Spring Is Finally Here!

by | General Pet Care |

Spring is here! Though it may not look like it yet … we can always hope the weather will change soon!

Also, remember that we need to take special precautions to help our pets adjust to changes in season. Here are some tips to keep in mind heading into spring from our blog Spring Safety Tips!

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    Photo by Peter Mulligan.

    Make sure your pet wears an ID tag with your home address, cell phone and any other relevant contact information on it in the event they become lost. It’s also a good idea to have your pet microchipped.

  • Don’t allow dogs to ride in the bed of pick-up trucks or stick their heads out of moving car windows.
  • Products such as paints, mineral spirits and solvents can be toxic to your pets and cause irritation or burns.
  • Enjoying the spring breeze? Be sure to install snug and sturdy screens in all of your windows.
  • Beware of lilies: they are highly toxic to cats if ingested. Also, watch out for poisonous flowers: tulip, hyacinth and daffodil bulbs can damage a dog’s mouth and esophagus.
  • Spring cleaning? Be sure to keep harmful chemicals away from pets.
  • Gardening or landscaping? Keep all fertilizers, insecticides, herbicides, etc. stored safely away from pets.
  • Even dogs suffer from springtime allergies. Know the symptoms so you can treat them effectively.
  • Remember to keep pets away from rising water levels in streams and ponds from all the snow that’s melting!
  • Don’t let pets drink from puddles while out for a walk. It may upset their stomachs and make them ill.
  • Make sure your pet is on year-round heartworm preventive medication, as well as a flea and tick control program.

For more spring safety tips, visit the ASPCA’s fact sheet.

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Happy Spring!
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