4 Things You Should Do In Spring to Protect Your Pets

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.

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