4 Springtime Tips for Pet Cats and Dogs

With the weather getting warmer, your pet pooch will be eager to start exploring and get outside. On the other hand, being cautious of other curious dogs and cats as well as buzzing insects can help protect your pet’s nose from getting a bee sting.

For the Birds

Often, you know spring is here when you hear the gorgeous trills of songbirds that return. Throughout nearby parks and neighbourhoods hatching eggs will occur as well. This is why your pet cat or dog could be posing a serious threat. If you allow your pet cat outside, make sure that your cat does not make a meal out of the local feathered friends.

Keep the Birds Safe from your Cat

There are a few things you can do to keep the neighbourhood birds from being brought to your doorstep by your pet cat. The first thing you can do is fasten bells on the collar of your cat. The noise will be a warning to any bird before the worst case scenario occurs. Your cat should be well-fed as well. This will suppress her hunting urges. Prime bird flocking times in the park are around sunrise and sunset. Make sure your cat is indoors at these times to avoid frenzied feeding. It is not a good idea to put bird feeders near the ground. Rather elevate these. Even if you have a cat that loves climbing an elevated bird feeder will take more effort while giving the birds time to get away fast.

May Flowers from April Showers

Aside from green, lush grass, you’ve heard the saying April Showers bring May flowers. Do not be alarmed if now and again your pet munches on some grass as this is normal for the most part. For one reason or another, from time to time many dogs do nibble on grass. If you notice that your pet pooch seems to be munching on large grass quantities, you might want to take him to the vet for a check-up. The reason or this is that grass eating can be a sign of an upset tummy. Grass is a natural remedy dogs instinctively chew on for stomach conditions.

Stung By a Bee

On the other hand, in the event your pet does get stung by a bee, you might want to describe the symptoms to your vet immediately. Just like their owners, the allergic reactions of animals do vary. As soon as you notice a bee sting on your pet, you can avoid complications further by acting fast. 

Steven Perissinotto is a passionate pet lover and a pet health professional. Since establishing Vet Shop Online with his veterinary surgeon brother in 1999, Steven has helped establish the business in to one of the world's leading online retailer of frontline plus cats.

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