Blog April 1, 2019
Is your pet ready for Spring?
Spring! What a beautiful time of the year but beauty can have its thorns as well. More outdoor time makes your pets more vulnerable to pests that may cause danger to your pets. Here are 14 tips to make your spring fun and safe for your pets!
Keep pets inside
Dogs need exercise and love going for a run in the backyard, likewise, many cats love exploring, but remember that the grass in the backyard can also be a breeding ground for fleas. If you find that your pets are coming back with fleas each time they venture outside you may want to consider keeping them inside or taking them for a walk on a leash.
Keep hazardous plants and supplies out of reach
Move all dangerous things out of reach from your pets especially cleaning chemicals and supplies as spring-cleaning is an honored tradition for most households. Medications, laundry, wires, garbage and poisonous indoor plants like easter lily should be moved out of reach as well.
Clean all anti-freeze from the floor and driveway as one taste of it can be hazardous to animals.
Leash and collar pet
Leash and collar your pet whenever outside to avoid loss and make them easily identified.
Microchip your pet
Spring means more time to walk outside and go on trips to the park. have your pet microchipped to ensure you can reunite with your pet.
Visit the Vet
Make sure your pet is checked up annually and vaccinations are up-to-date especially anti-rabies vaccines.
Careful on sweets and decorations
Always remember that chocolates and candies are bad for your pets. Same goes for plastic decorations as it can lead to digestive problems.
Sniffin' for easter eggs or egg worms?
Dogs are in danger of getting worms especially when they start sniffing for easter eggs. More outside time means they can sniff egg worms or get egg worms on their fur and lick it when grooming. Make sure your pet is on worm control.
Plenty of exercises
Spring is the perfect time to get plenty of exercises to help keep your pet healthy and live longer!
Achoo! Spring allergies!
Pets can be allergic to some foods, dust particles, and pollen. These allergic reactions can cause itching, sniffing and sneezing, or a life-threatening anaphylactic shock to insect bites and stings. Any suspicions of spring allergies mean a visit to the vet.
Itchy-itchy, pesky pests!
Gardening with pets safely
It's the best time to make your garden grow but remember that fertilizers and pesticides have ingredients that are dangerous to pets so keep them out of the way. Some plants and flowers are highly toxic plants like rhododendron and azaleas.
Flea free home!
Fleas reside on your pet only 20% of their time, the rest is in your carpet. Make sure to vacuum your carpet and/or use flea powder on them.
Give them extra protection
See how you can ensure pet safety throughout your pet's daily life cycle through our infographic.