Animals Love the Great Outdoors, and Your Pets Are No Exception. Take Them on a Cumming Nature Trail This Spring.
Have you been thinking of ways to make your pets happy? Take them on a walk through a nature trail. The scents and sights will delight, and you will get a bit of fresh air and exercise to boot. At Tri-County Animal Hospital we encourage everyone to get out and about with their pets. In fact, Dr. Ashleigh Wallace Huggins, Dr. Lori Wyatt DaCosta, and Dr. Rebecca Teal all take their pets on the area's best trails often. However, there are certain safety precautions to take beforehand.
How to Stay Safe with Your Pets in the Wild
- Make sure that they have their flea and tick preventatives before they go. These may include a repellant spray for dogs, a shampoo, a prescription for long term prevention or a mixture of treatments. Deer ticks can cause a variety of ailments for both you and your pet, so be safe and employ the use of a preventative.
- Avoid going off the trail to stay safe from animals and further tick exposure. There may be bears, snakes, skunks, and who knows what else in the brush in addition to ticks. It's best to keep to the paths.
- Make sure your pets are vaccinated and have heartworm preventatives. Heartworms come from exposure to mosquito bites. Be sure to keep your pets safe by bringing them to a veterinarian often for preventative care.
- Stay hydrated. Bring your pets a water bottle and bowl as well as yourself. You should both keep hydrated all day long.
Contact Us for an Appointment for Your Pet Soon
Call Tri-County Animal Hospital at 770-887-4530 to schedule a vaccination, flea prevention, and overall checkup for your pets with the area's top animal hospital. We serve Cumming with the best in animal care and look forward to meeting you and your pet.