What does spring safety for pets look like?
Do you know what you need to do to make sure your pets are safe with rising temperatures?
1. First and foremost for spring safety in pets, make sure your pet is current on all vaccines, heart worm and flea and tick prevention. We are seeing more fleas and ticks with the rising population and average temperature increasing in Colorado.
2. Double check your yard for any gaps in the fence, holes under the fence, etc., that she may be able to use to escape.
3. Clean that water bowl and keep it filled with fresh cool water. Be sure to place it in a shady spot on the patio so she can enjoy it while it remains cool. Do not leave your pet outdoors in extreme temperatures. Heat stroke is deadly.
4. Fertilizer is toxic. If you place it on your own lawn, wait 24 hours before letting your dog on it. If your neighbors are using it, it can blow in to your yard, so be aware!
5. Metal lawn edging without the plastic cover is common, and a laceration waiting to happen. Remove it.
6.Give your pet a rub down periodically to check for fleas and ticks. Cases are on the rise and more varieties that can cause serious problems are now found in Colorado. Read more here.
7. Check to make sure you do not have any toxic plants that your pet can ingest. Some of the more common plants that are found in the yard are:
- Aloe Vera
- Baby’s Breath
- Castor Bean
For a more complete list you can visit the ASPCA poison control site here.
This is not a complete list, just a starting point. Just be aware of any hazards that your beloved furry family member might face, and strike preemptively to ensure spring safety for pets.
As always, if you have any questions, you can contact us at or call 303.691.3720.