Trouble Afoot: All About Paw Problems in Pets

White dog paws against a bright yellow background.

Your pet’s paws are their gateway to the world. Not only do paws take them where they want to go, they act as shock absorbers for the feet and leg bones as well as providing insulation and traction for the feet. As important as they are, it’s easy to overlook your pet’s paws when it comes to your daily pet care regimen.

Let’s take a look at some of the most common paw problems in pets, and how you can best care for this critical (and super cute) body part!


Responsible Pet Ownership Includes Preventing Zoonotic Diseases

zoonic diseases

The best relationships have a give-and-take dynamic, and the bond shared between pets and their people is no exception. Our pets positively impact our physical and mental health – the least we can do is maintain their health and wellbeing. 

Disease prevention (including routine vaccinations and year round parasite prevention medication) is a major component of responsible ownership. Equally important is an owner’s awareness – and hindrance – of dangerous zoonotic diseases.