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Ways to Stay Safe with Your Pets During Springtime

With spring just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how to keep your pets safe.

Springtime is a beautiful season—and it can be a dangerous one for our beloved animal companions if we’re not careful. Here are some tips to make sure you’re doing everything you can to keep your pet safe this spring:

– Check for ticks daily.

– If you and your dog like to play fetch, make sure you keep an eye out for signs of bloat. This is especially important if you notice your pup drinking an unusual amount of water or eating grass.

– Keep all Easter treats away from pets. Chocolate and other candy are highly toxic to animals, and sugary treats can lead to dental health problems that require expensive and painful surgery.

– Get your cats declawed by a veterinarian before they have a chance to get outside. They won’t be able to climb trees and escape angry birds protecting their nests, so it’s better for everyone involved!

– Make sure their tags are up-to-date and securely attached to their collars at all times.

– Don’t let them wander outdoors without supervision, even if they’re wearing a collar.

– Watch out for antifreeze on the ground—it’s toxic to animals if ingested.

– Beware of wild animals that may be waking up from hibernation or looking for food or territories.

– If you head to the beach with your buddy, check the temperature of the sand before letting them down to play in it—the sand can get really hot and burn their paws!

– Check your yard for any poisonous plants that may have sprouted up over the winter.

So there you have it folks, a quick and easy rundown on how to keep your pets safe this spring. Now all you have to worry about is the actual activities: rolling in mud, chasing the cat, and of course biting off more than you can chew. Happy Spring!

Mary J. Payne
Mary has over 10 years of experience as a journalist. She loves to travel and write about her experiences, but she also covers topics such as education, career advice and finances.