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Steer Clear of Potential Dangers When Out With Your Furry Friend: A Guide to Safe Dog Walking

Make the most of Take a Walk in the Park Day on March 30 by spending quality time with your furry companion! To ensure their safety and yours, it’s essential to be aware of possible dangers lurking around. Be sure to watch out for these items when walking your pet.

#1: Traffic

While out and about, remain vigilant when it comes to oncoming traffic – cars, bicycles, or pedestrians. Keeping your pet close by will help prevent any unforeseen incidents from occurring. Even if you have a retractable leash or a long lead attached to your furry one’s collar; should they spot something interesting like a squirrel running away at the edge of the road that triggers their chasing instinct, this might result in them startling those around them as well as potential injuries inflicted due to tripping over the leash itself!

#2: Other dogs

When meeting other dogs, all possible precautions should be taken; this is especially true when your dog or the approaching pet is reactive and manage to free themselves from their collars. Even friendly pups can seem intimidating if they come bounding up too quickly. Be attentive to your pup’s behavior and make sure they remain tranquil in these situations. To avoid an incident with a larger pack of animals, it may be best to abstain from going to parks during peak hours.

#3: Parasites

Parks are havens for fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and intestinal parasites looking to latch onto their unsuspecting victims. To protect your pet from these damaging critters all year long, administer preventatives regularly and always check them thoroughly upon returning home – nose-to-tail!

#4: Wildlife

As your pup explores their surroundings at the park, they may stumble upon wild animal burrows, nests, and resting places. Though most creatures will flee the area when we humans and our furry friends enter, some may become aggressive in order to protect their young ones or food source. Furthermore, many of these animals can be carriers of diseases and parasites which is why it’s best to leave them undisturbed.

If you and your furry friend are fond of outdoor activities, then it is vital that they receive regular preventive care to protect them from parasites and infectious diseases. To ensure the health of your pet, contact our team today to make an appointment for their wellness check-up!