5 tips for getting your dog ready for spring

Spring is almost here! It’s time to start getting your dogs ready for the change of the season and protect them from the quickly changing forecasts springtime has to offer. Your dog can quickly adapt to different climates, but it’s essential to take additional steps for a more relaxed seasonal transition.

  1. Fight the increased number of fleas, ticks, and other bugs.

For best results, your dog should be on a year-round flea and tick prevention schedule. Ticks can be very dangerous. If you notice them in your dog’s fur, HydroDog can wash your dog with a special shampoo treatment that rids them of the ticks and helps to prevent them from coming back if their coat stays clean. We also suggest follow-up visits to ensure your dog is tick-free and happy!

  1. Visit your Veterinarian

Increased outdoor playtime is coming and although you know your dog, getting a second opinion on your dog’s health is a necessary precaution to take. Your dog’s health should be looked out for in preparation of all of the exciting activities you and your furry friend will do this season.

  1. De-Shedding

If your dog sheds, you can expect it to increase with the seasonal change from winter to spring. Springtime shedding is due to the loss of a dog’s “winter coat.” Be sure to brush them regularly, and if the shedding seems too much for you to handle, HydroDog offers a de-shedding service to get your dog’s extra fur off and ready for spring!

  1. New Toys and Gear for Outdoor Activities

Springtime weather is unpredictable. One hour it’s raining, the next the sun is shining. Make sure if you won’t be home for a while to have the appropriate items to keep your dog cool, such as a portable water bowl.

  1. Enjoy the Outdoor Time with your Dogs

Being able to spend more time outside is exciting! After being cooped up in the house all winter long, your dogs are also looking forward to more outside play time.

Have fun with your dog; make sure they’re getting enough exercise and staying clean from outside play, fleas and ticks, and the random showers this season brings. HydroDog Mobile Dog Grooming can help you keep your dog clean and pampered all year round, and we come to you! Find your local Big Blue Dog here, and we will get your dog looking their best!

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