Keeping Your Dogs and Cats Healthy This Springtime

The warmer temperatures and new growth of spring is a welcome time for all of us – time to emerge from hibernation, whether figuratively or literally, and enjoy the season to its fullest.

Unfortunately, it’s also a time when your pet is at risk of ill health because of the sheer number of fleas, ticks, and other little visitors that appear. So how can you protect them this spring, and prevent any health-related issues?

Groom, groom, groom

Dogs and cats shed much more in the springtime, so help nature along by gently grooming them on a regular basis. It’ll boost their circulation, encourage the shedding process and help to prevent fur balls.

Treat for fleas and ticks

It’s easy for dogs and cats to become infested with fleas in the warmer weather, so treat them regularly for fleas and ticks – treatments are easy to administer, and they protect your pet from unwanted visitors.

Worm your pet

Hookworms, tapeworms and roundworms are all prevalent in the springtime, so you need to worm your pet regularly. Talk to your vet about the most suitable treatment, as different types of worm may need to be treated differently.

It’s easy to miss the signs of potential ill health in your pet in the spring, as the main culprits are either minute in size or ingested before you realise it’s happened. So, keep a watchful eye when you’re outdoors and you’ll be able to act quickly to stop any serious illnesses developing.