Pampered Paws

Why Do Dogs Have Cold, Wet Noses?

According to legend, God bestowed cold, wet noses on dogs for saving Noah’s Ark from sinking. As the story goes, a dog was on patrol when he discovered water pouring through a hole in the hull. The quick-witted dog stuck his nose in the small hole to keep water from flooding in. The second dog […]

Questions You Should Ask Your Dog’s Vet

To get the most out of your visit with your veterinarian, ask questions. The answers and advice you receive will help you to provide the best possible care for your pet. Here is a list of questions to consider: 1. How much does he weigh? Find out what your puppy weights and make note of […]

Why Dogs Turn Around Three Times Before Lying Down

According to American humorist Robert Benchley, a dog teaches a boy three things: fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. If you’ve ever wondered why dogs turn around several times before flopping down on the floor, the answer is simple genetics. They’ve been genetically programmed to trample their sleeping areas in […]

First Aid – Top 10 Things to Know for Dogs

There are three keys to managing any emergency with your dog: don’t panic, protect yourself from injury, and prepare in advance. When faced with an injured or severely ill dog, it is important that you spend a moment to assess the situation. Determine if the dog needs to be moved immediately. Decide if there is […]

How to Perform CPR on Your Dog

I’d like to show you how to perform CPR on a dog. As much as we try to protect our pets, accidents do happen. So, it is important to be as prepared as reasonably possible. One way to be prepared is to know how to give cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). CPR is an emergency technique used […]

Traveling with Your Dog in the Car

Summer months see more Americans hitting the road for weekend trips and extended vacations. More and more pets are now joining their owners on these trips. When traveling with your pet in the car, it’s import to follow these tips: Use Proper Restraint: When traveling in your vehicle, your pet should always be properly restrained […]

How Healthy is Your Dog?

There are several signs that may indicate a problem with your dog. It is important to recognize what they are and have your pet evaluated. Problem signs include a lack of appetite, decreased activity, weakness, changes in water consumption, not grooming, bad breath, sleeping more, drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, trouble breathing, frequent urinations or bloody […]

What to Do if You Find a Dog

Many Many people are reluctant to take a found dog to the humane society or local animal shelter when found for fear the dog won’t be reunited with its owner and be euthanized. What else can you do? If you do take the dog to the humane society or animal shelter, you can leave your […]

Tips for Including Your Pet in Family Holiday Photos

Pets have become an important part of our families and it only seems natural to include them in our family holiday photos. To help you with this process, here are some tips to guide you to have the perfect pet and family photo for this holiday season. 1. First – start planning early. It’s never […]

Holiday Pet Photo Tip for Dogs

Pets have become part of our families and it only seems natural to include them in our family holiday photos. Here are some tips to help you have the perfect pet and family photo for this holiday season. First – start planning early. Think about what everyone (including your dog) will wear? As part of […]