It’s Crystal Clear: The Importance of Water for Pets

Cat drinking water outside

Good nutrition is important for pet health. Water is also an important component of keeping a healthy pet and is the main component of healthy cells in the body. Without it, your pet can become dehydrated and lose the function of vital body organs. We know that providing drinking water daily to our pets is important, but what else should we be aware of? 

July is National Pet Hydration Month, and so Wellesley-Natick Animal Hospital thought it a good time to explore the importance of water for pets.

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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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Spotlight on Feline Dental Care

To a certain extent, a bit of “tuna breath” is an expected part of cat ownership. That doesn’t mean, however, that caring for your cat’s teeth isn’t important. Feline dental care is a vital component of responsible pet ownership, and the team at Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital is here to get you off to a good start.

Feline Dental Foes

In some ways cats have it a little more difficult than their canine counterparts when it comes to oral health. Many cats and dogs alike are affected by periodontal disease, but feline patients are prone to other oral conditions as well.

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