Spring Safety for Pets

Spring is a time when we do a lot of spring cleaning. It’s at this time of year, when we’re seeing to the needs of our house, that we should also remember to see to the needs of our pet. With your pet spending more time out in the yard, there are hazards that you should be aware of, so you can keep your pet protected. Here’s what you need to know.

Watch Your Pet Around Sticks and Plants

At this time of year, there may be many sticks in your yard after winter storms. Pets who like to chew may find enjoyment chewing on sticks, but sticks can be dangerous if swallowed. Give your pet something else to chew on when they’re spending time in the yard.

Likewise, at this time of year many plants begin to grow and bloom. Some dogs will chew or eat plants when they’re feeling bored. Be aware of what your dog is doing in the yard. If your dog eats plants, call your veterinarian in Lawrence KS right away to find out if your pet needs poison control.

Begin Your Dog’s Flea and Tick Prevention Regimen

As your dog spends more time outdoors, it becomes more important than ever to ensure that your dog is protected from fleas and ticks. Begin your dog’s flea and tick prevention regimen by making an appointment for a veterinary examination in Lawrence KS. Your pet’s vet can recommend the right flea and tick preventatives for your pet.

Make Your Pet’s Annual Check-Up Appointment

Is it time to make an appointment with the vet? Don’t delay! Call today Gentle Care Animal Hospital to make an appointment. We’ll check your pet’s overall health and recommend tick and flea preventatives for the coming year.

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