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Keep Your Dog Happy and Healthy This Spring

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Spring is finally here! No more winter coats and snow boots. It is time to go out and enjoy the beautiful weather.

And whenever we think about going out to enjoy the sun, we can’t forget our furry little friends.

Winter may be over, but you must take some precautions when it comes to the health and happiness your dog.

Here are a few tips to keep your dog healthy and happy this spring:

1. Take Your Dog Out to Play

After the cool breeze of winter, your dog deserves some sun-time as well.

Exercise is very important for your dog. If he does not get his fair share of exercise, your dog might be irritable and bark a lot to get that excess energy out of his system.

When you take your dog out for a walk, keep his favorite toy with you so you can play a round of fetch around the park.

Trust us; your dog will be happier than ever.

2. Protect Your Pet From the Sun

The sun can harm your dog in the same way it can harm you. When leaving the house, make sure you protect him from the harmful rays of the sun. You don’t want him to get sun burnt.

Make sure you keep your dogs in a shaded area and not let them get exposed to the sun for too long.

After exercising and running around in the park, your dog is bound to get thirsty. Make sure you keep your dog’s water bowl and a bottle with you whenever out go out so your dog won’t get dehydrated.

3. Watch Out for Fleas

The beginning of spring brings another thing in your backyard beside the sun: fleas. Your dog is at a higher risk of getting infected with fleas during the spring season.

Your dog can get fleas or ticks from other dogs, while they are on a walk. Make sure you buy flea sprays and take preventive measures.

4. Protect Your Dog From Allergies

Your pet can get an allergic reaction from anything. These reactions can cause skin irritation, sneezing, or itching, which will be very uncomfortable for your dog.

Also, keep an eye on your dog so he does not drink from an unsanitary water source. That can also cause your dog to get sick.

Your dog must stay away from poisonous plants as well, like Easter Lily.

You should always be up to date on all the vaccines and vet visits, so if your dog does catch an allergy or gets bit by an insect, it could be treated immediately.

5. Watch Out for Fertilizers

Before buying any pesticides or insecticides for your backyard, make sure you read the label to see if they are pet-friendly.

Pesticide poisoning can be very harmful for your dog.

Remember guys, the health of your dog should be put above everything else. You don’t want your furry best friend to suffer! How about hiring a dog walking service to get him his daily dose of exercise? Fancy Paws will keep your dog safe and healthy.

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