Wondering About Summer Pet Safety? Look No Further!

Summer pet safety is the cornerstone of summer fun with petsThe summer sort of plays tricks on us. During a time that we’re supposed to feel relaxed and happy, we spend an inordinate amount of time worrying about stuff. From traveling away from home to simply walking along the river, it’s imperative to know what’s at stake – especially when pets are involved. They tend to embrace the season with utter abandon! While we could learn a thing or two from them on that front, it’s up to us to protect them with these summer pet safety tips.

Bugs That Ruin a Good Time

Summer is prime bug time. Fleas and ticks can really push pet owners to their limits, and heartworm disease (spread by mosquitoes) is no joke, either.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could have peace of mind this summer that your pet wouldn’t get any parasites? There is! Maintaining your pet’s parasite prevention medication is the best way you can protect your pet from a flea infestation, a bite from a Lyme-carrying tick, or heartworm disease from a pesky mosquito. Continue…

Maintaining Senior Pet Health All Winter Long

Happy senior with her dogsWouldn’t it be nice if we could hunker down between December and April and only get out of bed for the bare necessities? Your senior pet might wholeheartedly agree with this decision. The truth is, winter is rough on everyone, but the key to sustained senior pet health is actually not hibernation – it’s the opposite.

Use It, Don’t Lose It

Keeping your senior pet active, even in the colder months, is crucial to his or her health. While we know motivation can be in short supply this time of year, we encourage you to keep up with a daily exercise routine as much as possible.

Winter Tips for Senior Pet Health

One way to prepare for the coming months is to schedule a senior wellness exam. We can assess your pet’s overall health and make recommendations to keep activity levels up – and weight off. Even a few extra pounds can be a large burden on aching joints.

Cold, damp weather can also increase the frequency and intensity of symptoms associated with arthritis. At Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital, we can help you find medications or treatments to mitigate stiff joints, soreness, and pain.