The days are getting longer and your pet is probably just as excited as you are that the seasons are changing. After all, warmer weather means napping in sunbeams, longer walks to the dog park, and more outdoor time for everyone. However, with the additional sunshine comes more health needs. Thankfully, our team at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County is here to help. Here are a few of our best springtime wellness tips for dogs and cats.
Spring Flea and Tick Prevention
As you probably already know, the great spring weather creates an explosion in the flea and tick population. To help keep your pet safe from contracting tick-borne illnesses like Lyme disease and anaplasmosis, it is important to start the season with a strong prevention plan.
There are many great preventatives on the market including both topical and oral medications. Also, even indoor cats should have some sort of flea and tick measures in place to keep problems from developing. Our veterinarians will help you choose a product that works best for your pet.
‘Tis the Season for Spaying and Neutering
The dog and cat population around Liberty, Ferndale, and Monticello seems to grow every year. Sadly, this leads to many unwanted pets that cannot find homes in our community. Help do your part by ensuring that your pet is spayed or neutered.
While your pet might feel a little groggy for a couple of days after the procedure, the result is well worth it. Our team will walk you through the process so that you have an idea of what to expect, both during your pet’s surgery and after you return home.
Spring Wellness Exams
Now is the perfect time of the year for your feline friend or canine companion’s annual check-up with our veterinarians. If your pet is due for vaccinations, teeth cleaning, or just needs their nails trimmed, we can help make it happen.
An important part of pet care is ensuring that your cat or dog gets the health attention they need, which is why these annual check-ups are so important. If you have not brought your cat or dog in to see us for a while, now is the best time to schedule an appointment.
Your Trusted Veterinary Center in Sullivan County
We want to help you and your pet have the best year ever. That is why we look forward to seeing both of you at our office for a routine veterinary exam. Are you ready to ensure your cat or dog is healthy this spring? Contact our team at the Animal Hospital of Sullivan County today at (845) 292-6711 to schedule an appointment with one of our veterinarians.