As the winter fades away and the sun starts to shine, it’s time to embrace the beautiful spring season with your furry friend. At Katten TrimSalon, we understand the importance of making the most out of springtime, so we have put together some useful tips to ensure that this year’s spring is unforgettable for you and your dog.
Spring Pet Care Tips
#1 Spring Grooming
With the arrival of spring, your dog will spend more time outside and start shedding its winter coat. So, it’s crucial to give them some extra grooming attention. Not only will your dog look and feel better, but it will also contribute to their overall health. Additionally, regular grooming will save you time cleaning up shed hair around the house and in the car. While you’re at it, don’t forget to check your dog’s nails – they might need a trim too!
#2 Collars and Identification
Spring is the ideal time to check your dog’s collar and name tag. As they spend more time outdoors, make sure their collar is in good condition, snug but not tight. Verify that your contact information is easily visible and up to date. Also, ensure that your dog’s city tags are current. To maintain hygiene, wipe your leash with an anti-bacterial wipe once a week, removing any dirt or contaminants that may be clinging to it.
#3 Flea Prevention
Just like the flowers, pesky fleas make a comeback in spring. These little critters can cause numerous headaches for both you and your dog. Take preventive measures by applying a monthly topical flea medication or starting a pill routine for your furry companion. Remember, a single female flea can lay over 300 eggs a day, so it’s crucial to protect your dog and home from infestations as the warm weather returns.
#4 Intestinal Parasites
Spring is the season when most dogs are susceptible to picking up intestinal parasites. Drinking from streams or playing with contaminated dogs in the park can easily lead to these parasite infestations. Tapeworms, roundworms, and hookworms are common examples. Fortunately, preventing them is relatively simple. Regular worm prevention medication can keep your dog healthy all year round. Many worm prevention medications also provide protection against heartworm, which is an added bonus.
#5 Hydration and Supplements
With milder weather, your dog can enjoy prolonged exercise and play outdoors. It’s essential to ensure they stay hydrated by providing plenty of fresh water. Remember to refresh the water daily to keep it tasting good and free of drool. Additionally, you might consider adding vitamin supplements to your dog’s food or increasing their daily portion to maintain their energy levels.
Spring is the perfect time to revamp your pet care routine and prioritize your pet’s well-being as the weather continues to improve. At Katten TrimSalon, we are here to take care of all your grooming needs, and our services are more affordable than you think! Contact our head groomer, Kaori, to book an appointment and let her transform your pooch into a prince or princess.
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