It’s that time of the year again!
We would like to share some quick tips on how to keep your precious pups safe and healthy during the change of season. After all, they are part of our families and their health and safety is paramount.
Start Flea and Tick Prevention Early!
The American Heartworm Association now recommends keeping dogs on year-round heartworm and flea and tick preventatives to guard them against parasites. If your dog is not already on a preventative regimen, now is the time to start. It’s better to be safe than sorry!
One of the most popular preventatives for Tick and Fleas is Frontline Plus for Dogs and K9 Advantix II, available in our retail section.
Use Pet Friendly Products for Spring Cleaning!
Spring cleaning is not only the perfect time to get rid of unwanted items, but also a great opportunity to review your cleaning products to see if they are pet friendly. We all know our furry best friends are curious about many things and sometimes they stick their nose where they shouldn’t, which is why you should always check to see if the contents of your cleaning products are “dog safe” and if they are not, be sure to keep them out of paws reach.
In the dreaded case of a possible poison ingestion, act quickly and contact your veterinarian or Animal Poison Control Center Hotline at 888-426-4435.
Watch your Dog for Signs of Seasonal Allergies!
Some dogs develop allergies to common seasonal plants, like ragweed. But, unlike people, these allergies usually cause skin problems in dogs and because of their beautiful fur, sometimes they can go unnoticed by the untrained eye. Our recommendation is to always be on the lookout for unusual behavior. For example, if you notice your dog is scratching more often than usual, inspect the dog’s skin and look for lesions or anything that looks different. Remember that fleas are not the only cause for an itchy skin.
Also, remember that keeping your dog professionally groomed or bathed is a great way to prevent these types of problems. For more information, you can call us at 443-281-DOGS, e-mail us or visit our grooming page by clicking here.