Spring is not just a time for cleaning- luckily! The dawn of this new season also means you and your four legged friends can begin to enjoy more time in the great outdoors. This means that now is a great opportunity to assess if your dog is ‘spring ready’ and to ensure he is in tip-top condition! Let’s take a look at our five top tips!
Five Top Tips from Scientific Nutritional Products to Get your Dog Ready for Spring.
1.) Get Brushing! Hand-in-hand with the Spring weather comes coat shedding. Make sure you have a good brush or a shedding blade to help you get rid of loose hair. Frequent grooming will help avoid matting of your canine’s fur and reduce the risk of skin infections.
2.) Fleas and Ticks: In spring time our dogs delight in rolling around in fresh grass and big, dusty dirt piles! This can increase the risk of fleas and ticks so make sure your dog has been treated for these parasites before he cannot resist temptation to get grubby whilst out walking!
3.) Check your garden: Make sure your garden is ready for your dog to spend more time outside. Check the fences to ensure they do not have holes in them. If you treated your lawn with any chemical fertilizers or weed killers, don’t let your dog outside for the recommended time period as stipulated by the product.
4.) Keep your dog secure: Ensure your dog collar and lead is in good condition to eliminate the risk of your dog breaking away or any accidents whilst walking. You should also make sure your dog wears a name tag with a telephone number on it incase they ever do get lost or stray.
5.) Ensure your Vaccinations are Up-to-date. With your dog spending more time in the great outdoors they will be exposed to more different enviroments, people and other dogs. Keep them safe by ensuring their vaccines are current.
With an increase in exercise your canine may also require a dog supplement to be added to his diet such as the range available from Scientific Nutritional Products such as Canine Joint Right providing Glucosamine for Dogs or Canine Super Coat promoting a healthy coat and condition. Canine Joint Right and Canine Super Coat are available from www.horsesupplementsdirect.co.uk or for more information or to receive one-to-one nutritional advice specific to your dog contact our nutritional specialist Peter Fishpool on FREEPHONE 0800 032 7774 or Tel: 01377 254900