River Falls Goldendoodles Spring Safety Tips & Available pups
Sly as a foxtail
It's that time of year again.... foxtail season. Foxtails are a tall grass with long, bristly spikes on each blade (resembling a fox's tail) that can sneak up on your pet and cause serious damage like ruptured eardrums and infections. To prevent foxtail problems, regularly examine your pet's coat after they've spent time outside.
-50% of foxtails are embedded in the coat and skin.
Spring (dental) cleaning
I bet you didn't know that February was National Pet Dental Health Month... and a good time to get your dog or cat's teeth cleaned. Periodontal disease is the most common disorder affecting cats and dogs. Dental disease can cause much more than bad breath for your pet, though; it can cause tooth, bone and gum loss, and lead to heart disease.
-Periodontal disease is irreversible, but also completely preventable.
It's hard to keep up on exercise when it's cold out, but staying cozy inside can lead to extra winter weight on your pet. Overweight pets are more likely to develop serious conditions like diabetes, respiratory and heart diseases, and joint problems. Check with your veterinarian if you suspect you pet has gained weight. They'll help you create a weight loss plan, which may include more exercising and watching food portions.
-Diabetes treatments costs an average annual cost of $1,300 for cats and $2,100 for dogs.
It's spring cleaning time, but household cleaning products introduce a number gif toxins to the home. Soap, bleaches, polishes, and cleaners can irritate your pet's skin and damage their gastrointestinal tract. Cleaning supplies, like sponges or pi[pe cleaners, can also present problems when ingested by a curious pet. To thwart troubles before they start, opt for pet safe cleaning supplies, store unsafe chemicals out of paws' reach, and keep your pet away from where you're cleaning.
It's not easy being green
Now that it's warmer out, it's time to show off that beautiful green lawn! Unfortunately, having the greenest grass on the block can mean using fertilizer that is poisonous and potentially fatal to pets. Keep your furry friend off the grass and away from any treated areas for at least 24 hours or opt for pet-safe products. Be cautious of organic fertilizer too... It's captivating scent might tempt your dog to make a meal out of manure.
April showers bring May flowers
Most pet owners know that certain plants are poisonous to pets, but even your pet-safe blossoms can be troublesome. When ingested, bone meal - often used as fertilizer- and bulbs can make for a very, very sick dog. If you dilute most fertilizers with plenty of dirt or water, it's often safe to use around pets (unless you have a small dog). Cat lovers: remember that Lillies can cause kidney failure if ingested by cats.
Stick it to slugs
Slugs are hard critters to love, especially when their slimy trails cut through your yard and destroy your plants and flowers. While you don't want slugs around your yard or garden, slug bait is extremely dangerous to your pet. The toxins in slug bait are often mixed with sugars to attract the slugs - but it also entices pets. Even a small amount can be fatal, so ask your vet about pet safe slug control options.
Slug bait ingestion can cost up to $3,300 to treat
Dog Park Etiquette 101
🐶Study up on canine body language - know what both playful and aggressive behaviors look like.
🐶Leave toys at home that your pet is unwilling to share.
🐶Make sure your dog comes when called- don't let them give dogs entering the park an overwhelming welcome, and always respect pets who need their space.
🐶Know your dog's "type" and avoid dogs they feel uncomfortable around.
🐶Don't bring your dog to the park if they're sick, behind on vaccinations (including flea, tick and heartworm prevention!), younger than four months old, or have any behavioral issues.
River Falls Goldendoodles - Available puppies
These sweet Loki/Jax pups are ready to come home today. With amazing temperaments and wonderful personalities these pups are ready to please and looking for their forever home. 2 males and 2 females available. Please complete and application or email us directly for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 864-201-9405, 864-906-9633.