Spring is here! As you prepare your yard, garden, and home for the upcoming months, don’t forget your furry friend.Use this guide to keep your pooch healthy this spring.
Keep Them Safe from Fleas and Ticks
Both fleas and ticks become more active in warmer temperatures. If your dog gets infested with fleas or ticks, you could be staring at a full-blown infestation. Make sure your furry friend is protected against fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes this spring.
Check your dog’s feet, lips, eyes, and ears for ticks after walks through woods or grassy settings. Use vet-approved flea and tick prevention products such as topical treatments, shampoos, and collars to help deter these pests.
Fleas and ticks hide in tall grass. To prevent fleas and ticks on your dogs, keep your lawn mown. Learn the proper method to remove fleas and ticks on your dog’s coat. If you are unable to get rid of fleas and ticks, reach out to a vet for help or consult with a boarding kennel near you.
Regularly Brush Your Dog’s Coat
Dogs shed the most during spring and fall as their winter coats lessen. To control your dog’s shedding, periodically brush its coat. Try to use a brush specifically for dogs to help with shedding. If you can’t find a dog-specific brush, use a regular brush with soft bristles.
Regular brushing removes dead hair and dandruff. Furthermore, brushing can be very relaxing for a dog. Be very gentle when brushing your furry friend’s coat.
Invest in the Right Gear
Check your furry friend’s collar and leash to make sure they are the proper fit and are not frayed. Look into a replacement collar if you notice it not fitting as it should. Invest in high-quality harnesses, toys, and portable water bowls.
If your dog loves accompanying you on your adventures, get doggy sunglasses, life vests, and protective clothing for it.
Create a Clean and Safe Environment
Clean your pooch’s bed to get rid of the fur, dander, and bacteria hiding in different areas. Periodically washing your furry friend’s bedding with a mild detergent or vinegar will help eliminate flea eggs.
If you have a yard, make maintaining it a priority to minimize any environmental hazards that may put your pet at risk of injury.
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