Pet Paw Care to Put Your Best Paw Forward

Pet paws are often adorable, but they are also work horses. Those tiny feet take a lot of flack and are exposed to a ton of wear and tear on a daily basis. Their close contact with the environment also put them at high risk for exposure to allergens, moisture, and irritating substances. It isn’t surprising that our pets’ paws are no strangers to trouble.

With a little effort, good pet paw care can make a world of difference. Animal Internal Medicine and Specialty Services wants you to know what to look for when it comes to your pet’s feet, and how to help those tiny tootsies stay healthy.


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Why Flea and Tick Control is Important for Every Pet

When most pet owners think of the risks associated with parasites, they sometimes make the mistake of assuming it’s only a rural problem. In truth, parasites exist everywhere, including those peskiest of pests – fleas and ticks.

Flea and tick control is often given second stage to heartworm prevention, but these prolific little critters can wreck havoc on the health of pets and people. Keep reading to learn more about the perils of parasites and how you can better protect your pet.


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Leash Training Cats is Easier Than You Think

Have your daydreams of training your cat vanished into a haze of “as if’s?” Undoubtedly, cats seem to boast an intrinsic resistance to any idea that originates outside their perfectly designed heads. Leash training, for example, would likely never, ever be insisted upon by any sound-minded feline, and yet, leash training cats is a very attainable and fun goal.

Bold, Not Crazy

Before we dive in, just think of the benefits of walking around your neighborhood with your cat at the other end of a leash. For starters, it’s great exercise and stimulation, not to mention the fact that it cultivates a stronger bond between the two of you. All of this would not be true, of course, without the biggest factor: leash training cats allows for a safe outdoor experience controlled and cultivated by you.


What to do About Bad Breath in Pets

Whether it’s pets or people, no one likes to be on the receiving end of a hot halitosis exhalation. With humans, most people make the connection between bad breath and something terribly amiss in the mouth, but that’s less likely to happen when it comes to our pets. While bad breath in pets is widely accepted, the truth is that halitosis warns of more dangerous problems.

Understanding the Implications

Smaller pets can develop halitosis more frequently than larger breeds, but no breed is considered immune to bad breath.