Spring Pet Care Tips

Old age does not mean the end for your feline friend
March 21, 2019
May is Veterinary Nursing Awareness Month
May 23, 2019

With the fine weather beginning to make an appearance, now is the time to ensure that your pet is ready for the spring and summer months. Keep your pets safe with the following tips:

Parasite Prevention

We recommend that you keep your pet on year-round flea and worm preventatives. We all know that our pets can pick up a variety of parasites such as fleas, lice, roundworm and lungworm, particularly when the weather is fine. The only way to prevent this is by treating your pet regularly with a veterinary prescribed product. We can recommend a plan designed specifically for your pet.

Spring Cleaning

Spring cleaning is a time-honoured tradition in many households, but be sure to keep all cleaners and chemicals out of your pets’ way!
Almost all commercially sold cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to pets. The key to using them safely is to read and follow label directions for proper use and storage.

Microchip

More outdoor time equals greater risk of a lost pet. Microchipping is the best way to reunite with your pet should they go missing. It is now law that all dogs should be microchipped, registered and have a certificate to show this. Cats should be microchipped too! Contact us if you are unsure about this.

Allergies

Seasonal plants can cause allergies. As new plants and flowers burst into life this spring, so too do the symptoms of hay fever. But humans aren’t the only ones who suffer. Blooming plants, grasses and flowers can trigger allergic reactions. Allergic reactions in dogs and cats can cause minor sniffling and sneezing as well as life-threatening anaphylactic shock. If you suspect your pet has a springtime allergy, please call us here at PVH.

Garden Safety

Any sort of garden chemicals such as fertilisers, rodenticides, herbicides, or pesticides can accumulate in fur and be ingested while your pet is grooming themselves.
Keep your pets out of reach of these chemicals as well as any other dangerous garden equipment too such as lawnmowers, hedge clippers and strimmers.

 

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