Dear pet owner,
Spring is here – these are our 5 veterinarian recommendations about prophylactic measures for dogs and cats.
It’s getting warmer, and the nature arouses with all its inhabitants. Of course, you’ll want to spend more time with your dear four-legged companions in the wild, take a walk in forest, or even go on a multiple day long trip.
What to remember in this wonderful time:
- Switch the coat to light jacket. Just like us, our pets want to change the dense winter wool to something lighter. Therefore, make sure acquire the necessary measures timely (combs, shampoos, conditioners) in order to clean up their furs – if you’re not skillful enough yourself, you can always pay a visiit to a specialist who will help you with large breeds with thick fur or freshen up small companions by hairdressing and cleaning them up.
- Spring, time of love. As the bright daytime extends and temperature goes up, also sex activity rises, especially for cats. They start marking territory, vocalize, and, in rarer occasions, even become aggressive. Dogs may refuse to eat, arouse, and run away from home. In severe situations, during this period, we recommend natural calmative remedy. Animal castration during this time is not recommended, especially for those who react to the dawn of Spring excessively – you’ll be better off doing it during more peaceful period.
- “Cultivated” and protected. Let’s not forget that it’s not only the nature that arouses during this time of year – it’s also fleas, ticks, and other ectoparasites. They can bring anything from slight discomfort to some serious health damage to our loved furry friends. For this reason, let’s not wait to recognize them on the furs of our pets, and make all necessary prophilactic actions with special measures created specifically for such things (please do set up a meeting with your veterinarian for this). Deworming must be done not only prior vaccination but every 6 months. Unfortunately, most treatments to fight endoparasites are not long lasting – after some time, invasion is possible again.
- Cleanness and hygiene are the main pillars for good health. Despite the season, let’s be responsible and clean up the place we walk – feces left behind is a possble source of infection for other pets and children.
- Keep up-to-date with vaccinations. Of course, you should vaccine regardless of the season, however, as the temperature increases, so do the viruses. For this reason, let’s double-check if our pet has a valid vaccine. Reminder! The recommended age for vaccines in case of new pets is 2 months, then again when it has reached 3 months of age, then again after a year. From then on, new vaccines should be made according to indications in your pet’s passport.
In case of any further questions, drop us a note here, or consult with your own veterinarian.
With best regards,
Your hmtip.com team