People and their dogs are ready to get outside and enjoy the wonderful weather after a long, cold winter, especially now that spring has arrived! Is your pet prepared for the arrival of spring? Consider the following suggestions to safeguard your pet’s health and safety as we enter a new season.
During the winter, the majority of intestinal parasites are latent or inactive, but when spring arrives, they reactivate. Ticks enjoy mild to warm weather and are most active between May and July. It’s a fantastic time to think about parasite control for your pet in the spring! Your pet’s deworming and tick/flea preventative program may be tailored to his or her lifestyle, exposure to other animals, and any travel plans you may have.
Many animals, like humans, are susceptible to seasonal allergies. Grass, pollen, plants, and flowers are examples of allergens. Sneezing, watery eyes, excessive scratching, and skin rashes are all indicators of an allergic response in your pet. Consult your veterinarian if any of the symptoms are present. Minor allergies may typically be managed with over-the-counter medications (as prescribed by a veterinarian) or by washing more often to eliminate allergens from the fur or skin. Dust and allergies may be removed from your pets’ bedding by washing it with a mild detergent.
It’s shedding season in the spring! Our dogs, like us, are getting ready to put away our winter jackets. Start brushing your dog’s coat today if you haven’t already. Regular brushing will maintain your dog’s coat healthy by removing extra hair and dead skin cells. It will also help to manage to shed and reduce the amount of hair in your home. Ticks, lumps, and skin irritations may all be discovered early on by regularly grooming your dog’s coat.
Lose the winter weight
Many pets gain weight in the winter due to reduced exercise levels. With the arrival of warmer weather, now is the ideal time to get out and get active to drop those unwanted pounds!
It’s crucial to remember to gradually into a fitness regimen; doing too much too soon might be harmful to your cat. It’s preferable to gradually raise your level of exercise, work your way up to long walks or runs, and so on.
Now is a perfect time to bring your pet in for a weight assessment so we can create a baseline and track their development over the coming months! We can assist you in devising a weight-loss strategy for your pet.
Ensure Information is updated
Dogs above the age of 4 months must be registered every year in most states. This normally necessitates the presentation of proof of rabies immunization.
This is a great opportunity to check sure your dog has all of his vaccines up to date. When you receive a copy of your dog’s rabies vaccination certificate, you can inquire with your veterinarian. Remember to double-check that your pet has an identification tag with your latest phone number and mobile phone number on it.
If your dog is microchipped, verify with the microchip provider to ensure that all information in their database is up to date.
For guidance on how to take care of your pet’s health consult the experienced vets at Texas Spay and Neuter Clinic!