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Pet Care during Spring

With spring time comes warmer weather, new activities, cleaning and projects. Spring tends to be our productive time of year, but what does that mean for your dog? Check out our tips below to keep your pet safe and healthy!

  1. Cleaning Tips: When it comes to spring cleaning, it can be easy to get carried away once you get going. But before any cleaning begins, be sure to animal proof your cleaning supplies and area. Try to buy less harmful products and keep them out of reach of your pets to avoid chemical burns or ingesting chemicals. The goal is to get your cleaning done while keeping your pet healthy and safe.
  2. Home Improvements: New projects can be crafty DIY fun-filled days. But safety should always come first for your pets. Keep them out of your work space to prevent items from falling or knocking over onto your pet. Also be sure to always clean up after a project. Avoid allowing pets around after a project so they do not ingest anything harmful.
  3. New Activities: Maybe you’ve decided that this is the year you’ll take up spending more time outside with your pet. We think that’s great! First make sure that your pet has the energy to keep up on long walks or bike rides and that they have the attention span as well. A distracted pup getting away from a bike rider doesn’t seem like the most fun new activity as it can turn into a more dangerous one. Start with introducing your dog to new activities in shorter increments and build up their stamina and trust to achieve these new goals.
  4. Warmer Weather: Lastly, with the seasons changing you will want to make sure your dog can spend plenty of time outside. Be aware that cement will get hotter; check the temperature with the palm of your hand to make sure it is not too hot for your dogs paws, they will blister if it’s too hot. Also, in the warmer months in can be tempting for a pet to wander off. Getting your pet chipped or a collar with tags on will make sure that they will always make it back to you.

We hope you found these tips helpful.
If you’d like to board your pet, book for Doggy Day Care, or stop by for a nail trimming and bath, give us a call. We have been deemed an essential business and will remain open. (We are following CDC guidelines.)
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