Spring Pet Health

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It's officially Spring, which means it's time to come out of hibernation, open our doors and windows, and spend more time outside with friends, family, and our pets. As a responsible pet owner, you can keep your pet healthy and happy by taking a few simple steps.

Ticks and Fleas

Many of us who live in colder climates look forward to the arrival of spring. Proper flea and tick care is important to remember as your dogs and even cats spend more time outside. If your furry loved one does bring fleas into your home we have a solution: SteriFab Disinfectant and Insecticide

Sterifab is a nonresidual spray that deodorizes as it disinfects. It is the only EPA-registered virucide, disinfectant and insecticide in one product. With just a few sprays, Sterifab kills bed bugs, fleas, ticks, mites, viruses, mold, mildew and more. It disinfects viruses and bacteria, and eradicates pathogenic odors.

A Trip to the Groomer is in Order.

Warmer weather can result in shedding! Dogs and cats are naturally clean creatures, but they do require assistance from time to time. Grooming can be done at home or by a professional. You may have spent less time outside with your dog during the winter, which means their nails did not wear down as much as they do in the summer. Keep their nails trimmed to prevent them from splitting and breaking.

Ease into Activity

If you and your pet have been inactive all winter, start slowly. Begin with leashed walks and shorter play sessions and gradually work your way up to full activity. Starting everything at once can result in injuries and sore muscles.

Plants and Flowers for Spring

This time of year, Easter Lilies and other springtime blooms are common. If ingested, this plant and other plants in the lily family are extremely toxic to cats. The first symptoms are vomiting and lethargy, which, if left untreated, can lead to kidney failure and death. Daffodils, another popular spring floral arrangement component, are also toxic to cats.

Spring is a time for new beginnings, so take the time to make this season healthy and happy for you, your family, and your pets by following these spring pet health tips.

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