Spruce Up Your Pets

As the weather turns warmer and drier, we spend more time outdoors with our pets. Pet Expert, Cheryl Hansen, shared ideas to help make this seasonal transition a better one for both pets and the family:

FLEA CONTROL
The warm weather menace.  Fleas.  A single pair of fleas can produce enough off spring to infest your  home for 2 years!!!!
 *Checking for pests, treating the house, bedding, toys, grounds
 Natural solution—Diatomaceous earth, remains of hard shelled algae
 *Chemical vs. natural solutions--dispensing kits for traditional treatment, 
 care2.com/greenliving/5-solutions-for-natural-flea-control.html  for natural treatment including rosemary dip, lavendar essential oil, brewers’ yeast, apple cider vinegar, lemon spray

OUTDOOR SPACES
Beware of pesticides, fertilizers, baits
Be aware of plants that are poisonous to pets
Spruce up the dog house, outdoor dog area or kennel.

GROOMING/VET CHECK
Good time of year for a full professional grooming.  Manages shedding and skin related issues.
Vet check to be sure pet is healthy, shots are current, bordatella/giardia

ID UPDATE
Be sure that pet id is current.  Lots of new options for ID.  GPS for dogs, QR code on tags. 
Registrations are correct for microchips.  Review with chip company.
 
 

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