Springtime and your Pet

Some Springtime safety ideas

3/16/20231 min read

Spingtime Pitbull
Spingtime Pitbull

Spring is a great time to enjoy the outdoors with your pets, but it also comes with its own set of safety concerns. Here are some animal safety tips to keep in mind for the upcoming spring:

  1. Protect your pets from parasites: Spring is a time when fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes start to become more active. Make sure your pets are up to date on their parasite prevention medication and keep them away from standing water where mosquitoes can breed.

  2. Watch out for toxic plants: As the weather warms up, plants start to bloom and some of them can be toxic to pets. Research which plants are toxic to pets and make sure to keep them out of reach.

  3. Keep your pets away from chemicals: Spring is also a time when people start to use fertilizers and pesticides in their yards. These chemicals can be harmful to pets, so make sure to keep your pets away from treated areas.

  4. Watch out for seasonal allergies: Just like people, pets can suffer from seasonal allergies. Watch for signs like excessive scratching or licking, red or irritated skin, and sneezing.

  5. Be cautious around wildlife: Spring is a time when many wild animals become more active. Keep your pets on a leash and avoid areas where you know there may be wildlife, such as parks or wooded areas.

  6. Practice water safety: As the weather warms up, you may take your pets swimming or boating. Make sure to supervise them at all times and use a life jacket if necessary.

  7. Be mindful of hot temperatures: As spring turns into summer, temperatures can start to rise quickly. Make sure your pets have access to shade and water when they are outside, and never leave them in a hot car.

By following these animal safety tips, you can help ensure that your pets stay safe and healthy during the upcoming spring season.