Right now is the time to give pause to consider how sedentary our best friends have been during the past six months.

Their paws should be your first concern before engaging in vigorous walks, runs or hiking.

Paws become soft and vulnerable to blisters and nails become long and easily torn.

To avoid sore feet, torn nails, deep blisters and possible nail bed infections, take care to get nails trimmed, shorten your early outings and if necessary apply “tough pad.”

Call us if you notice lameness, deep blisters on pads or torn nails.

Just taking these few precautions will get you and your pet off on the right foot for a great summer season in the Wood River Valley!