As we welcome the warmer weather and the longer days, it’s important to ensure our dogs stay safe in this new season. Spring is a beautiful time full of new life, but there are a few dangers associated with this time of year that can put the safety and health of your animal in jeopardy.
Here are a few safety tips to keep your dog happy and healthy this spring!
Be Cautious with Spring Cleaning
It’s normal to complete a deep clean of your home during the spring season but be cautious of harsh chemicals. Although we might like the clean smell of bleach or disinfectant cleaners, they can be toxic for our pets. Be sure you check the ingredients in any cleaning products you’re using around the house and try to purchase pet-safe cleaning supplies whenever possible.
Get Them Checked for Allergies
If you notice your dog scratching more often than usual, their skin is red and irritated, swelling, hair loss, or other allergy symptoms, it’s probably time to get your pet tested for allergies and treated appropriately. If itching persists, your veterinarian may recommend Benadryl for your pup, but always check in with the vet before giving your pet any medications.
Be Aware of Dangerous Plants
While all the new life blooming through the spring season is truly beautiful, several common plants can be dangerous to your dog. Before you head out on a nature walk or start on any new landscaping projects, get familiar with common plants that are poisonous to dogs and steer clear of them!
Invest in Bug Protection
Though you may have taken the winter off from flea and tick prevention (not recommended), it’s time to start up again before spending extended periods in the park or any wooded areas. These pesky pests can be a nightmare to get rid of and carry diseases that could prove fatal to your pet. There are simple ways to protect your dog from fleas and ticks but always heed your veterinarian’s advice.
At Lankas Labs, we understand the potential dangers the spring season can bring. That is why we are cautious with our pups and take preventative measures to ensure they are always safe and healthy.