Spring is finally springing. As you make the transition to what the season means in your life, don’t forget what it can also mean for your dog.
If you’re someone who doesn’t give heartworm or flea and tick preventatives to your dog year-round, now is the time to resume those practices. Preventing medical problems is much easier than treating them after the fact.
Grab a brush! If your dog has a winter coat to shed, give them a hand by brushing them more frequently. As long as you’re at it, check their ears and nails to make sure they don’t need some care as well.
- Wiping/Washing Paws
While whatever is growing or blooming in your lawn may look beautiful, your dog might be negatively affected by it. Wipe or wash off your dog’s paws to stem off any unwanted allergy situations.
- Clean and Sanitize
Spring cleaning can be applied to pet items too. Take the time to wash and/or sanitize toys, bowls, collars, leashes, bedding, etc. Be sure to use pet-friendly cleaning solutions. Vinegar is cheap and great for this purpose.
- Inspect Your Yard
Now that walking around outside is easier, take some laps around your property to make sure no damage or hazards were caused from snow and ice, especially to fencing.