Get the Most Out of Your Dog Walking Experiences with These Safety Tips and Tricks
Make the most of Take a Walk in the Park Day on March 30 by taking your furry companion for some fresh air! However, be mindful that potential hazards may arise during your stroll. To ensure safety and an enjoyable experience for both you and your pet, keep a watch out for the following issues when going on walks with them.
Meeting another dog can be risky, particularly if either pooch is reactive and manages to break away from its collar. Additionally, even friendly off-leash dogs that may excitedly rush up could cause fear in yours. Pay attention to your pet’s body language and make sure it remains peaceful when seeing other four-legged friends. When possible, try avoiding park areas during times of high traffic so you can prevent any heated disputes between multiple animals at once.
If you are taking a stroll to the park, be aware of any incoming traffic – cars, bikes, and people. Make sure that your furry friend remains close by so as to avoid any unfortunate incidents. Remember: an unleashed pet may unexpectedly sprint into moving vehicles or cyclists; the leash might wrap around someone else’s legs or snap if it is pulled tight enough from jerking at a squirrel! Lock away those retractable leashes for extra peace of mind.
Keep your pet safe and healthy by administering preventives year-round, as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and intestinal parasites are always lurking in park habitats just waiting for their next. After each outing to the park be sure to inspect them from nose-to-tail for any hidden bugs that may have hopped on along the way.
As your pooch sniffs around the park, they may come across wildlife tunnels, nests, and resting places. Wild animals will often bolt when humans or domesticated pets are nearby; however, some of them may be fiercely protective of their young ones, sustenance or dwelling and become aggressive. Besides that, wild creatures often carry diseases and parasites – thus it’s best to leave them undisturbed.
Make sure your furry companion is safe and sound during outdoor activities by providing them regular preventive care. Schedule a wellness appointment for your pet with our team to ensure they are protected from parasites and diseases!