Dogs love spring time because they get to spend more time outdoors. After being inside all winter it is a play time now for the warmer outside weather. And who doesn’t love watching dogs play. However, the warmer days bring some health concerns so make sure your dog is fully prepared for spring.
Depending on where you live mosquitoes start becoming more active — and mosquitoes can transmit heartworm disease. Generally heartworm preventative medication should be given year-round to prevent infection. In addition to mosquitoes, ticks and fleas become more active too. There are a lots of products available to kill or keep these pests away, ask your veterinarian which one is best for your dog. Start early as preventing ticks and fleas from becoming a problem is far easier than dealing with a major flea infestation. Get into the habit of regularly checking your dog for ticks.Spring is a good time to check and make sure your dog’s vaccinations are up to date.
With spring rain comes spring mud, keep your dog’s feet dry and your house clean by keeping a towel near the door.
Spring means fun times for dogs so pick up the leash and go for a walk or hit the dog park.