Doghouse Mini Album

It is so hard when a beloved pet passes.  We had to put our 11 year old Great Dane down at the end of June because he suddenly fell ill.  It was a very sad day.  I just thought that I would share this mini album that I created to remember him.

April is Prevent Lyme Disease Month

Lyme Disease is a tick-borne illness that typically affects your dog’s joints, but may also attack other systems in your dog’s body.  The disease is transmitted when a tick carrying the disease-causing bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi feeds on your dog and transfers the bacteria to your dog’s blood stream.  The typical symptom is lameness due to… Read more »

Doggie Dental Care

Did you know that February is Pet Dental Month?!  According to the American Veterinary Dental Society (AVDS), 80% of dogs show signs of oral disease by age 3.  Some of the signs of oral disease are listed below: Bad breath Changes in chewing or eating habits Buildup of brown or yellow tartar on their teeth… Read more »

Winter Pet Care

They are calling for the first accumulating snowfall in the Mid-Atlantic, so I thought it would be a good time to talk about winter pet care.  Winter started officially back in December and we have already had temperatures below freezing, but with the addition of snow and sleet it may be time to break out… Read more »

Trimming Dog’s Nails (Part 2 – How-to)

You’ve determined it is time to cut your dog’s nails….now what!?  First, you will need to gather the following items: Nail trimmer designed for dogs (i.e. not scissors or human nail clippers) Cotton balls or paper towels Styptic powder or gel (in a pinch you can use cornstarch) Note: The cotton balls and styptic gel… Read more »

Trimming Dog’s Nails (Part 1 – When and Why)

How often should you trim your dog’s nails?  Generally every four to six weeks is sufficient; however, this depends on rate of nail growth and how often the dog walks on surfaces that would wear down the nails.  Keeping your dog’s nails trimmed is important for the health of your dog, as long nails can… Read more »

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Stay tuned!  Charmed Paws will be blogging about dog-related topics and stories.