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!


Pet Vaccinations: Fighting the Good Fight

Pet vaccinations are an essential part of pet health and veterinary carePet owners are generally aware of the importance of vaccines for puppies and kittens, but many don’t realize that vaccinations are still needed for older pets. Pet vaccinations continue to be one of the most effective ways to prevent deadly communicable diseases. They play a crucial role in the long-term health of every pet.

Pet Vaccinations

Vaccines are designed to stimulate the immune system to produce antibodies against a specific disease. That way, if the pet ever comes into contact with that particular illness, the body is prepared to defend itself.

Although pet vaccinations are considered safe, nothing is completely without risk. Your veterinarian will take into account your pet’s age, health, lifestyle, and other factors before making any recommendations. Continue…