Since springtime is soon approaching, it’s time to think about the ways you can prepare for the season ahead. I know we all dread spring cleaning of our homes, but don’t forget about your pet too! Getting your pet ready for the spring is just as important as spring cleaning. It’s essential that your pet is prepared for the changing of seasons.
Here’s how to prepare your pet for spring:
Brush, brush, brush
This is the time of year when your pet will start to shed its winter coat. The reason your pet starts to shed their fur after winter is because they will need a thinner coat of fur which is designed for warm temperatures. To avoid random furballs around your home, it’s best to brush your pet on a regular basis. You may even want to invest in a brush that is designed for shedding. This is a great tool to help take out your pet’s undercoat of fur that is beginning to shed.
Prevent fleas and ticks
Warm weather also means it’s the beginning of pest season. Fleas, ticks, mosquitos, and flies will start to appear more frequently which means there’s a higher chance for these parasites to attack your pet. It’s important to protect your pet from these creepy critters all year round by giving your pet preventative medication. It’s better to be prepared for the worst-case scenario and the best way to do that is by preventive medication.
See your vet
It’s highly important that your pet visits the vet on a regular basis for their annual check-up. The perfect time to schedule these vet visits is during the springtime. This is a great opportunity to ensure that your pet’s vaccines are up to date and get a general consensus about your pet’s overall health status. This will help to prepare your pet for the warmer months ahead. This is also a perfect time to schedule your pet’s annual teeth cleaning, dental hygiene is also very important.
Update your pet’s info
You should always be making sure that your pet’s tags are up to date, not just during the springtime. It’s important that this information is current so that your pet can be returned home if they wander off. If your pet also has a microchip, it’s important to ensure that this information is also correct.
Wash toys and bedding
Now that the winter season is coming to a close, you may notice a fair collection of dust around your home. This is the perfect opportunity to wash your pet’s favorite toys and bedding. Fabric toys and bedding can easily be washed in the washing machine, but other items such as leashes, collars, and plastic toys should be hand washed with hot water and soap.
How often should you be taking your pet to the vet? Read more here.