Spring time brings us the opportunity to spend more time outside with our four-legged friends, enjoying the countryside and indulging in additional early evening walks with the extra daylight hours. So, with this extra time on our hands and with the addition of some sunshine - at least some of the time! - in our latest blog, Scientific Nutritional Products takes a look at ensuring your dog is ‘spring ready’, and the things dog owners can do to support their canine friends during the new season.
Hand-in-hand with the warmer spring weather, on the occasions it is here, comes coat shedding, so springtime is a great opportunity to give your dog a good groom. Invest in a good brush and if your dog has a thick, long coat a shedding blade to help you get rid of loose hair. Brushing your dog regularly and bathing with a dog specific shampoo, which is sensitive to their skin pH, can stop this becoming a mammoth task!
With the increase in time spent in the garden and enjoying the countryside, as opposed to the pavement style walks in winter time, comes the need to be on the look out for 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 parasites so keep up regular treatment with good quality products as your dog will not be able to resist temptation to get grubby whilst out walking!
Make sure your garden is ready for your dog to spend more time outside. Check the fences to ensure they do not have any gaps or broken panels that your dog may be able to get through. If you plan to treat your lawn with any chemical fertilisers or weed killers, remember to keep your dog away from the garden for the recommended time period, as stipulated by the product.
With an increase in exercise your canine may also require Canine Joint supplement to be added to his diet such as the range available from Scientific Nutritional Products.
Canine Joint Right provides a comprehensive supplement which includes Glucosamine for Dogs, Chondroitin, MSM, Hyaluronic Acid and Omega 3 offering your dog the ultimate joint health package. This supplement can help to support joint cartilage, soothe and ease aching joints and the unique addition of MSM helps to build cartilage, ligaments, tendons and synovial fluid. Blended with Brewer's Yeast which is rich in B vitamins Canine Joint Right can boost general health, this very palatable Glucosamine for Dogs Supplement can easily be mixed with feed. Achieving "whole dog health" is what every loving dog owner aims for and keeping their canine comfortable, supple and mobile allows them to enjoy life from their puppy years into their old age!
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. Visit the website or our Facebook page to keep up with our informative, weekly blog looking at a range of equine and canine issues. We love sharing our expertise - to see a range of horsey articles videos and reviews concerning lots of other equestrian and countryside matters, visit Horse and Countryside Online.