5 Simple Springtime Tips for Happy Pets
Now that the weather is warming up but still mild, it’s the perfect time to spend more days outdoors with your pets.
We have a few straightforward tips on ensuring your springtime is the safest and the most fun for your furry babies. From looking out for their health to embracing new experiences, your springtime this year can be filled with joy.
Keep reading to learn our top seven springtime tips so that you can have a wonderful spring with your pets!
Watch for Allergies
Just like humans, pets can also be susceptible to allergies when springtime comes. So, don’t be surprised if you notice your cat or dog sneezing more often, chewing, and scratching. Although you shouldn’t be alarmed, it’s important that you take your time to contact your veterinarian so that they can help you decide on the best course of treatment.
Do a Little Spring Cleaning
Springtime means spring cleaning, and you can take the opportunity to freshen up your pet’s supplies as well. If you have pet beds and blankets that haven’t been washed in a while, this is a great time to do so. Here are a few other ideas:
Scrub the litter box (or purchase a new one)
Clean and disinfect kennels
Vacuum cat trees
Clean their food dishes
You can also take this opportunity to buy them a new collar or some new food or water dishes.
Explore New Places
Springtime means milder weather, and you’ll want to take advantage of this as often as possible. With this in mind, research some pet-friendly bars, beaches, restaurants, and more to enjoy your neighborhood with your furry companion.
If you have a new puppy or an anxious older dog, this can be a perfect opportunity to start socializing them. However, keep in mind that you’ll want to start slowly—once you find a new hangout, go there a few more times before finding a new place to explore with them.
Provide Bug Protection
Since you’ll be going out more often, it’s important that you invest in bug protection for your pet. Flea and tick protection is a must because they can be hard to get rid of once they’ve infested your pet and home.
Without protection, your pet is also more susceptible to skin infections, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. Fleas and ticks can also cause discomfort and skin irritation.
Keep Vaccines Current
Similarly, it’s important that you ensure your pet’s vaccines are current. Since you’ll probably be taking your dog out to dog parks and around other animals more often, this makes them susceptible to parvo, rabies, and distemper.
These deadly diseases can be easily avoided by getting your pet and especially your puppies and kittens vaccinated.
Taking Precautions for a Happier Springtime
By following these precautions and tips for your pets, you ensure that they’ll spend the next few months with a better quality of life.
From not worrying about catching diseases from bugs or other animals to freshening up their bowls and beds, springtime can also be a time to celebrate your unique bond with your favorite furry friend.
Of course, annual checkups are always essential to ensure your pets' health. If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, call us today to get started!