Fingers crossed… the snow we woke up to last Friday morning is going to be the last that we experience until mid December! As much as we all enjoy a white holiday season we also enjoy a green Easter, especially when it is in April.
Spring is a time of year when we are busting at the seams to get outside and start the beautification of our yards and for some of us our own bodies as well as our pets. We tend to hibernate for various reasons indoors while the plant life sleeps under the snow.
As your family doctor would recommend for your personal health, take it slow and steady when ramping up your exercise routine. Maybe even have a visit with your doctor first to get the green light. The same holds true for your pets depending on breed and current weight. If you are unsure or have any questions, give us a call or send an email. We want to help keep your pet safe, happy and healthy!
When cleaning up the yard be aware of the following potential hazards for your pets:
- Piles of leaves, grass and other debris may be harboring ticks, mosquitoes and other parasites.
- read the labels of all fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides so you are aware of the risks before using that particular product.
- many favorite spring time plants are toxic and some can be fatal to our pets. The ASPCA has a complete list of toxic and non toxic plants.
- puddles of sitting water can be a source of leptospirosis.
- ensure that any antifreeze is capped and out of reach.
We will be closed Good Friday and will reopen for the morning only on Saturday, going back to our regular office hours on Easter Monday. Should you require emergency veterinary care during the Easter weekend we recommend Kawartha Veterinary Emergency Clinic, otherwise known as KVEC.