Spring has arrived in the Triangle! We are enjoying beautiful spring days, with plenty of sunshine, warm weather, and, of course, our infamous pollen. At Paws in the City, we want everyone to be out and about as much as possible, but to remember that allergies can affect pets as much as they do their owners! Pets can also react to the ingredients used in gardening and weeding, as well as to products used for spring cleaning.
Take a minute to follow these three guidelines from Paws in the City in Cary so pets and owners can enjoy the upcoming spring days:
- Allergic reactions: Yes, pets can be allergic to pollen, just like their owners. When pets are allergic to pollen, dust, or other irritants, it will usually show up in their skin. They may develop dry, itchy skin; in addition to the sneezing and sniffling that are so common in their humans. Use a non-allergic shampoo to wash irritants away and be sure you maintain a pet’s immune system with a healthy diet.
- Outdoor encounters: Spring is a great time to get outside and do some gardening. Many people use pesticides and fertilizers that can be extremely dangerous to curious pets that might ingest them. Even the most natural parts of gardening can harm pets. Plants such as rhododendron and azaleas are toxic to pets. These and other spring plants can actually be fatal if they are ingested. Keep an eye on chemicals and know which plants the pets should avoid this season and throughout the year.
- Spring cleaning exposure. There is no better time to clean out the house than the warm days of spring, but the cleaning solutions used on sinks, floors, and cabinets can harm the pets in the house. Solutions that are free of seemingly harmful chemicals, are still not good for pets to accidentally consume. Keep all cleaning materials out of the reach of both pets and children.
The warm days of spring are perfect for taking pets outside, getting more exercise, and enjoying the fresh air. With the proper precautions, pets and their owners alike can enjoy the budding flowers, clean houses, and new gardens of spring.
Paws in the City in Cary is known for having a wide selection of holistic and natural food, as well as a selection of supplements, treats, and other items. All are made with healthy pets in mind. Stop by and see us soon! We are open seven days a week and are conveniently located in the Tryon Village shopping center.
This blog post about pet care and nutrition is brought to you by Paws in the City, located in Tryon Village, Cary, North Carolina. We are your locally owned small business that offers holistic and natural foods and treats for your cat and dog. Sign up for our Loyalty/ Rewards Program and feel free to contact us at any time.
1105 Tryon Village Drive
Cary NC, 27518
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