At this time of year it’s tempting to stay cosied up on the sofa on those dark and day wintery days and nights but exercise is as important to your dog’s health as it is to yours. You have probably been out and about all day while your dog needs you to take them out. It can be dangerous in the darker mornings and evenings at this time of year so follow these tips to keep you both safe and healthy all through winter.

Warmer weather and brighter evenings are finally here! It is just a pleasure to be outside with our pets enjoying the (albeit marginally) warmer weather.  Follow these tips to make sure both you and your pet make the most of the season!

Steer clear of sticks

We all know dogs just love to chew on sticks, but they can often cause choking and injuries in your pet’s mouth and throat. If you’re out for a walk take a chew toy or Frisbee to play fetch with instead, they’re much safer.

Embrace your green fingers

Many dogs like to chew on grass and quite often, your beautiful new plant project…While not intended for pet consumption, it’s good practice to check that anything you’re planting this season is pet friendly and not likely to cause illness if gobbled up by your furry bestie.

Time for that Spring Clean

While giving the house a good going over why not check your cleaning products too? If cleaning products you’re using aren’t pet friendly it’s best to keep them out of reach to avoid accidental ingestion. You know how curious those little guys can be!

Take care of those pesky fleas

Hopefully you already have a flea prevention regime in place throughout the year. This is key in preventing heartworm disease and the discomfort fleas can cause to your pet, not to mention the havoc they can cause in your home. If this isn’t something you have thought of before, this is a good time to begin a regime.