Are you interested in leading a greener, more natural lifestyle? Good for you! There are many ways this may play out in your life. You can also include your pet! A local Aurora, CO vet offers some holistic summer pet care tips in this article.
First and foremost, make sure your four-legged pal always has clean water. If your tap water isn’t great, consider getting a filtration system. This will benefit both you and your pet! Consider getting a bamboo or stainless steel bowl for your furry buddy. Plastic cracks and wears out, and may potentially leach chemicals into the water.
Whether you’re just putting in a few decorative plants, or want a whole garden, you’ll want to keep your pet’s health and safety in mind, particularly when it comes to using things like fertilizers and pesticides. Opt for eco-friendly options over toxic chemicals as much as you can. For example, you can use a mixture of baking soda, dish soap, and water to safely kill harmful insects on your plants. You can also add Fido and Fluffy’s uneaten food and treats to your compost pile, and use it to feed your plants. Just take care to only keep non-toxic plants. You can find a full list at the ASPCA website here.
Keeping Critters Away
While using parasite control products is crucial to protecting your furry pal, you can also take measures to make your place less friendly to things like fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. If you can, consider installing a bat house. A single bat can eat 600 mosquitos in a night. What does that have to do with pet care? Well, given that mosquitoes transmit heartworms, possibly quite a lot!
We always recommend keeping Fluffy indoors: she’s much safer. However, if you have the room, consider making her a catio or cat enclosure.
Keeping Fido Cool
Cooling vests and pads are becoming quite popular for helping keep our canine pals cool and comfy. You can go the DIY route with these. Wet a bandana and hang that around your pup’s neck to cool him down. As for Fluffy, try adding a frozen towel to her bed. You can also make her a kitty hammock to look adorable on.
Please contact us with questions about your pet’s health or care. As your Aurora, CO animal clinic, we’re here to help!