Spring Into Action With Our Spring Pet Safety Reminders!

The air is brimming with the sounds of lawn mowers, building projects, and bees! Without a doubt, spring is a great time to get motivated. Your pet has probably taken notice of the changing seasons and is equally raring to go.

While there are many things to enjoy this time of year, pet owners cannot let their guard down. With our spring pet safety tips in mind, you and your pet can relish the season without illness or injury.

Waking Up

Hopefully, your pet continued to receive their monthly parasite prevention medication throughout the winter. If not, they may quickly become a target for various blood suckers like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. We recommend having your pet tested for heartworm before getting them back on schedule. That way you can take control before the bugs do.

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Why do My Dog’s Paws Smell Like Corn Chips?

If you have a dog, you’ve probably noticed an odor emanating from their adorable paws. Most people recognize it as a corn chip or popcorn smell, and many dog owners say they actually like the scent. Regardless of your opinion about the odor, rest assured that, in most cases, this is completely normal.

If you’re wondering why your pet’s paws smell like corn chips, you’ve come to the right place! At Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital, we leave no stone unturned when it comes to pet care. We’ve tackled this question with the same vigor as when we explore topics such as dental care, pet food, and canine influenza. Keep reading to learn more about this peculiar canine scent!

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Does Healthy Pet Food Really Exist?

Responsible pet ownership can cover a lot of ground, but when it comes to boosting your pet’s longevity, you can break it down into three departments: genetics, daily care/maintenance, and nutrition. You can’t really do much about their genes, but this information is good to know.

Daily care cultivates a high quality of life through exercise, oral health, and grooming. Lastly, nutrition reinforces the building blocks of a long, healthy life. Of course, you want to provide a healthy pet food, but what exactly does this mean?

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