Are you ready to welcome the new season? Now that spring is almost here it is time to think about the ways to prepare for it. We start cleaning our wardrobe, house, and garden that may have gotten out of order over the long, cold winter. Getting your dog ready for the new season is an important task too. There are a few things you can do, and we have listed them below to make your life easier.
- Start with brushing
In spring all dogs start changing their winter coat for a thinner one fit for warm temperatures. The best thing you can do to help your dog in this process is to brush regularly. You may even want to get a brush designed, especially for shedding. This will help you keep your home clean of the fur.
Prevention for fleas, heartworms, and ticks is a good way to start the year. Although it is recommended to use protection on your pet all year round, especially if you live in a warmer climate, spring is a good time to start with preventive medication if you have not used any. As the weather gets better, all these parasites are coming out, and the risk to attack your dog is getting bigger. The best way to get prepared is to use prevention meds.
- Visit the Vet
Spring is a very suitable time to see your vet since this is a good moment to get your vaccines, you can do a check up at the same time. This way you will know what the health status of your pet is and what you can do to keep them healthy and in shape for the warmer seasons coming. To make the most of this visit, schedule teeth cleaning appointment at the same time.
- Information check
Local ordinances usually require your dog to have up to date tags. You can obtain these easily when you take your dog for vaccines. If your pet has a microchip, you need to make sure that all the information on it is up-to-date.
- Organise your yard
If this winter has hit your area hard and there are holes in the fence or under it where your dog can escape from, make sure you fix it. There might also be some hazards under the remaining snow that may harm your dog while playing. Organise your garden by dividing it to a place for your pet and space for your flowers and veggies.
Spring is almost here, so make sure you and your dog are ready to welcome it in good health and mood!