It is officially spring! If you are like us, then you are ready to get out in the sunshine, whether it is going on a hike with your dog or planting flowers. Make sure you keep your pets safe this spring with these simple safety tips.
Tags and Microchips
The more time your pet is outside, the more risk they have of getting out of your back yard or wandering off. Make sure your pet is properly licensed and microchipped, so if they do get away from you they can be quickly returned to you.
Getting a microchip is a quick and easy in-office procedure. You can get it done when you bring them in for your annual vaccinations.
Flea and Tick
With spring comes fleas. Make sure your spring cleaning does not mean ridding your house of fleas. Preventative flea and tick treatment is the best way to keep fleas off of your pet, yourself and out of your house.
Now that spring has sprung, many of us are getting rid of the must of winter by cleaning everything! Make sure that on your spring cleaning binge, you keep your cleaning chemicals away from your pets. Most cleaning supplies, even the all natural ones, will make your pet sick. If you think they have ingested some cleaning supplies, call your vet immediately.
With spring time comes fresh spring air. As you are doing your spring cleaning, and opening up your doors and windows, make sure to keep the screens shut. Though it might be nice to open up the whole house, pets can easily fall out of windows or go wondering off through an open door. So just to be safe, keep that screen pulled closed.