Spring has sprung
After a long and cold winter, we are happy that spring is here at last. The warmer weather and longer days bring with them concerns for your pets.
- Ensure that your pet's vaccinations are up to date. Cats are more likely to roam outdoors and increase their territories. This makes them more likely to fight and be exposed to viruses that we can protect them from such as Feline Leukaemia. Male dogs are likely to run off after the scent of bitches in season and this too exposes them to more viruses as they come into contact with other dogs. Spring time also means more puppies and those early vaccinations are vital.
- It is also good time to have your pet identichipped.
- Ensure that your cats are neutered from 5-6 months to prevent unwanted pregnancies and fighting.
- Reassess your flea and worm control as the warmer weather means more flea pupae hatching and more problems with fleas and worms!
- Daffodils in the house in a jar of water may look pretty but be aware that indoor cats that may drink the water or eat the flowers can end up very ill. The same goes for lilies in the home.
- On a more positive note; at Brannock Veterinary Clinic, we advise that all pets that have over-indulged over the winter are taken out for longer walks in the kinder weather to work off their fat rolls!
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