Right now you may think that spring is teasing you. Will it snow? Will the weather ever be warm? What can be expected? While April showers and May flowers cannot be guaranteed, spring will come…sometime. Take a look at these springtime pointers so that your pet’s ready to face a new season:
1. How are the toys in your pet’s toy box? Spring is a great time to look closely at your pet’s toy supply and purge the pitiful or potentially perilous. Are there loose parts that could be swallowed and present a choking hazard? Are there squeaky toys that no longer squeak? Get rid of anything you’d be embarrassed to have company see. Meanwhile, let your furry darlings know that you still care – and add a new favorite toy or two. Soggy spring weather can sometimes derail your walks, so a good game of fetch in the hallway or up the stairs can provide a good substitute activity.
2. Is your critter shedding or is your sweater supposed to look like that? ‘Tis the season for shedding and more shedding – don’t be caught unaware with a fashion phenomenon you can’t explain. One good grooming product is the Furminator, a de-shedding tool that keeps you a step ahead of loose fur.
3. Whose allergy is it anyway? Spring can bring on allergies for humans and pets when both spend more time outdoors and are exposed to allergens. One way to minimize allergies is to keep your pet bathed and groomed regularly; however, don’t dry your pet’s skin out by over-bathing him. Talk to your groomer or vet about how often your pet should be bathed. In between those times, you can touch up with a quickie (soap-free) shower or a lightly go over her with a wet cloth.
4. Is it time to schedule a spa day for your pet? If you can’t remember how long it’s been, it may be time to make this appointment. In spring, some pets need a good grooming that includes a very becoming haircut, shampoo, and nail clipping. Give our Pet Spa a call, and we’ll have your pet photo-ready before her next red carpet appearance.
5. What’s bugging your pet? Glorious warm weather woos us all outside, but unfortunately, it increases the risk of fleas, ticks and heartworms for our pets. Talk to us about Vectra and Trifexis, and let’s figure out the best flea, tick and heartworm medications for your pet.
All set? With a little planning, you and your pet can approach the new season with a spring in your step. If you need an appointment – or you simply have a question, don’t hesitate to call us. Through spring flowers, showers, and snow flurries…we love to hear from you!