Dog Food Nutrition 101

We have all heard the expression “You are what you eat”. The same thing applies to our beloved dogs and the type of dog food they eat.  Below are some tips on what to look for when reviewing the ingredients on your dog food bag: Ingredients – Just as with human food labels, the list… Read more »


Charmed Paws is pleased to announce that we now have the ActiVet® brushes for sale exclusively for our Charmed Paws Customers.  These brushes are made in Germany and are the best brushes on the market!  They have flexible heads with stainless steel pins and are waterproof.  The brushes are durable yet gentle and will reduce coat damage… Read more »

Fleas – The Vicious Cycle

Fleas….perhaps the most annoying blood-sucking pest a dog can have!   Since, we are coming into the optimal flea season (temperatures between 70 – 85 degrees Fahrenheit) I thought it would be a good idea to share some info about fleas.  You know the old saying about keep your friends close and your enemies closer!… Read more »

AKC Top 10 List of Dogs – 2013

According to the American Kennel Club the Top Ten List of Dogs for 2013 are: Labrador Retrievers (Sporting Group) German Shepherds (Herding Group) Golden Retrievers (Sporting Group) Beagles (Hound Group) Bulldogs (Non-Sporting Group) Yorkshire Terriers (Toy Group) Boxers (Working Group) Poodles (Non-Sporting Group) Rottweilers (Working Group) Dachshunds (Hound Group) While the Labrador Retriever has been… Read more »

Sporting Breed Certification

I just received my Sporting Certification from the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA)!  Thanks to Copper the American Cocker Spaniel for being a willing participant in the process.

Breed Profile: American Cocker Spaniel

The American Kennel Club (AKC) places the American Cocker Spaniel in the Sporting Group, which mostly consists of spaniels, setters and retrievers.  The Cocker Spaniel is the smallest member of the sporting group typically standing 14 to 15 inches at the withers (shoulders).  They were bred to help hunters by flushing game birds so the… Read more »

Happy Earth Day!

Although the sun has set….today was Earth Day.  I hope you all did something nice for Mother Earth like picking up your dog poop!  Although an unpleasant task, picking up dog poop is healthy for your pet and the planet.   It could also be good for your shoes! 🙂

Lost and Found

About a week ago I found a dog in my backyard with no collar or tags.  She was a very sweet girl and we became fast friends after I provided her with some much needed food and water!  If you have lost a dog or found a dog, here are some ideas to help you… Read more »

Buckle up for Safety!

October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month!  Do you buckle up your dog while they are in the car?  If you don’t hopefully you will change your mind after reading this post!  According to AAA ( only 16% of pet owners secure their dogs in the car.   Did you know that an unrestrained 10… Read more »