Get Ready for Spring with Your Pet

Dog holding a spring flower in his mouth

Spring is just around the corner, and for many of us that means taking advantage of the warmer weather and spending more time outdoors with our furry friends. Check out these tips to help your pet live their best life this spring!   

Protect Against Pests 

As we welcome spring weather with our four-legged family members, we also welcome flea and tick season. Make sure you’re prepared to protect your cat or dog against these pests this spring! 

  • Ren’s Pets now carries Advantage II for cats and dogs and K9 Advantix II for dogs, helping to protect your furry companion and saving you a trip to the vet just to pick up the product! K9 Advantix II can NOT be used on and is toxic to cats. If you use K9 Advantix II on your dog, you must keep them separated from your cat for 12 hours after application. 
  • When applied topically to your cat or dog, 100% organic Thrive Diatomaceous Earth acts as a flea and tick repellent to keep your pet happy and comfortable! 
  • If improperly removed, a tick can leave body parts in your pet’s skin and cause inflammation or infection. By twisting with the O’Tom Tick Twister, the tick’s spikes bend into the axis of rotation and the tick is easily removed without traction, decreasing the risk of breaking inside the skin. While the O’Tom Tick Twister offers an at-home solution, if you feel uncomfortable removing the tick by yourself be sure to bring your pet to the veterinarian where it can be removed professionally. 

Get Your Groom On 

As winter turns to spring, some of our pets tend to shed more than usual. Brushing your feline friend or canine companion regularly can help remove loose hairs and keep them feeling comfortable. With short and long hair brushes and combs for both cats and dogs, there are plenty of options available to keep both your pet and your home clean! 

Watch Out for Allergies 

With spring in the air, many of us will start to experience seasonal allergies and unfortunately the same may be true for your four-legged family member. If you notice any symptoms of seasonal allergies in your cat or dog such as itchy, irritated skin, runny eyes, inflammation, sneezing or snoring, consult your veterinarian to determine the most appropriate way to treat them. 

Inspect Your Yard 

After a long, cold winter and possibly spoiling our furry friends with one too many treats, it’s important to get out and play more in the spring. However, before letting your pet out for their first springtime adventure, make sure to give your yard a once-over to make sure there are no potential hazards that have been uncovered now that the snow has melted. 

Stay Dry 

Spring often brings a lot of rain, so make sure your best friend is prepared with a raincoat so you can still enjoy the great outdoors together! Whether you’re looking for a lightweight poncho or a coat with a full body design, there’s something to keep your pet dry. 

In addition to a raincoat, a seat cover can help keep your car protected from muddy paw prints after a fun day outdoors. Not only do they offer protection to your car, but some seat covers also feature cushioning to make your pet’s journey more enjoyable!

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