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Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic Blog

Pet Ear Cleaning: How To Do It, And Why You Should

A white dog sitting against a blue background looks quizzically at the camera.

A regular grooming regimen is a must for pets. Besides keeping them looking and feeling their best, grooming gets you up close and personal with your pet’s skin  and fur, allowing you to easily spot lumps, bumps, parasites, or anything else out of the ordinary.

Along with brushing, bathing, nail trimming, and (hopefully) tooth brushing, pet ear cleaning is an essential part of any grooming regimen. Messing with your pet’s ears may sound daunting, but with a little practice it will become like second nature.

In general, cats typically don’t benefit from having their ears cleaned – instead, check their ears for dirt and debris, and remove any by wiping with a damp cloth.

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Corn Chips, Anyone? Why Your Pet’s Paws Smell Like Fritos

“Why do my pet’s paws smell like Fritos?” This is a surprisingly common question that we get here at Animal Skin and Allergy Clinic. No, you aren’t imagining things and, no, your dog isn’t getting into your stash of salty treats (at least, we hope not!).

We believe strongly in empowering pet owners with as much knowledge as possible about their pets. Whether it helps identify a future health problem or is just a fun bit of party trivia, finding out why your pet’s paws smell like Fritos is worth the effort!

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The Do’s and Don’ts Of Bathing Your Pet

Doctor veterinarian is trimming dog nailsIt’s not uncommon for pet owners to dread bath time. Convincing a pet that it is actually beneficial to get a soapy bath isn’t always easy. However, this doesn’t mean you can put off regular bathing. Bathing your pet helps their skin and coat look and feel clean and contributes to optimal health. Dogs with skin problems benefit greatly from frequent bathing. We’ve put together some do’s and don’ts for bathing your pet below to help get you started. Continue…