Spring Pet Care Tips

Many of our furry friends love this time of year. After a long winter of being cooped up indoors, Fido gets to run and play outside, while Fluffy will be more than happy to enjoy some extra time in her favorite sunbeams. However, spring can be a bit messy. In this article, a Bucks County, PA vet offers some spring cleaning tips for pet owners. 




It’s probably safe to say that many of you will be finding pet fur all over, well, everything over the next few weeks. Brushing your pet daily is the best way to get ahead of that seasonal fur explosion. Wear an apron, and, if you can, take your furry pal outdoors for their beauty sessions. It’s also a good idea to vacuum daily, at least over the next few weeks. Remember to change your air filters as well.


Pawsitive Thoughts 


Our canine pals leave pawprints on our hearts. They also leave pawprints on our floors! Put a thick mat outside the door Fido uses. You may also want to teach your pooch that he gets a yummy treat for letting you wipe his feet off before he comes in. 


Deep Clean 


Spring is a time to roll up the sleeves and tackle some deep cleaning. Wash your fuzzy friend’s toys, bedding, and, if applicable, clothing. Many things are machine washable, though you’ll need to determine if that plush toy is even worth saving. Rubber dish gloves, damp sponges, and squeegees work great for de-furring your furniture. 


Wellness Care 


It’s much easier to protect your four-legged buddy from fleas, ticks, heartworms than it is to try and battle an infestation! Vaccinations are also important, as your pet is more likely to encounter wild or stray animals in warm weather. Keep up with wellness care! 




Many of those early-blooming plants, such as tulips and daffodils, are toxic to pets. Lilies, which are quite popular for Easter bouquets, are absolutely deadly to cats, even in tiny doses. Plus, many flowers and plants that would normally be safe can become toxic when treated with chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Err on the side of caution, and make sure your furry friend can’t access anything that could be dangerous. You can find more info on the ASPCA site here.


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