|Grooming – now, we wouldn’t be much of a Dog Grooming Products company if we didn’t take this opportunity to point out that Spring requires more grooming. This is the time of year when many dogs will shed as they get rid of their winter coat for a thinner coat. The best thing you can do is to brush your dog regularly. The warmer weather also means more playtime outside which brings more dirt – luckily the warmer weather also makes drying your dog after their bath easier. Check out our range of delightful shampoos and conditions here.|
Fleas and Ticks – unfortunately, the warmer weather of Spring doesn’t mean more playtime for just us and our pets, fleas and ticks also love this time of year. Now is the time to step up any preventative treatments and also take the time to regularly check over your pet for any signs of these parasites. The first sign that your pet might have fleas is excessive scratching, biting or licking at the skin. The best places to look for fleas are around their stomach, lower back and base of the tail. If you suspect your pet has a tick, please contact your vet immediately.
Other Challenges – now is also the time when nature springs into action. People will start spending more time tending to their gardens which means you should be aware of a higher use of pesticides and other chemicals (e.g. slug bait). Snakes become more active with the warmer weather as well. To reduce the risk of a snake bite, keep the grass short in your backyard and remove any debris which could provide a habitat for a snake and avoid areas with long grass when out and about. If you suspect your pet has been poisoned or bitten by a snake, seek veterinarian treatment immediately. Finally, like us, our pets can suffer from seasonal allergies. Keep an eye out for sneezing, watery eyes, and skin irritations or redness and talk to your vet about possible treatments. For mild skin irritations, consider our Dermal Spray.