Category: Puppy Health Care

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Making Nail Trimming Stress-Free

Trimming your pet’s nails can be very intimidating especially with all the things that can go wrong, but really trimming nails is an easy process. Starting the process early in your puppy’s life can make this an easy process. You will still need to keep in mind that your puppy is scared and unsure what… Read more »

Does Your Dog Need A Coat During The Cold Months?

Many people see dogs wearing clothes as something only elderly women do with their “babies.” But there is a certain kind of logic to sweaters and coats for specific breeds, especially in really cold temperatures that they may not genetically be predisposed to do well in. So the easy answer to the title question is… Read more »

How to Give your Small Dog a Bath

Bath time for your small dog can be a stressful endeavor. Not only is the process itself scary, but if you are taking your pup to a groomer, the process of getting them there is more stressful than you could imagine. So save your money and time and do the bath at home. We have… Read more »

Thanksgiving with Your Pup [Infographic]

Thanksgiving is coming up, and this is a time where we need to be mindful of what we are feeding our puppies. Some foods are ok for them to eat, and some definitely are not! Below is an infographic that outlines some of the things that are good for your pup to eat. There are… Read more »

Anxiety in Small Dogs: What to Know

If you were a small dog you would understand why they have anxiety, they are towered over by humans all day long. Not only are humans taller than them but in most cases they are stronger, which can be very intimidating. Some dogs may handle the anxiety better than others, but they will all have… Read more »

What NOT to Feed Your Pauley’s Pup

Last time, we posted about what to feed your puppy, mentioning that some foods are actually toxic to dogs. So this week, we’ll talk about what NOT to feed your new puppy. First, there are foods like sugar and alcohol that are bad for just about any species that might ingest them. Dogs, especially small… Read more »

What Do I Feed My New Pauley’s Pup?

As soon as you walk out of Pauley’s Pups, you’ll be carrying the responsibility of a growing puppy in your hands. The first few months of a dog’s diet are crucial to set them up for a happy and healthy life. While it’s always good to consult your veterinarian about your particular dog and the… Read more »

Vaccines For Your Pauley’s Pups

At Pauley’s Pups, we know that while no one likes getting shots, they deliver vaccines that keep us guarded from potentially dangerous diseases. Much like their human owners, dogs require a certain regimen to protect them from an array of potentially deadly medical conditions. Here are some common canine diseases serious enough to consider having… Read more »

Pauley’s Pups to Obedience School: Choosing a Trainer

At Pauley’s Pups, we care deeply about the dogs we carry, both before and after we find them a home. To get your relationship off on the right foot, you should start thinking about how you’ll train your puppy immediately. Here are a few things to consider when looking for the ideal trainer. Check Their… Read more »

Basic Grooming Tips For Dogs

When grooming your dog, there are some basic things to remember to ensure everything goes smoothly and you keep your dog safe.  Choose the right time – Just because you’re in the mood to groom your dog doesn’t mean your dog is in the mood to be groomed. Pick a good time to go to… Read more »

Should I Spay My Puppy?

At Pauley’s Pups, we specialize in connecting small breed dogs with loving, caring, lifelong human companions. After we help you find your new friend, you’ll have many choices to make that affect her future health and behavior. One such choice is whether to spay your puppy, a common practice with many scientifically recognized benefits. The… Read more »