Springtime is right around the corner, and it’s a season many people, and dogs, look forward to. The weather starts to warm up and we can finally enjoy a leisurely stroll in our neighborhood without feeling like a popsicle. The spring season also means more outings, Spring cleaning, and flowers in bloom. As much as there is to look forward to, there are dangers to your dog’s health to be aware of and prevent. Keep reading to learn some Spring health and safety tips for dogs.

Spring Health And Safety Tips

Easter Treats & Decorations

Dogs will get their paws, and mouth, on anything in their reach if left to their on devices. Make to store any Easter candies and decorations out of your dog’s reach. Most candy, especially chocolate, is poisonous to dogs and can be fatal if too much is ingested.

Spring Cleaning Supplies

As many households will be doing their annual Spring cleaning, make sure to keep any cleaners away from your dog. Most household cleaners contain chemicals that are poisonous to dogs. You can find a list of pet-safe cleaners here. Whichever you choose, store them properly when you’re not using them.

Garden With Caution

Springtime plants and flowers are beautiful to look at, but some are extremely poisonous to dogs. Gardening products like fertilizer, insecticides, and herbicides are also dangerous for dogs to ingest. Make sure to store these in a place that is inaccessible to your dog. Learn which plants and flowers are poisonous to dogs here.

Springtime Allergies

Dogs are affected by seasonal allergies just like us humans. Some symptoms of an allergic reaction include itching, sniffling, sneezing, and excessive licking. Allergic reactions to bug bites and stings are also a threat to your dog during the Spring season, and can cause anaphylactic shock. Consult with your veterinarian if you think your dog is being affected by allergies. Click here to learn more about dog allergies.

Heartworm & Flea/Tick Medication

Make sure your pet is up to date on their heartworm and flea/tick medication this Spring season. These help protect them from aforementioned bug bites and keep them safe.

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Written by Vincent M.