As we head into spring, dogs and cats are eager to spend more time outside and enjoy the warmer weather. However, the flower season also brings changes that we must adapt to and so do our pets, such as allergies. Here are a few tips to help your pets enjoy the spring season.

Seasonal Allergies

Pets can suffer from seasonal allergies just like we do. Allergens can include pollen, flowers, and grass. If you notice your pet sneezing, itching, and scratching, visit your veterinarian to test for allergies and administer the appropriate treatment.

Flea and Tick Prevention

Mosquitos aren’t the only pests that come out in spring. Fleas and ticks are more active during warmer weather and our pets can develop skin reactions such as itching, redness or dryness due to these parasites. Using flea and tick control products can help protect your pet from pests that proliferate in this season.

Heartworm Prevention

Heartworms are spread via mosquito bites and can very harmful to your pet. Be proactive and get your pet dewormed – preventing heartworm is much easier than treating it.

Keep Up With Those Shots

Schedule a checkup with your veterinarian to make sure your pet’s necessary vaccines are all up to date ensuring they are protected from infectious diseases. Current vaccination records are also required when preparing for your pet’s stay at a boarding kennel.

Grooming

Spring is the time of the year when dogs and cats commonly shed their fur and you may notice that your pet will lose more hair than it normally does. Regular bathing and brushing will help to keep up with this. But if you want to pamper your pet, make an appointment with a groomer for a nice bath and a new haircut. You can also contact us to book your pet’s next grooming appointment.

By preparing your pet for the spring, you and your furry friend can really enjoy the outdoors and warmer weather with peace of mind.

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