Spring has finally arrived! So here are some safety tips for your pets this season.
Steer clear of puddles! As water filters into puddles they collect chemicals, bacteria and other harmful toxins found in the grass or other areas it has run off from. This means that if you allow your pet to drink from they, they are exposed to all those hazardous bacteria and chemicals. The safest bet is to bring your own water supply or wait until you get them back home.
Spring-cleaning! When doing household cleaning make sure that your pet cannot get a hold of the cleaning supplies and other harmful household products. A comprehensive list of harmful cleaning and household products can be found on the ASPCA website by clicking here.
Spring showers means more flowers! During springtime, the use of fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides increases, which can be toxic to your pet. Make sure to keep them out of reach of your pet and that you monitor them when in new outdoor surroundings. Also, click here for a list of toxic and non-toxic plants.
Pets can have allergies too! If you notice your dog is itching, sniffling and sneezing please give us a call so we can look into it more thoroughly.
Finally, heartworm and flea & tick prevention!!! The warmer months bring more bugs, and more bugs means your pet is at a higher risk of coming into contact and potentially contracting diseases from insects. So make sure your pet is current on heartworm prevention and flea and tick prevention to keep them safe and healthy!
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