April showers bring May flowers!

posted: by: Eastmoor Animal Clinic Tags: "Clinic Specials" "News" 

The air smells of rain and the flowers are blooming! Hear ye, hear ye SPRING has SPRUNG! And with Spring comes bugs, lawn treatments and severe weather. It's always a good idea to have your plans in place if severe weather strikes, so don't forget to include your fur kids in your plans. They too need shelter from storms. Preparing your pet for severe weather is a good idea. Taking them into your safe spot BEFORE weather hits can lessen their anxiety. Make sure to have the essentials for your pet in your safe zone along with yours. These include bottled water, collapsible water bowls and kitty litter for cats. You can ration out some dry kibble in an air tight container to keep inside where it's readily available to grab on the way out to your storm shelter. Poop baggies might be an additional item to have as well. Having your pets microchipped is always a good idea, and it can be an additional identification if collars or harnesses are lost during the storm. We love to reunite pets with their families!

 

During Spring we also start to see fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. Having your pets on a monthly flea and tick prevention as well as heartworm prevention is ideal. Ticks can carry diseases such as, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever and Ehrlichia which can cause hemolytic issues in our pets. If your pet shows any signs of lethargy, inappetence, fever, bruising of the skin or joint pain, get them to your Veterinarian right away. There are many preventions to choose from and we can help you decide which one is best for your pet.

Some heartworm preventions even include flea prevention. Having your pet on a monthly heartworm prevention not only protects them from heartworm disease, which causes significant damage to the heart and lungs, but it also saves you from having to pay a hefty bill if you have to treat heartworm disease in your pet. Heartworm treatment is not only expensive but it's also very painful for your pet. Prevention is KEY!



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