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Happy spring! Now
that the days are longer and the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to start
about preparing your pet for the spring. We want to remind pet owners to get their
pets ready for the change in season before heading outside.
- Heartworm Prevention – Warmer
weather means mosquito season. Heartworms
that are spread through mosquito bites are very dangerous to pets. Once the temperature hits 55F, we recommend
that pet owners take preventative steps.
- Flea and Tick Prevention – Before taking
your pet on a nature walk, make sure that they are on preventative
medication. Fleas and ticks are
difficult to get rid of and can carry a number of diseases, including Lyme
- Seasonal Allergies – Pets can suffer
from allergies too! Instead of getting a
stuffy nose, your pet might scratch more often or experience ear troubles. If your pet is exhibiting any symptoms, be
sure to bring them into our office for a checkup.
- Exercise Warm Up – You probably didn’t
spend a lot of time with your pet outside in the cold winter months. Just like us, pets tend to gain weight in the
winter. Exercise is good, but be aware
of increasing exercise too quickly to avoid injury.
- Microchips – If your pet is going to
be spending more time outdoors, consider getting a microchip. This is a great way to identify your pet in
the event they get lost. We offer free
microchips with any regularly priced spay or neuter!