Spring is quickly approaching and new threats to you and your pooch will be on the rise. With this new season, there are certain preparations that will be very beneficial for you, your canine companion, and your home.  It is important to follow these steps to make sure you are creating a happy and healthy future for your dog!

1. Be sure to regularly brush your dog
Winter is almost over and your dog will most likely be shedding their winter coat. There are some breeds though that do not shed at all, such as the Schnauzer, Maltese, and Afghan Hound. It is important to brush your dogs regularly in order to keep your house relatively free of hair that has been shed. Brushing regularly also keeps your pooch happier and more comfortable and makes it easier to spot health problems. Be sure to brush!

    2. Be sure to start preventive steps to keep your dog healthy
Fleas, Ticks, and Heartworms are always a threat in the south, but their numbers begin to rise in the spring and summer months. If you have not done so already, you should start using preventive medications to help guard against these pests. These pesky parasites can cause a host of problems for your dog which can be fatal. Start giving your dog preventive meds today!

     3.  Be sure to see your vet
Early Spring is usually a time to get your dog’s vaccines taken care of. Scheduling a checkup is important for your dog’s well-being for the coming warmer months. Your vet will let you know everything that is going on with your dog and can prescribe preventive medications that will ensure good health for your furry friend. It is also not a bad idea to schedule a teeth cleaning as well. Dogs need to go to the dentist too!

     4. Update your dog’s information
Local ordinances usually require dogs to have up to date tags and microchip information. You can obtain this up to date information when your dog goes in for their shots.  

     5. Routinely check your yard
Be sure to monitor your yard for any hazards that could affect your dog during their outdoor playtime. Also it is important to make sure that there is no fence damage that could allow your dog to escape.
Here at the Ark, we know how important your dog is to you and your family. We have Grooming options that would be perfect for your pooch!

Call now and ask about our Grooming and Spa Packages!
(770) 696-1897

$8 Nail Trim
$15 De-Matting / 15 Min
$10 Brush Out
$8 Ear Cleaning
$10 Anal Glands
$25 30 Min Massage
$10 Nail Polish

*All Prices are subject to change without notice

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The Ark Pet Spa and Hotel
(423) 521-8888