When the winter snow melts, a slew of springtime pet care concerns arise. Get ready for a season full of indoor and outdoor fun with your pets by taking the right steps to keep them safe so they can enjoy the warmer weather as much as you do.
As with your own diet, the arrival of spring is a good excuse to focus on refreshing your pet’s diet. Browse our wide selection of food and treats for natural food for dogs and cats such as Blue Buffalo and watch the tails wag.
Dust, pollen, and certain foods can cause mild to dangerous allergic reactions in your pets. It can be difficult to tell what caused a reaction, but symptoms like itching, sneezing, swelling, or discharge from the nose or eyes are common indicators. If you think your pet is having an allergic reaction, talk to your veterinarian. You might be able to find their recommended medication at our Pharmacy.
Tell Bugs to Bugger Off
While flea and tick prevention is necessary year-round, pesky bugs start coming out in full force along with the warmer weather and blooming plants of spring. With regular treatment using over-the-counter flea and tick meds, you can easily keep your pets protected.
Heartworm, which is spread by mosquitoes and can cause serious health problems for dogs, is also more prevalent in warmer months. You can prevent it with prescription medication given monthly. Heartworm medicine is usually given in the form of a chewy, flavored treat dogs rarely turn down. You can get it at our pharmacy along with dozens of other pet medicines.
Make Room for Grooming
Regular grooming can also help prevent fleas, ticks, and other bugs. By brushing your pet’s fur with grooming supplies for dogs, cats, and other furry friends, especially after a trip to the dog park, walk in the woods, or even laying in the backyard, you simultaneously get a close look for any interloping insects. It helps with your spring cleaning, too, because you’ll have far less pet hair to vacuum later if you carefully brush off and dispose of the loose fur now.
Before you do the rest of your spring cleaning, check your cleaning products to make sure they’re pet safe. Some products contain chemicals like bleach, ammonia, and chlorine that can seriously harm your animals if ingested.
You can eliminate any doubt—and still make your house spotless and fresh-scented—with DIY cleaners made from safe, household items.
Upgrade Your Home Improvement Safety
Spring is also a time many people choose to tackle projects inside and outside of the house. Painting and other remodeling projects come with a variety of dangers to pets. Paint can cause irritation, or worse if ingested. And at the very least it can be difficult to wash out of fur. Nails, tools, and other home improvement products are an obvious risk. If you’re doing work around the house, keep your pets out of your work area as much as possible and always clean up thoroughly when you’re done.
For the Birds
One of the surest signs of spring is the sound of birds chirping. If you have a feathered friend flying around inside your home or just want to make your yard the desired avian destination on your block, we have all the birdseed you need. Fill your bird feeder and see how spring-like your yard can be.
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