Your seasonal pet safety tips for spring are here! Time for a clean-up of things to do and hazards to be wary of during the spring season.
Winter always seems to last a lifetime, but as soon as those hopeful rays of sun start shining through the clouds, our pets know exactly what time it is. Spring!
With each season comes an abundance of checklists, preparations and pet hazards. Just like in autumn, winter or summer, spring is also another time of year for you to get your furry friend ready for the season ahead.
Spring is known for the flowering of various buds, and while we may bask in the glory of some fresh daffodils, lots of flowers are hazardous to our pets.
Symptoms to look out for if you think your dog might’ve eaten something they shouldn’t have, include; vomiting, diarrhoea, difficulty breathing, salivation, weakness and more.
Spring marks the beginning of hay fever season. Which means the start of runny noses, itchy eyes and general distress from pollen. But did you know doggy hay fever exists?
Dogs can’t tell you that they think they might have hay fever, hence why you need to look out for the signs. These can include watering eyes, runny noses and sneezing, itching and scratching and rashes on their face or feet.
Now comes the time when we start to clear out and clean our homes after hibernating for the winter months. If you’re spending lots of time tidying and freshening up, why not give your pet a spring clean too?
A good brush, a bath and shampoo, nails clipped – whatever your pet is comfortable with!
What To Take Advantage Of In Spring
As well as the various dangers to be aware of during springtime, there are still plenty of opportunities to have some new adventures with your pet!
Here are some ideas:
· A new toy for a new season
· Plan a play date
· Have a spring photoshoot, you’ll be sure to capture some amazing images
· Take a new walk or hike in a new spot, did someone say beach day?!
· Freshen and clean their beds, hutches and sleeping spots
· Be sure to share your spring antics with us on our social media platforms. We’d love to see what you’re up to!