Summer Kick Off: Fun Summer Pet Activities

The sun is out and your sunscreen is on. It’s time for some fun in the sun with your best four-legged pal. But have you made your summer pet activities bucket list? If not, let Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital help with some fun ideas. 

Water Fun

If your dog likes to splash around, buy a kiddie pool and invite your friends with dogs over for a pool party. Make sure all doggy participants get along, and provide plenty of fresh, cool drinking water.

Or, frequent a river, lake, or otherwise safe body of water. Playing and swimming can be great fun for dogs as well as humans! If you’re boating with your dog, invest in a doggy life jacket.

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When Pet Anxiety Strikes: How to Keep Your Pet Calm This Summer

It’s summer, and images of lounging by the pool, backyard BBQs, and summer celebrations are dancing in our heads. But for many pets, summer may actually be a more stressful time.

Fireworks, thunderstorms, and parties can all potentially turn our pet into a quaking, trembling, and fearful mess. What’s worse, their anxiety can sometimes manifest in behaviors destructive to their environment and even themselves.

While it’s impossible to shield pets from every loud noise or stressful situation, with a little awareness and preparation, it is possible to minimize the effects. Wellesley-Natick Veterinary Hospital shares some steps you can take to alleviate pet anxiety this summer.

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Spring Into Action With Our Spring Pet Safety Reminders!

The air is brimming with the sounds of lawn mowers, building projects, and bees! Without a doubt, spring is a great time to get motivated. Your pet has probably taken notice of the changing seasons and is equally raring to go.

While there are many things to enjoy this time of year, pet owners cannot let their guard down. With our spring pet safety tips in mind, you and your pet can relish the season without illness or injury.

Waking Up

Hopefully, your pet continued to receive their monthly parasite prevention medication throughout the winter. If not, they may quickly become a target for various blood suckers like fleas, ticks and mosquitoes. We recommend having your pet tested for heartworm before getting them back on schedule. That way you can take control before the bugs do.

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