Springtime Safety Tips for Your Pets!

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After a long winter and an extremely rainy spring, it’s finally warming up and I’m betting your pets are as anxious to get out in the sunshine as you are! I know my dog Addy and I are ready to get out to for some much needed exercise! I try to take her for a walk at least once a day and to the dog park a few times a week. Now that the snow is gone, Addy is excited to go outside and run, play fetch and catch up with her friends at the dog park!

Getting ready for our walk:

I encourage you to to take steps to live a healthy lifestyle by getting outdoors and exercising with your dog! Here are a few springtime safety few tips to keep in mind:

  1. If you’re going on a long walk, make sure to take a water bottle with you: dogs pant to cool themselves down so when you notice your dog is panting a lot, stop and give him or her a drink of water.
  2. Pet owner take care—fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides keep our plants and lawns healthy and green, but their ingredients may be dangerous if your pet ingests them. Always store these products in out-of-the-way places and follow label instructions carefully.
  3. Watch for allergies. Allergic reactions in dogs can cause itching, minor sniffling and sneezing, or life-threatening anaphylactic shock to insect bites and stings. If you suspect your pet has a springtime allergy, visit your veterinarian as soon as possible.
  4. Spring is tick season, make sure to check your dog for ticks. Brush your fingers through their fur applying enough pressure to feel any small bumps. Be sure to check between your dog’s toes, behind ears, under armpits and around the tail and head, too. You can also get a flea and tick comb to comb through their fur.

After a long walk and a day of chasing balls, Addy worked up quite an appetite so I wanted to give her a delicious dinner. I picked up Purina Beyond while doing my regular grocery shopping for the week at Fred Meyer. 

During the month of April, shoppers will be able to grab an exclusive digital coupon for $3 off any Purina Beyond dry dog food online here (until 6/29/17). . Another plus for me is that Purina Beyond fits into my budget without sacrificing quality or nutrition!

Addy loves the Purina Beyond Simple Salmon Egg and Pumpkin. I feel good feeding Addy Purina Beyond Dog Food because it’s grain free with real meat, poultry or fish as the #1 ingredient AND the nutrition has been backed by pet nutritionists!  Additional reasons to love Purina Beyond are: no corn, wheat, soy, poultry by-product meal and no added artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. They also make sure to safely source all the ingredients which gives me peace of mind. Addy is an important part of my family and I want to give her the best nutrition so she can chase those balls for a long time!

I love Purina Beyond Salmon Egg and Pumpkin!!

I hope these tips have helped prepare you and your pets for the warmer weather. How will you keep your dog active this Spring?

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  • Addy is adorable!!!

  • Addy is a real cutie! And that’s a very pretty floral leash you’ve got.

  • This time of the year is so bad for fleas, especially where I am in Florida. That Purina Beyond is really good, my dog loves it and she is a picky eater!

    • That’s good to know, Addy is picky too!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    All the dogs are out again in the ‘hood. We’ve got lots of deer ticks that love pups and people 😕

    • We have deer ticks too–I went canoeing once and got one in my hair! Ewwww! Thank God it hadn’t had time to embed.

  • Robin Rue

    We have SO many ticks in our area. When we had a dog we were checking him for them constantly.

    • If you live in a rural area it’s a must!

  • We don’t live in an area that has a lot of ticks, but the fleas are awful. It didn’t get cold enough here to kill any off during the winter this year.

    • Where I am it’s just the opposite! Best to check!

  • Our grass gets treated for all kinds of conditions in early spring so you are right, it is something we really have to watch for.

  • Before I got my dog, I had all these fantasies about walking to the dog park and taking her out with me on weekends. But I have a dog who hates to walk. I’m lucky if I get a couple of blocks out of her a day. I have dog walking jealousy for those whose dogs will actually walk!

  • marciaf

    When we go to the dog park we bring a big jug of water. We’re always surprised that others don’t do it. The other dogs there love us! Taking care of our babies is important year round but spring can bring new problems.

    • There is water at our dog park but they shut if off in the winter and don’t turn it on until June so I have to bring water with me.

  • Norah Salazar

    I walk my beagle almost daily and am thankful for having good weather this spring, Your dog is so cute!

  • Such a cute dog! I have a cat but these are great tips to know for animals that love the outdoors. My husband has a dog that is at his parents since we don’t have a fence when he moved in. Hopefully soon we will.

  • SUCH A CUTIEE!!! I need more pics of the cutie!!

    • Haha you got it!, Check out my Instagram!

  • Victoria

    So cute! I love that lead as well 🙂

    • It matches her collar and both have her name on them!

  • TheNewClassy

    I wish their were a Kroger near me. I would take full advantage of this coupon. Purina is our dogs’ favorite brand of food, and they would love this for sure.

    • Do you have a Fred Meyer store? They are owned by Kroger.

  • Phyrra Nyx

    I always take water bottles and poop bags.

    • They have poop bags at my dog park but we need to bring water until they turn it on in June.

  • Aish Padihari

    I don’t have a dog but its always fun to read about them. Great post.

  • Jeanine

    Great tips for dog owners! We have dogs and this is so important to keep them hydrated during the hot summer months ahead!

  • Nikki Arnold

    I dont have a doggy but yours is so cute!! I always buy my cat some kind of seafood version of his dry food.

    • Purina Beyond has cat food too! I had a sweet calico for a long time and she LOVED seafood!

  • hzajac13

    I don’t have a dog right now, but maybe someday. Your dog is super cute though.

  • Aww! Such a cute doggy! This post totally makes me want to get a puppy! 🙂

  • Christine Cox

    Your reminder about fertilizer is important and needed. My husband just threw some weed and seed stuff out into the yard and it never crossed our minds about it potentially being harmful to our dogs.

    • SO important to keep your pets inside when fertilizing–it’s so easy to forget!

  • Anvita – TheBellyRulesTheMind

    Your furbaby is cute. I don’t have a pet but seems like this is is a great product for them

  • Your dog is so cute! We have a really big Siberian Husky named Sophie.

  • OMGoodness…I’ve had dogs all my life, and had my first tick experience last week. I was petting our dog, and felt something hard under her fur. I looked between the hairs, and something that looked like a skin tag was there. We rushed her to the vet, and it was a tick…our first one ever on a dog. I was scared to death.

    • OMG so glad you found it! I was hiking around a lake and found a tick in my hair–thank goodness it hadn’t buried itself yet!

  • Making sure your pets stay hydrated is so important. I always make sure our dog has plenty of breaks to drink water when we are out.

  • Marceline Dementori

    It’s important that we make sure that our pets are safe especially when it comes to going outdoors. These are great tips! It’s really helpful.

  • Tara Holland

    We love our pets just like family members, so I follow these safety rules for sure!

  • I don’t have pets but I used too. Their safety during the spring and summer is very important but I think its important all year long there are some many ways pets can get hurt or sick.