We spend alot of time indoors with our pets . We can notice good and not so good things about our pets . Is their coat in good condition ? Long haired animals may get knotty in spring as the winter coat is lost and need a good grooming , or even an anesthetic to facilitate this (in cats and some dogs ). Some knots will irritate and twist causing discomfort , sweating and excema rashes requiring medical treatment. Long hair on dog’s feet may get continually wet and cause skin infections so again best clipped in advance and may need treating from time to time with medicated antiseptic shampoos and creams . In summer clip feet hair also as hair traps grass seeds that migrate into the toes causing painful infections.