Spring is upon us, it’s time for us all to wake up out of hibernation and enjoy the sunshine. The time has come for long walks in the park, yard work, and general spring clean-up. It is also a time to think about some of the hazards that come along with the new season. Below you will find a few tips from the Providence Animal Rescue League (Providence, Rhode Island) to help ensure that your companion animal enjoys a safe spring.
Yard Work: Lawn chemicals can be very toxic. Try to keep your pet off new fertilized lawns for at least 24 hours. Caution should still be used for chemicals labeled “pet friendly.” If your pet does ingest these chemicals, contact your veterinarian ASAP.
Parasites: Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes, oh my! Insects and parasites are also awakened by the new season. Use preventative medications for ticks, fleas, and heartworm as recommended by your veterinarian. Please avoid low-cost alternatives as they may not be effective and may be harmful to pets.
For more Spring Pet Care Tips, please visit the Providence Animal Rescue League web site.
About the Providence Animal Rescue League
Since 1913, The Providence Animal Rescue League (PARL) has been serving Providence and the state of Rhode Island. PARL is dedicated to improving the lives of companion animals within the community.