Steer Clear of Potential Dangers for Your Canine Companion When Out on a Stroll

Make sure to mark March 30 on your calendar for an enjoyable stroll with your furry friend, but be aware of potential hazards that could spoil the day. Be vigilant and look out for these highlighted issues while taking a walk in the park with your pet.


#1: Other dogs

Interactions with other dogs can be disastrous, especially if one of them is reactive and gets ahold of their collar. Additionally, friendly off-leash dogs could also pose as an intimidation to your pet because they bound up to greet them. For this reason, make sure you are always paying attention to any oncoming canine companions while keeping an eye out on your dog’s body language too – ensuring that it remains placid when confronted by another pup. If necessary, try steering clear from parks during peak hours at all costs in order to avoid confrontations between multiple dogs.


#2: Traffic

When you are strolling to a park, be conscious of your surroundings for any type of traffic — cars, bicycles and people. Make sure that your pet remains close by at all times in order to stay clear of accidents. If the pet is using an unlocked retractable or long leash, it can result in mishaps such as darting into nearby traffic, and tripping cyclists or passersby; not forgetting that your dog may snap the leash if it attempts to chase after a squirrel!


#3: Parasites

Parks provide the perfect breeding ground for fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and other parasites that can harm your pet. To keep your furry friend safe from these nasty critters year-round, administer preventatives as instructed by a vet and give them a thorough checkup after walks in public areas. From nose to tail – no bug should go unchecked!


#4: Wildlife

Letting your pup roam free in the park is a great opportunity to explore, but they should always be watched closely. As they venture around, their keen nose may lead them towards wildlife burrows and resting spots- and while most animals will flee when humans come too close, some may become defensive if approached. It’s best to avoid any contact with wild creatures since disease or parasites could potentially be transferred on contact.


If you and your furry friend are outdoor enthusiasts, make sure they stay healthy with routine preventive care. Shield them from potentially hazardous illnesses and parasites by calling us to arrange their wellness check-up today!