Spring Into Action

Spring is here! Well, sort of. For some of us it’s taking a little longer than we’d like but we have hope that the flowers will soon bloom and the birds will start chirping again.

I don’t know about you but I am excited to begin working on my garden and doing some spring cleaning on my home. The winters can be long and harsh but there’s nothing like the first day of spring to get you off the couch and out the door.

As you begin working on your home and garden, it’s also a good idea to do some spring cleaning with your pets. Petswelcome.com shared some helpful tips for you and your pets as you welcome the warm(er) weather:

  • Chocolate and holiday treats are being sold in large quantities right now. If you celebrate Easter, keep the fake plastic grass, chocolates, and other sugary treats out of reach of your pets.
  • Lawn fertilizers are very toxic to pets. Make sure you store them in a safe place. After applying any fertilizers and pesticides to your lawn, keep your pet off the treated areas for several hours and post a sign to let your neighbors know that their pets shouldn’t sniff, walk, or come near your lawn either till the chemicals are all absorbed and gone.
  • Groom your pet! Spring weather can mean more shedding. Brush your pets more regularly to prevent hairballs, matted fur, and brush out any dirt and debris that may get stuck in the coat. Wipe your pet’s feet when coming back home from a walk to remove any dirt, chemicals, and pollen that may be stuck between their toes or fur and to prevent them from ingesting these things when they groom themselves.
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So, to summarize, let’s get off the couch, enjoy the beautiful weather, and continue to keep our pets as happy, healthy, and safe as possible.

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