It's Getting Warmer!
As winter fades away and warmer weather approaches,
As winter fades away and warmer weather approaches, it's important to ensure the health and safety of our pets during this time. In this newsletter, we will be discussing some tips on how to take care of your furry friends during the warmer months. We also talk about welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home if you recently added a new furry friend to your family or are planning to.
Fleas and ticks can pose a serious threat to your pet's health, especially during the warmer months. Therefore, it's important to have a flea and tick routine in place year-round, but particularly during this time. Our team recommends using preventative measures such as flea and tick collars, sprays ,or drops to keep your pets safe from these parasites. We recommend Tropiclean Flea & Tick soothing shampoo, Tropiclean home/yard spray, Tropiclean liquid drops or collar, and a good flea comb. Tropiclean is all natural, free from dyes and fragrances, and uses a combination of lemongrass, clove, cinnamon& cedar wood oils to kill and repel fleas, ticks, mosquitos, and any larvae and eggs. We have these Tropiclean products available in our stores.
As the weather gets warmer, it's natural to spend more time outside with your pet. However, it's essential to ensure that your pet stays hydrated during these activities. We recommend supplementing their hydration by adding OpenFarm goats milk to their food, as it not only hydrates them but also provides important probiotics essential for healthy digestive health. We also offer travel water bottles and frozen yogurt treats to keep your pets hydrated and refreshed during these activities.
Many pets suffer from seasonal allergies, which can lead to dry, flaky, and itchy skin. To help alleviate these symptoms, we offer a variety of solutions such as supplement powders, treats, and salmon oil, as well as special shampoos and conditioners in our self-wash area. Additionally, we now offer a pet intolerance test kit that can help you identify any potential food and environmental allergens your pet may have, and it costs a fraction of the price of the ones from a traditional veterinarian. If your pet is suffering ask us about the 5Strands Pet Intolerance Kit.
Welcoming a new puppy or kitten into your home?
This is always and exciting and rewarding experience. While it can be a lot of work, with some planning and preparation, you can make the transition as smooth and stress-free as possible for both you and your new furry friend.
Before bringing your new pet home, it is important to make sure that your home is safe and secure for them. This means ensuring that any potentially hazardous items are out of reach, such as cleaning supplies, medications, and small objects that can be swallowed. Additionally, make sure that your home is properly set up with a comfortable bed, food and water dishes, and plenty of toys for then to play with and chew on!
It is also important to schedule a visit with a veterinarian as soon as possible to ensure that your new pet is healthy and up-to-date on all necessary vaccinations before venturing out into the world. Visiting with a vet is also a great opportunity to ask any questions you may have about training and socialization.
When bringing your new pet home, it is important to establish a routine and stick to it as closely as possible. This includes feeding times, potty breaks, playtime, and training sessions. Consistency is key when it comes to training your new pet, so be patient and persistent as you help them learn the ropes of their new home.
Finally, be sure to give your pet plenty of love and attention. This includes lots of cuddles, playtime, and positive reenforcement as you bond with them and help them feel at home in their new environment. With time and patience, your new pet will become and integral part of your family, bringing joy and companionship for years to come.
Here is a checklist of items we recommend for a new puppy or kitten:
Nutrition All-natural food, natural treats and chews, digestive enzymes or pumpkin supplements, fish oil, water and food bowls
Training treats and aids, a variety of toys, "No Chew" spray, pee pads / litter box and litter for kittens
Collar, leash, adjustable harness to grow into, I.D. tag, waste bags and a dispenser, bed(s)
Shampoo and conditioner, brushes, tooth brush and toothpaste, nail trimmer and styptic powder, urine and waste cleaner spray, waste scooper / litter scoop
We hope these tips help you to keep your pets healthy and happy during the warmer months. As always, our team is here to help you and your pets in any way possible. Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns.
-Bark If You're Dirty Team
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Written by our team of passionate pet-lovers who all believe in having a safe and fun environment where pet parents can wash 'em, feed 'em, spoil 'em and love 'em!