Spring has officially sprung! Spring is a beautiful and exciting season where you can look forward to spending time with your pet, especially outdoors. With each season that changes, it’s crucial to look out for specific hazards. Our main priority is to keep your pets healthy for decades to come. Our experienced veterinarians have the right skills, technology, and treatment plans to take care of your pets. As pet parents, you also have the power to keep harm away from your pets. At-home care, in combination with regularly scheduled appointments, will keep your pet in top shape. Here are some spring safety tips.
Look Out for Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases
Ticks are dangerous. They can spread numerous diseases that can affect both pets and pet owners. A common misconception is that parasites only appear during warmer seasons. However, they can affect pets regardless of the season. Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and anaplasmosis are tick-borne diseases that affect pets the most in Maryland. The best way to keep tick-related harm away from your pet is to ask us about preventative treatment. We have experience in parasite prevention and control for both dogs and cats. To learn more, click here.
Focus on the Types of Fertilizers That You Use
With spring being such a beautiful season, it motivates homeowners to cultivate their gardens. If you use fertilizer, you should indeed attempt to find one that won’t be as harmful to your pet. Even if the potentially toxic substances found in a wide variety of fertilizers don’t poison your pet, they can still cause gastrointestinal or pancreatic issues in pets. Look out for mulch or fertilizers that have iron and nitrogen in them as well as pesticides, fungicides, or herbicides?
Look Out for Heartworm Disease This Spring
Mosquitoes, which appear during the warmer seasons, transit heartworm disease. It is a disease that can affect the heart and lungs as well as the liver, kidneys, eyes, and the central nervous system. Without treatment, the worst-case scenario can happen. Fortunately, we have effective preventative measures in place that will take care of heartworm disease.
MCAH’s mission is to keep your pets healthy each season for years to come! If you’ve yet to schedule an appointment with us, then contact us today. If you’re on the fence about our services, then check our Google reviews and allow us to offer you a complimentary tour.
Here at Mount Carmel Animal Hospital, We’ll Treat Your Pets Like Family!
Mount Carmel Animal Hospital has been serving the Northern Baltimore/Southern York community for over 30 years and is proud to be an independently operated, small animal practice committed to excellence in veterinary medicine and client service. From grooming to wellness services, along with Canine Life Skills Training Courses, and surgical procedures, we have the expertise that will best serve the needs of you and your pet. Contact us at 410-343-0200 and follow us on Facebook!