Warmer weather and longer days, all lead us to only one thought – spring is here! So, what can you do for your furry friends to make sure they will not catch the spring fatigue? Having a happy pet means having a healthy pet too. So, get your inspiration from today’s article. Read on for some catchy ideas!
Your pets are most likely as excited as you are when it comes to spending time outdoors. But, keep in mind these tips before spring conditions affect the overall health of your pet. Here’s how you can have a happy pet this spring!
We all want to spend as much time outdoors as possible when spring comes. But do you know what most people do in the first few sunny days? They tend to overdo it! Don’t try to make up for the winter months in just one single day, because you’ll most likely end up exhausting yourself and your pet too.
Get your dog for a walk or just play some Fetch. This way you’ll both exercise and you’ll spend time outdoors. However, don’t forget about point number one – don’t do more than you both can. Remember – both you and your pet friend are recovering after some months of inactivity. You might have some extra pounds to lose, but you need to do it gradually, and so does your dog. What’s more, never ignore his age, the older dogs will need more time to adapt both to weather and exercise.
Although these tips might sound cut-and-dry at first sight, you would be surprised to find out how many owners forget about most of these tricks over the years. Try them and get a happy pet almost instantly.
Spring is a perfect time to groom your pets. Hint: Warmer temperatures also mean less fur needed. So, don’t let shedding take you by surprise. Stay one step ahead and prepare your furry friends for the warmer season. You can groom your pets at home using organic grooming products, or you can simply take them to their favorite saloon.
If it’s spring, you’ll most likely take your dog to the dog park. Meeting other dogs also mean a higher probability of catching a disease. As a result, now it would be a smart idea to check your pet’s vaccines. Are they up to date? If not, schedule an appointment with your vet as soon as possible.
Yes, your pooch can have allergies to certain plants or pollens too. So make sure to keep an eye on their overall health during these next months. If you notice something fishy, then it probably is. The secret to having a happy pet – look out for their seasonal issues.
All in all, the spring season comes both with reasons to be happy, but as well with responsibilities. Keep your buddy safe from seasonal threats (remember flea and tick prevention) and help him adapt to higher temperatures. By all means, avoid leaving him in the car, especially on warmer days and exercise moderately. Make your dog happy and he will love you eternally!
"The dog who meets with a good master is the happier of the two." -Maeterlinck
As incredible as this might sound, going to the vet can become just a routine, even for your naughty pets too. How is this possible? Well, there are some tricks you could use to prepare your next pet vet visit. Even your over-excited dog can stand still during the consultation. Here’s how…
According to pet experts, if you set up a prior relaxation routine for your dog, then your next trip to the vet will look a lot different from the rest. A fact is certain – you cannot ignore the importance of regular pet vet visits. Either that we talk about annual vaccinations or periodic health check-ups, your pet needs to enjoy this activity and not see it as a punishment.
But how can we make sure our dog won’t develop anxiety in relation to the next vet appointments? Of course, the first visit can have a huge impact! However, if things haven’t been so bright up to this point, don’t lose hope! We have prepared for you a checklist that will guarantee a change for the better!
If you’re one of those 7/10 owners who have pets that simply hate going to the vet, then these tips will surely give you a helping hand. If your pet is not accustomed to your vet, then they will perceive him as a stranger who wants to touch them or get them out of their comfort zone. Indeed, not something any pet can easily accept... But, there are things you could do to ease their anxiety.
One of the easiest ways to make sure your dog will be less hyperactive when visiting your vet is to exercise him before the appointment. Thus, your little friend will become more patient.
After exercising your dog, you can now pamper him with a nice bath and a massage. By doing this, you’ll get him to be calm, relaxed and submissive. Consequently, you ensure that the visit to the pet’s doc will be less hectic.
Don’t hurry because you’ll most likely cause excitement. And the last thing you want is your dog to feel the fuss before going to the vet. Plan this trip in advance and get your pet in the right state of mind before stepping out of the house.
If you’ve already tried some of the above tips, then we have some food for thought for you! All these habits will only help you work things out when you can only see a lost battle.
Don’t forget about giving their favorite treats when they behave well. This is called positive reinforcement. For instance, if the vet managed to take a blood sample or look at their paws or ears without a hassle, then don’t ignore this moment. Give rewards (only if the vet agrees) and use an appropriate pitch of voice!
Another trick you can use is to bring their favorite toy with you at the vet. This will keep their minds occupied and make the visit less scary.
Otherwise said, when at home, try to do what the vet usually does – a head-to-tail check-up. For instance, look at his paws, his tummy or his ears. Thus, your pet will get accustomed to being touched… Convert this into a game and it will be perceived as a fun activity too.
To sum it all up, as you can see there are some things that can convert your ordinary pet vet visit into an enjoyable moment. Keep your spirits up, be positive and everything will go according to plan. You’re the pack leader so never lose grip on things! Not even when you have a vet appointment. Good luck and fingers crossed!