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Health checks for your dog are important regardless of the season. But, unfortunately, life can sometimes get in the way of checking in with those we love – including our pets.

We want to help with that, and nudge you in the direction of ways you can help your furry family member, with these ‘5 Spring Health Checks for Your Dog’.

5 Spring Health Checks for Your Dog

Here are our suggestions of ways you can help manage your dog’s health, mitigating risks that are more common in spring.

  1. Flea & Tick Prevention

Parasites are always a concern for pet parents, and the warmer months tend to ramp up these concerns when it comes to ticks. Getting you dog on flea and tick medication pre-emptively, is an excellent way to better ensure this does not become a concern. Which is something your local vet can help you with.

 

  1. Consider Heartworm Meds

Heartworm is another going concern when it comes to your dog, and prevention is ideal as heartworm is a serious and potentially fatal disease which can be costly to cure.

 

  1. Get Your Dog’s Vaccinations Up to Date

As discussed on petsmart.ca

The timing and interval between booster vaccinations is critical to ensure your puppy is protected, as their mother’s antibodies can interfere with a vaccination’s ability to mount your puppy’s own immune response. Thus, puppies need a series of vaccinations to allow their immune system to “break through” waning maternal antibody.

 

  1. Help Your Pet Combat Their Seasonal Allergies

We recently wrote about allergic reactions in our blog post ALLERGIC REACTION RELIEF FOR DOGS that you can check out. However, there are a multitude of allergic reactions and seasonal allergies your pet can acquire. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include:

  • Itchiness
  • Hives
  • Swelling of the face, ears, lips, eyelids, or earflaps
  • Red, inflamed skin
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Sneezing
  • Itchy ears
  • Chronic ear infections
  • Itchy, runny eyes
  • Constant licking
  1. Ease Into the Season

We get it; we’re all excited to get out and enjoy nicer weather. After a long winter with a lot of indoor time, your dog is likely ready to run free and roam longer. Just keep in mind that – with the emerging season of spring, there are also poisonous plants to be wary of.

 

Hannaherald.com does and excellent jo in explaining what to look out for…

Every pet owner knows their dog or cat will chew on anything it can sink its teeth into, whether that’s a toy, a shoe, or a ball of yarn. And at some point, your furry friend will inevitably gravitate towards plants and flowers for a bite or two.

Though early bulbs are a welcome sight after a long, dreary winter, some of the varieties that can be harmful to pets include… Daffodils, Hyacinths, Tulips, and Irises, which have different degrees of toxicity, with varying toxic principles and symptoms.

CBD & Allergic Relief for Dogs

Over the years, we have covered a variety of topics when it comes to allergic relief for dogs as well as cats, which is another important aspect when it comes to health checks for your dog.

 

If you’ve ever struggled with seasonal allergies, you know how bad it might get from time to time. All these nasty symptoms like sneezing, coughing, sniffling can be a real nightmare. The only thing you want to do is stay at home because you’re exhausted and tired. Believe it or not but our furry friends are in the same boat with us. Many dogs and cats are suffering from seasonal allergies, and same as us, allergies make your pet very unhappy.

 

Curious to know more? See how CBD for allergies can treat your pet and improve their health here. Or stay connected with us via Facebook, and Instagram for our latest products, services, sales, or promotions.

 

We look forward to celebrating the spring season ahead, and hope that you found these health checks for your dog helpful!