Pampered Paws

Tips on Chocolate Toxicity

The toxic principles of chocolate are the stimulants theobromine and caffeine. The amount of chocolate that it takes to poison your pet depends on the type of chocolate he’s eaten and his weight. White chocolate has the least amount of stimulants and baking chocolate or cocoa beans have the highest. Once toxic levels are reached, […]

House Fires

House fires are a potentially lethal event for animals. They often cannot escape, and fire fighters may not know pets are present. Pets that are rescued often suffer from severe smoke inhalation or serious skin burns. Emergency veterinary care is essential for these animals to survive. Every home with animals should have a prominent sign […]

Top 9 Misconceptions About Pets

Not ALL pet owners get these things wrong, but we have both found that we need to explain the facts to pet owners quite often. Here are the top 9 misconceptions we encounter. SHOTS – In some cases the puppy DID have shots and in other cases, the puppy may not have. Sometimes the puppy […]

Pet Emergencies

Today I’d like to tell you about these emergencies in the hopes that it will help keep your dog safe. There are some that you can’t do anything about but many that you can prevent. Vomiting – Sometimes vomiting occurs and you don’t know why. Other times, it is from changing your dog’s food too […]

Get Pet Hair OFF and OUT of Your Home

If you have a pet, you know how frustrating pet hair can be. My cats leave hair everywhere. I vacuum, dust and clean the house only to see new tumbleweeds of hair rolling across the floor. I go out to dinner and look down to find beautiful cat hairs firmly attached to my suit. In […]

Feeding Obese or Overweight Dogs

How much should you feed an overweight or obese dogs? Here are some general rules: Chubby dogs: If your dog is a bit overweight, try increasing the daily exercise routine. Gradually increase exercise over 2 weeks unless limited by a medical condition. If these measures fail, cut out all treats and reduce daily intake of […]

What To Do When Dog Vomits

Sometimes common symptoms like vomiting and diarrhea are overlooked because pet owners think it’s nothing to worry about. Much of the time this is true… but sometimes it isn’t. What should you do if your dog vomits and, more importantly, when should you worry? Many dogs vomit occasionally. If a dog vomits once or twice […]

Dog Grooming

Brush or comb your dog regularly. Check your dog’s skin every so often for any kind of irritation, redness or unusual growths. Don’t forget to check for external parasites like fleas and ticks.

Keeping Your Dog Healthy

Did you know that nearly 40% of pet owners are worried that their pets are unhealthy? Do you share this concern? And should you be worried? Sometimes caring for a pet can be a real challenge – especially when it comes to their health. Pets can’t communicate with us quite the way people can, so […]

16 Questions You Should Ask the Breeder

By: Dr. Debra Primovic If you are getting a dog, most veterinarians recommend that you get your dog from a breeder. Choosing a breeder can be difficult. To help you get the best possible pet from the best possible breeder, be prepared to ask some questions. The answers you receive will help you select the […]