legged friends in the festivities as well. Now while they won’t be sitting at the table – at least in most cases – that… Read more »

A Look at Miniature Pinschers

The miniature pinscher is a little dog, weighing in usually between only 8 and 10 pounds and standing between 10 and 12 inches high, with a whole lot of intelligence and a little bit of attitude. These may not be the right pup for a first-time dog owner, since they are liable to dart away… Read more »