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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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 a… 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

National Pet ID Week Celebrated April 16-22

If you are a pet owner, your pets are some of the most important things in your life. If something was to happen and they would get lost, what would your first step be? If your pet is not microchipped or doesn’t have a collar with their identification, the chances of your pet returning home… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Halloween and Small Dogs

The Halloween festivities can be fun to enjoy with your furry friend, but keep in mind that all of the excitement might be a little scary – especially to your smaller dog. Here are some things to keep in mind as you prep for the spooky season to keep your pup safe and feeling comfortable!… Read more »

Dealing With Intestinal Worms – A Look at the Four Types

While puppies from Pauley’s Pups have been treated for worms and other medical concerns before they join your family, your existing pets or new friend may at some point run into problems with worms. These invasive parasites are problems for nearly all four-legged friends, and while a deworming regimen can help to keep your dog… Read more »

Hero Dogs Are All Around Us

National Dog Day, held earlier this week, honors all of the dogs in our lives but there are some dogs that are truly heroic, as evidenced by the 2015 American Humane Association Hero Dog Award nominees. From dogs like Glory that can help detect cases of arson, to service dogs working overseas like Axel and… Read more »

Maltese Dogs: A Brief History of the Breed

A little dog with a big heart and even bigger personality, the Maltese has been known by many names, says the American Kennel Club. Called “Ye Ancient Dogge of Malta” and the “Roman Ladies Dog,” this breed stands out with its fluffy, white coat and springy personality. Growing to no more than about 7 pounds… Read more »

Exercise Tips for Toy Dogs at Home

Keeping fit is a battle every person faces not only for themselves, but also for their four-legged friends. Many pets can succumb to the same plights that affect each of us – too much time lounging around, watching TV or napping. Here are a few simple exercise tips to help keep your dog in tip-top… Read more »

Why Is There So Much Fur?

Just like you and I lose strands of hair regularly, so too do our canine companions. Dog fur sheds regularly as old and damaged hair falls out, often finding its way to the carpet, couch or the all black shirt or pants you’re wearing. Brushing is a great preventative way to reduce the excess hair,… Read more »

Feeding Tips for Small Dogs

Just as watching your diet is important to maintaining your health, your dog’s diet is crucial to their optimal growth and health. What, how much and how often you feed your dog will determine your pup’s mental and physical health. What to feed your dog Water Small dogs’ bodies are made up of 50 to 60… Read more »

Five Tips for Fireworks and the Fourth

With the Fourth of July just around the corner, summer fireworks season is about to explode into colorful spectacles in the evening sky. While the booms and flashes are fun for people, they’re not always as great an experience for your four-legged friend. Here are a few tips to help your pup through what can… Read more »

Preventing Puppy from Overheating While You’re Out

Every summer, as the temperatures rise outside, so does the thermostat inside. While you get up and go to your job every day – which hopefully is air conditioned! – your four-legged friend stays home. With the heat also comes the potential for heat-related illnesses and even heat stroke. Here are a few tips to… Read more »

Keeping Your Pup Cool in Summer

Summer is on the way! The days are longer and hotter, and it seems to be happening earlier than usual this year. As a discerning pet parent, it’s your job to ensure that your furry family member is happy and comfortable during these warm months. There are plenty of treats and hot weather games to… Read more »

Keep Your Pup Healthy with an Annual Vet Trip

As any responsible pet owner knows, your dog – even if in good health – should have an annual checkup by a veterinarian. Just as you have an annual physical and wellness appointment with your doctor, so too should your four-legged friend. There are a number of health areas that your vet will review with… Read more »

Tips for Road Trips with Your Pup

Taking a family vacation is not family vacation without your new family member. This means you will need to bring the puppy. Your puppy will be so happy to spend time away from the home, but how exactly do you travel with a puppy, and what accommodations do you need to make for your new… Read more »

What to Do if Your Pup Hates Storms

Spring is right around the corner and for new dog owners, they are thinking about how much dirt is going to get tracked into their homes. But, what they should be worried about is their dog’s reaction to the impending storms. Some dogs become extremely fearful of the storms and have increased anxiety. The reason… Read more »

Keeping Your Pup Warm

In many states, the month of February has been extremely cold; in some states it has even broken records for being the coldest month of the year and coldest month in history. There has been a lot of the white stuff flying around and that naturally will bring the temperatures around us down even more…. Read more »