Anal Glands: Equally Important and Problematic

The backside of a Corgi puppy.

There are many subjects that pet owners never thought they’d learn about, let alone try to deal with. Anal glands are one such example of this phenomenon. Without a doubt, this area doesn’t typically come into focus until there’s a problem. Not all pets suffer from impacted anal glands. However, if the anal glands are unable to carry out their important functions, they may require immediate attention and action. 


The Case of Frito Feet: When Your Pet’s Paws Smell Like Corn Chips

The mystery of canine odors is one most of us don’t really want to sleuth out. Unless the smell becomes bothersome, the topic of stinky feet isn’t something that comes up in normal conversation about pets. 

When it comes to “Frito feet”, however, many dog owners will readily admit that their dog’s paws do strangely smell like that corn based snack!

The case of Frito feet isn’t that difficult to solve. The team at Godspeed Animal Care is here to explain why this smell is a natural and generally harmless one.


Essential Winter Pet Paw Care

As pets age, their paw pads thicken up and harden, but they still experience pain after consistent exposure to the elements. Without a doubt, paw pads are very sensitive to heat, but special care is also needed during sub-freezing temperatures. Traditional salts and deicers can be extremely harsh and can even lead to GI upset if swallowed.

Luckily, with a little extra attention to pet paw care this season, your best friend will be ready to go.


Health, Happiness, and More: The Benefits of Pet Grooming

Whether your pet enjoys being groomed or disappears at the first hint of a bath, there’s no denying the immense value in keeping our pets clean. Besides helping them look and feel their best and keeping our homes cleaner, regular grooming sessions provide a front row seat into changes in your pet’s skin, coat, and body that could signal underlying health problems.

So grab that brush or call your local groomer because the importance of regular pet grooming cannot be understated!