Spring has sprung, and with the change of season, our thoughts turn to outdoor celebrations, spring cleaning, and much-needed home improvement projects. Before you embark on seasonal chores or outdoor revelry, take inventory of potential springtime hazards for your furry friends. There are several things to keep in mind regarding your pet’s safety:
- Keep human treats and decorations out of reach.
- Insert screens into your windows as a precautionary measure.
- Secure any pets riding in cars with a crate or seatbelt harness
- Be sure to safely use cleaning products by reading and following label directions. Almost all cleaning products, even all natural ones, contain chemicals that may be harmful to pets.
- Consider keeping your dog or cat in a designated pet-friendly room during home improvement projects.
- Always store fertilizers, insecticides, and herbicides in out-of-the-way places and follow label instructions carefully.
- Watch out for potential pet allergies to pollen and outdoor blooms.
- Make sure your pet is on year-round preventive heartworm medication, as well as a flea and tick control program.
- Make sure your dog or cat has a microchip for identification and wears a tag imprinted with your home address, cell phone number, and any other relevant contact information as you are walking them in the beautiful outdoors!
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