Here at Halo—as pet parents ourselves—we know just how important it is to keep your dogs safe and healthy all year round. We’ve put together a list of our top 5 things to be aware of to ensure your dog stays healthy this spring!

  1. Bring Water
    Warmer weather means going on longer walks and spending more time outdoors. This means your dog will be more active so make sure you bring plenty of water to keep them hydrated. 
  2. Keep Bugs Away
    Now is the time to make sure your pet is protected against fleas and ticks. It’s also a good idea to have a year-round heartworm preventive medication. Consult with your vet to create the ideal prevention plan for your fur baby.
  3. Be Cautious When Gardening
    Pesticides and fertilizers are toxic and should be kept in a safe place where your dog can’t access them. Also, many plants like tulips, hyacinths, and irises are poisonous to dogs so make sure to keep them away from your garden.
  4. Beware of Harsh Cleaning Chemicals
    Spring-cleaning is always on top of the to-do list this time of year. While it is the perfect time to do a deep cleaning, we certainly want to keep our pets safe by making sure harsh chemicals are out of paws’ reach. Many household cleaners can irritate a pet’s mouth or skin while others can cause vomiting or diarrhea.
  5. Have Fun
    Don’t forget that having a furry companion means you can enjoy each other’s company by playing fetch, going for runs, or visiting the park more often. Don’t forget to reward your dog by giving them dog treats or feeding them a holistic dog food that can help them be happy and healthy.