Ensuring Your Dog’s Safety During Strolls: A Guide

Enjoy Take a Walk in the Park Day with your furry companion on March 30th, but don’t let potential hazards interfere with an ideal outing. Make sure to be aware of these common issues while walking your pet.

#1: Other dogs

When you spot another canine, it can quickly become a menace, particularly if either pup is reactive and manages to break free of its collar. Even when the other doggo is friendly and off-leash, your pet may still perceive them as a threat due to their joyous greeting. Keep vigilant watch on any lurking dogs while simultaneously monitoring your pup’s body language closely so that they remain tranquil in this situation. If possible, steer away from parks during peak hours in order to evade potential clashes between large packs of pooches!


#2: Traffic

When strolling to a park, stay vigilant of any vehicles, cycles, or pedestrians that may be heading your way. Make sure your pet remains nearby and don’t forget that an unlocked retractable leash might allow them to run into traffic, cause a cyclist to trip up, or entangle people who pass by—plus the leash could snap if they chase after other animals.


#3: Parasites

To protect your pet from infestations of fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and intestinal parasites that can be found in parks or other outdoor spaces, ensure you administer preventative treatments all year round. Additionally; always give your pet a thorough examination for any potential parasites when returning home – nose to tail!


#4: Wildlife

As your pup explores the park, they may find wildlife burrows and nests scattered around. While wild animals usually flee when near people or their furry friends, some may become defensive if you get too close to their babies, food source, or home. It’s best not to meddle with any of them since these critters are typically carriers of various diseases and parasites.


If you and your pet love the great outdoors, make sure to keep them safe from any kind of infectious diseases or parasites through regular preventive care. Reach out to us today and book an appointment for a wellness check-up – it’s worth it!