Category: Dog Health

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Winter Weather and Small Dogs

Winter is coming. That’s not just a popular phrase for “Game of Thrones” fans, it’s a warning for pet owners too. Some dog breeds are better adapted to handle the cold weather of winter. In general, smaller dogs, like many of the breeds here at Pauley’s Pups, are in need of a bit of extra… 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 »

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 »