Safer Kids 101

How to Prepare Your Pet for Spring

After a long, cold winter, we all get a touch of cabin fever. That’s true for your pets, too! Here’s how to get your beloved pet ready for spring.

Most furry friends will start shedding as the temperature warms up. Brush your pets regularly to ensure that their winter coats get removed–and don’t end up as tumbleweeds in your home.

If your pet goes outside, take a look around your yard to make sure that everything is safe and secure. Winter weather might have caused holes in the ground or damaged fences, allowing your pet to escape. You should also remove fallen tree branches and any other potential hazards.

It’s also a good idea to apply flea and tick treatment if you’ve taken a break over the winter. Pests are waking up hungry, and you don’t want them to feast on Fido. Regular flea and tick treatments are one of the easiest ways to prevent serious health problems such as heartworms.

Finally, schedule a checkup and update your pet’s vaccines, if needed. Think of it as spring cleaning, but for your pet’s health!

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Johnny Priest