Frito Feet: Why Your Dog’s Paws Smell Like Corn Chips 

Pet owners know that putting up with certain smells is par for the course. But if you’ve snuggled up on the couch with your best pal and noticed a corn chip smell, you may have looked at your snack bowl instead. If that’s the case, you may have already figured out that the corn chip smell is emanating from… your pet’s feet! That’s right, Frito feet is a thing.

But what causes this phenomenon? And should we be doing something about it? Keep reading for some explanation and tips from Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital

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All About Tapeworms in Cats and Dogs 

Tapeworms are a common, despite gross, internal parasite that affects cats and dogs. As you may be aware, there are a host of parasites that a pet can be susceptible to when not protected from them. While they may seem relatively harmless, they can cause health issues and become a risk to the people in the household, too. 

Let’s take a closer look at this form of worm and why your pet needs to be protected from acquiring them.

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How Omega 3 Fatty Acids Benefit Pets 

Most human patients have heard of the healthful qualities associated with essential fatty acids, but it’s less well known how they can impact the lives of pets.

Omega-3 fatty acids are good fats found in salmon, mackerel, herring, halibut sardines and other cold-water fish. They are referred to as “essential” because pets (like us) need them, but are unable to naturally produce them. Instead, through supplementation, omega-3 fatty acids benefit pets in various – and important – ways. 

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What You Need to Know About Old Dog Disease 

If you have a senior pet, you probably worry a bit. It is no secret that older animals need extra care. One thing you probably don’t think much about is your pet’s inner ear – but perhaps you should! Old dog disease is a disorder of the inner ear and is a frequently diagnosed condition at Animal Kind Veterinary Hospital

The symptoms of old dog disease can be similar to a stroke or other neurological issue, even to the point that pets are sometimes euthanized due to misdiagnosis. It’s important to be aware of what old dog disease looks like, and what to do about it.

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