Paw-lert: 7 Spring Safety Tips you need to know about

It’s Spring!

Your fur babies would have already drenched in excitement to bask under sunlight and jump amidst the hedgerows.

Buzzing bees, yellow garlands, and warm ambient give you and your pet a heavenly feel. Besides, have an eye on the spring risks!

Being a responsible pet owner, beware of the virulent plants and cute bugs in spring. Before you let your furry babies enjoy the pleasant spring days, know about the Spring safety tips.

Here are things for Spring Safety tips you can follow for a better Pet Protection

1) Flowers & Plants

Not all plants and flowers are toxic to them. But some are noxious and pernicious. We all know that many fruits and vegetables ripen in spring, but sadly not all are pet-friendly.

According to the pet poison helpline, some of the highly toxic plants to our pets are,

  • Cyclamen
  • Azalea
  • Daffodils
  • Autumn Crocus
  • Tulips & Hyacinths ( mainly bulbs )
  • Dieffenbachia

These plants can cause digestion problems, breathing issues, and other allergies. But if you’re anthophilous and has pets, you can look at some of the toxic flowers,

  • African Daisy
  • African Violet
  • Alyssum
  • Celosia
  • Bachelors Buttons

Pro tip: For the well-being of other furry friends in your locality, make sure not to plant them in your garden.

2) No fertilizers and weed killers

Many popular mulches available in our market today are highly toxic to our pets. Many weed killers are harmful to both pets and the environment.  If your pets taste them innocently, find it from signs like drooling, vomiting, diarrhea, muscle tremors. It can even cause fatal conditions!

Did you know? You can easily buy the pet-friendly mulches and fertilizers available on e-commerce sites. Choose them wisely for better pet protection.

Pro Tip: Check with local vets if you’re unsure about the plants and fertilizers in your garden. Try planting flowers like Mexican Marigold, which naturally repels insects without harming pets.

3) Floral Decorations

Who doesn’t love decorations? Especially with a bunch of exotic flowers that bloom during spring. 

As a pet parent, you must be aware of your surroundings. Unassimilated leaves, flowers, and other plants can lead to nausea and dehydration. It can also bring allergic reactions if your pet comes in contact unintentionally. As a pawfect parent, you must always know your spring safety measures and checklist them. 

4) Beware of Standing Water

Spring showers are the most beautiful scene one can ever see. It may bring beautiful flowers, rare plants, and a lot of puddles everywhere which can be filled with bacteria and other micro-organisms that can harm your pets.

There would be temperature and humidity swings after a long winter. Have a Pet Monitor to check the ambient temperature before you buzz out.

High-temperature changes may lead your pet to go thirsty and may lead them to reach puddles. This way, they get infections, indigestion, and other health conditions. 

Pro tip: A brilliant way to give your pet spring protection is to carry a portable pet water bottle whenever your pet joins for a walk.

5) Open Windows

Open all your windows after a long freezy wind. But make sure you seal them before you do it. Your pets may leap outside to play. Spring’s breezy air feels good but not for your pet. The dust particles in the air, Li’l bugs, and pollens may be inhaled by your pet and they get chances for lung, ear, and eye infections.

Pro tip: When you take your Li’l baby for a car ride, make sure to close the windows for your pet’s protection. And don’t forget to check your baby is correctly belted in their seat. 

6) Easter Eggs

How can you miss the Easter egg hunt? But are you aware of their dangers for your pet? Be careful before your hide-and-seek Easter eggs play. Chances are your fur babies could assume these plastic eggs to be new toys to roll over and play with. 

Pro tip: Instead of plastic and pet unsafe toys, get your fur friends a Snuffle ball and Snuffle mat. Introduce joyful and pet-friendly toys to keep your fur babies active and happy. 

7) Heat Strokes

Your pet will experience temperature changes during the spring season. They can’t adapt to it all of a sudden after their long winter blue days. Raise in temperature causes heat strokes, and they are uncomfortable, mood spoiling, and harmful. Being a pet parent, have an eye on your pet’s ambient temperature. Be it on the road, under the roof, or anywhere. 

Pro tip: Don’t leave your pet alone inside your car or RV. They may get sudden heat strokes in which they undergo mild to fatal conditions. Instead, monitor those unwelcomed temperature changes with Pet Monitor effortlessly.

 

Go Waggle!

Carrying your fur kids everywhere or leaving them alone at home causes unwanted anxiety and worry. Try connecting with your Li’l paw kid with Waggle’s Pet camera. Watch, talk, toss treats and do more fun things with it. Also, monitor your pet’s ambient temperature changes on time with Waggle’s Pet Monitor. Get a complete Pet Protection with Waggle and fulfill your spring protection mission.

 

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