Preparing Your Pets For Spring Weather

Finally, after a long winter in Fayetteville, NC, residents can start to see a warmer light at the end of the tunnel. Spring is quickly approaching. With the inevitable warmer temperatures will come lots of opportunities for dogs to play outside in the sun. Before the warm weather is here to stay for several months, prepare your pets.

Now is a good time to have your dog groomed, especially if they tend to have a lot of fur. Not only will they be cooler outdoors with a thinner coat, but it will be easier to see ticks or fleas that may try to attach themselves to their bodies. You may also want to ensure that the outdoor space they will be running around in most frequently is cleared of tall grass, ant hills, or sizable holes that can cause harm to your pet. Do you have a fenced in yard? Take a few minutes to walk around the perimeter to check for any holes.

Many pet owners are under the impression that in North Carolina, treating their dogs for fleas and ticks only in the hot summer months is sufficient. The truth is that in our state, preventative health for dogs should include year round monthly treatment for heartworms, ticks and fleas. There are several excellent medications available through Cumberland Animal Hospital that can be used to prevent heartworms, fleas and ticks. If your dog is not on preventative medication for these conditions, please call Cumberland Animal Hospital to schedule an appointment to speak to one of our veterinarians about starting treatment as soon as possible.

Believe it or not, our pets can be affected by seasonal allergies too. If you notice that your pet has an increasingly runny nose, is itching a lot more than usual, or is coughing and sneezing, call our veterinarian professionals at Cumberland Animal Hospital and we can tell you how to bring relief to your pet.

Are you looking for a veterinarian that you can trust in Fayetteville, NC or the surrounding areas? Look no further than the team at Cumberland Animal Hospital. Give us a call today at (910) 822-3337.