Preparing your Pet for Spring Weather
Spring is upon us! This is the time of the year where we face pollen in the air, snow melting, flowers blooming and other spring related occurrences. Here are some tips on how to prepare your pet for these coming months.
Brush That Fur!
Often around this time of year, most dogs will shed in order to get rid of their winter coat in preparation for a thinner coat designed for warmer temperatures. Brushing your pet regularly with a brush designed for shedding will help decrease the unwanted hairballs and hair cleanup around the house. (1)
Take Preventative Measures
As temperatures begin to rise, biting insects begin to emerge and roam the outdoors. Before this happens, it is important to be sure that your pet is protected against fleas and ticks by using preventative treatment before it is too late.
Check Your Yard
Especially for those who live in more frigid areas, now that your snow covered yard has melted you will want to make sure there are no holes in your fence that your dog can escape from(1). You also want to check your yard for hazards that can harm your dog while playing. Many cleaning agents, fertilizers, pesticides, weed-killers, and even mulch can all be dangerous to dogs and cats— read the warning labels before spraying your yard!(2)
Ease Back Into Physical Activity
As the first warm weekend appears, the first thing we want to do is run outside and play! However, for some, this may be the first extensive exercise your pup has seen in a few months. Too much physical activity too soon can cause joint problems or extreme fatigue. Be sure to ease your pet back into their physical routine by adding a little bit of playtime each week. (2)
Save a Life this Spring!
Along with the warm weather, this is the time of year where shelters tend to find a rise in homeless pets and unwanted litters. Do what you can this year to help protect those animals by volunteering your time at a shelter or adopting a pet in need! (2)
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