15 Mar 4 Things You Should Do In Spring to Protect Your Pets
Spring is upon us. Just as there are tasks you need to handle for your home, there are seasonal responsibilities you need to manage to keep your pets healthy and happy. Here are four things you should do during spring to protect your pets.
Apply Flea and Tick Solutions
Spring is a season of rebirth, and that’s true for the pests that try to make a home on your furry friends. Once fleas and ticks get on your pet or in your home, it becomes a hard-fought battle to get them out. The best option is to prevent pests from getting on your pet and into your home in the first place. Whatever you use pills, a flea dip, collars, and the like, getting a booster before the weather warms up can save you a lot of headaches, and scratching, later. If you need to get your pet to the vet for a flea treatment, Your Home Pet Care can handle the trip to the vet, so you’re not waiting for your schedule to align with an open appointment at the vet’s office.
Protect Your Pets Paws from Hot Concrete
It’s vital to give your pet enough exercise, which includes going for walks regularly. As the weather begins to heat up, pet owners need to keep the temperature of concrete and pavement in mind when going for a walk. If you’ve ever walked on a hot sidewalk without shoes, you know it’s uncomfortable. It’s no more enjoyable for your pets. Avoid going for walks on paved surfaces during the hottest times of the day. And make sure there’s a grassy area for your dog to use when they’re walking around outside. If your schedule makes it difficult to go for walks during cooler parts of the day, you can hire a dog walker from Your Home Pet Care. Just let us know when you want your dog to have their walk, and we will handle the rest.
Ensure Vaccinations are Up to Date
The warmer weather of spring brings more people out to local parks and other places where dogs can have their playdates. Checking the vaccinations for your pet can protect their health from infectious diseases. Talk to your vet about your pet’s vaccine history, and they can let you know if a booster is necessary. Once you have the details worked out with your veterinarian, we can handle the rest. Your Home Pet Care can pick up your pet for the appointment and bring them back to your home once everything is done.
Protect Birds from Your Cat
Another hallmark of springtime is the sound of bird songs. Domestic cats can be a considerable risk for birds and their young chicks. It’s also in the interest of the cat owner to keep their feline from feeding on birds. If the cat eats a bird it caught, they are likely to have digestive issues as a result. Depending on the health of the bird, the risk to your cat could be even worse. To protect birds and your cat, consider adding a bell to your cat’s collar which will warn birds of your tiny tiger’s approach before it’s too late. Keeping your cat well-fed will also discourage them from hunting for birds. Avoid placing bird feeds on near ground level. Keeping them elevated will make it harder for a cat to pounce on birds that are eating inattentively. Even if your cat is agile enough to climb up the tree, it will take more time, and like the bell, it gives the birds time to become aware of the danger.
Your Home Pet Care has a wide range of services to make things easier for pet owners who are pressed for time. Whether it’s a trip to the vet or an overnight sitter, our team can provide the care your pet needs. Send us a message online if you have any questions or you’re ready to schedule services for your pet.