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Paw care

Saturday, July 28, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

When you groom your dog, you do more than just make them look pretty. It’s also a good opportunity to check for any health issues that should be addressed by a veterinarian. For example, you should keep a protective eye on her paws. When you groom your dog, carefully check the pads on her feet. Sometimes they could become injured or inflamed, especially if your dog is walking on rough ground or stepped into some kind of irritating chemical. Keep an eye out for painful, broken nails that could become infected. Brittle nails should also prompt you to call a professional because they indicate a fungal infection or a nutritional deficiency. If you notice anything unusual, have it checked by a veterinarian.

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