Spring is finally here! While there is plenty of fun to be had, there are also some things to look out for in order to keep your dog safe and healthy this season. Here are the 5 Spring safety tips to be on the lookout for:

Watch Out For Poisonous Flowers And Plants

    1. Daffodils
    2. Azaleas
    3. Blue Bells
    4. Tulips
    5. Hyacinths

Keep Away From Fertilizers And Weed Killers

Many fertilizers and weed killers are highly toxic for pets. If you think your dog may have ingested some, look out for signs like drooling, vomiting, diarrhea or muscle tremors. If any of these symptoms occur contact your veterinarian  immediately.

Standing Water

As beautiful as the Spring weather can be, it also brings a lot of rain. Rain water that pools on the street turns into puddles full of harmful bacteria that your dog could be exposed to. Additionally, while dog water bowls left out by restaurants is a sweet sentiment, they can also be full of bacteria that could harm your dog.

Carrying around a water bottle and collapsible bowl for your dog during the warmer months is a great way to keep your dog hydrated and healthy.

Fleas/Ticks & Heartworm

Spring is the best time to update your dog’s flea/tick and heartworm medication. Ticks can carry diseases, such as Lyme Disease. Check your pets fur for fleas and ticks after trips to wooded areas and ask your veterinarian if a Lyme vaccination is right for your dog.

Pollen & Allergies

Just like us humans, pets can be affected by seasonal allergies. Look out for signs that your dog is being affected by seasonal allergies, such as scratching/biting, excessive paw licking, respiratory issues. One way you can help ease your dog’s allergies are by using an air purifier that uses a HEPA filter. Another way is by bathing your dog using medicated shampoo after long periods outdoors. A visit to the Dog City Spaw is also a great way to keep your dogs skin and fur healthy this Spring!