Springtime is finally here! The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining, and everyone seems to be a little bit happier. Even our pets seem to enjoy this time of year. However, while there are many things to love about spring, it also brings some dangers for our beloved furry friends. In this blog post, we will discuss five safety tips for keeping your pet safe and happy during this season.
1. Chocolate, Candy and Other Easter Basket Items
Many of us enjoy celebrating Easter with an Easter egg hunt. However, chocolate is toxic to dogs and can cause serious health problems. If you’re hiding eggs around your house, be sure to keep them out of reach of your furry friend. The same goes for any other holiday candy or treats – it’s best to keep them out of reach, or avoid them altogether.
2. Gardening Items
Springtime is also a time when many people are doing yard work and gardening. Be sure to keep your pet away from any chemicals or pesticides that you may be using. If possible, try to use natural products that are safe for pets and humans alike. Also, be sure to keep your pet out of the mud and dirt while you’re working – they may love rolling around in it, but it’s not good for their health.
3. Spring Plants and Flowers
Many of the plants that bloom in spring are actually poisonous to pets. Be sure to do your research and keep your pet away from any plants that may be harmful. If you suspect that your pet has ingested a poisonous plant, call your veterinarian immediately.
4. Fleas and Ticks
Spring is also tick season. Ticks can carry dangerous diseases, so it’s important to keep an eye out for them. Check your pet’s fur regularly, and be sure to remove any ticks that you find immediately. You should also talk to your veterinarian about tick prevention products.
5. Fresh Water at all Times
As the temperatures start to rise, it’s important to make sure that your pet has access to fresh water at all times. Pets can become dehydrated quickly, so it’s important to keep an eye on their water intake. If you’re going to be away from home for a while, make sure that someone else is able to check on your pet and give them fresh water.
By following these simple tips, you can help ensure that your pet has a safe and enjoyable springtime.