Spring Safety Tips 2017-08-07T14:29:12+00:00

Spring is in the air! Pets, like people, enjoy the warming temperatures and spend more and more time outdoors.
Here are helpful tips to keep pets safe this spring!

SECURE ALL GATES AND DOORS

Kids and guests going in and out of the house and yard can provide easy access for a pet to escape.

HAVE A LEGIBLE COLLAR TAG

A collar tag helps Good Samaritans recognize a wandering dog or cat as a pet instead of an unknown stray and be more likely to stop and help it back home.

BEWARE OF FERTILIZER

Keep pets off grass with fertilizer, pesticides or herbicides. Not only can these chemicals be toxic if ingested, they can also irritate pets skin and paws.

WATCH THEIR NOSES

Keep an eye on curious noses in the freshly planted garden. Compost can be especially dangerous if ingested.

MICROCHIPS AND ENROLLMENT

Make sure pets are microchipped and enrolled in a recovery database, like AKC Reunite, with up-to-date information. Now is a great time to encourage pet owners to make sure their pet’s microchip information is up-to-date. Contact AKC Reunite at 800-252-7894 or they can update their records using our Online Record System.