Did you know that spring officially starts on March 20th? That might sound a little far off right now, but it will be here before you know it.
In the midst of all the spring cleaning and vacation planning, it can be easy for us to forget that our pets need to be prepped for the new season, too. Here are a few simple things you can do to make sure your dog is ready for spring this year.
1. SCHEDULE A VET EXAM.
When the seasons change, it is a good idea to take your dog in for a vet exam just to make sure everything checks out.
This is especially important when the weather warms up in the spring, as you will want to make sure your dog is updated on their shots as well as their flea and tick preventative treatment. It is also the perfect time to make sure your pet’s records and tags are updated with the correct contact information.
Ready to schedule your pet’s vet exam and pick up some Puddles Barkery treats https://www.puddlesbarkery.com/ while you’re at it? Here are a couple of vet offices we recommend:
2. BOOK A GROOMING APPOINTMENT.
When it starts getting warmer outside, most dogs start shedding their winter coats. If you want to avoid having your entire home covered in pet hair (or at least try to cut down on it a little bit), schedule a grooming appointment and let the professionals take care of that shedding coat.
If you are local to the Seattle area, here are a few great businesses that offer top-notch grooming services:
Whidbey Natural Pet also has self-serve dog washing stations! Just bring your dog and they will provide everything else you need.
P.S. Make sure to grab a few Puddles Barkery treats for your pet if you visit any of the businesses we mentioned and tell them we say hello!
3. TOSS OUT OLD TOYS AND TREATS.
While you are doing your own spring cleaning in your home this year, go ahead and do a little cleaning out for your pup as well. That means tossing out any toys that are beyond saving and donating any gently used toys that your pet does not play with anymore to a local animal shelter.
It also means taking an inventory of your pet’s treats and getting rid of anything that is stale or out of date.
Of course, after you cull your dog’s treat stash, you will need to add in a few replacements. We suggest stocking up on treats from Puddles Barkery! Our treats are extremely tasty, and they’re completely natural and preservative-free, so you can rest assured knowing they’re good for your pet’s health.
*Editor's Note: Good Dog only offers bathing in conjunction with a daycare or boarding visit.