Now that spring is here, you’re likely looking forward to spending more time outside. With the sun shining, you might go for a run with your dog, or you and your cat might hang out on the porch or deck. At Loveland Veterinary Clinic, we want to make sure that your furry friend is healthy and happy all year long, and there are some things to think about during the springtime in Colorado.

If your pet isn’t feeling well, or they’re due for an annual examination, then schedule an appointment with our clinic today. As your veterinarian, we’re here to take care of your animal friends!

Tick and Flea Prevention

As you head into the mountains or woods this spring with your dog, it’s important to be aware of hazards that could harm both you and your canine. Ticks will become more active as the weather warms up, and you’ll want to be sure that your dog is protected. The Rocky Mountain wood tick is most active during the spring months, and with a collar, topical treatment, or internal medicine, you can safeguard your dog against possible infection.

Other dogs will also be out and about during the springtime, and you can never be sure about how other owners care for their pets. You don’t want your dog bringing home fleas after a day at the dog park, and with the proper prevention, you can protect your pet against an infestation. Contact our clinic today to learn more about our flea and tick treatments.

Collars and Microchips

You may not be venturing further than the backyard this spring, but your pet may still be right alongside you. Perhaps you’re planning on replacing that old gate or fence around your property. If so, keep in mind that the risk of your pet escaping the yard can increase while you’re building a new barrier. You may also leave doors and windows open to keep the house cool as the temperatures rise, which can be an invitation for your pet to bolt.

Make sure that your pet has a collar on at all times, so that if they get lost, they can be returned home safely. It’s also a good idea to have a microchip implanted so that if they lose their collar or their tags fall off, they can be identified as your pet. You’ll want to be sure that your address, phone number, and other important information is updated in the database.

Visit Us Today

If you have any concerns about your pet’s health this spring, or they need flea and tick treatment, then make an appointment with our vet clinic today. As your veterinarian in Loveland, we’re dedicated to ensuring that your pet is protected from any hazard that they may encounter. If you find ticks or fleas on them, or they do come home injured, then please don’t hesitate to visit us right away. We’re open Monday through Saturday, and if something occurs after hours, there are multiple emergency vet services in the area that can help you.

We look forward to helping you and your pet this spring!