Welcome to another edition of Thoughtless Thursday.
This is a blog hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and me, Love is being owned by a husky!
For you bloggers out there, we encourage you to link up and join the fun!
For you non bloggers, feel free to hop around to the other blogs who are participating in this hop. You will find their thumbnail photo's at the bottom of this post.
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"Don't think, just link!"
This is also letter "U" in the #atozchallenge.
"U" is for Underestimate.
My huskies fav time of year is obviously winter, however that doesn't mean they don't still love basking in the sun and running around the yard in the warmth.
As you can plainly see, my huskies have been thoroughly enjoying spring so far.
Which is why this is a super important post.
Never underestimate all the things your pet can get themselves into during the warmer weather,
Spring time is in full force, and today I am going to share some tips on how to keep your husky (or pets in general) safe from spring dangers.
This time of year is beautiful! The flowers are blooming, trees are blossoming, grass is growing and turning green and we finally get a break from that polar vortex of a winter that just passed!
Here is a list of toxic plants and flowers : (also plants that can simply be harmful but may not be poisonous)
- Daffodil bulbs
- Sago palm
- Castor bean
- English ivy
- African daisy
If you suspect your husky (or pet of any kind) has ingested a poisonous plant call your local poison control A.S.A.P.
For a detailed list of harmful plants and flowers click HERE.
Insecticides, herbicides and fertilizer are also harmful to dogs, so keep that in mind while you do your gardening this year.
Warmer weather means more time outside with your dogs (or other pets)
It is super important to make sure your pet has ID tags or a microchip. Even better if you have both.
Already this spring we have had two escapes! Lexus decided to un-clip her lead (don't as me how, she's a husky!!) And ran up the sidewalk, luckily she stopped to smell some pee mail on a pole and we were able to just walk up to her. Mika got out of my hand for a moment, but she chose to stay close by her mama :)
Do not let your dog ride with his head popped right out the window. There are dangers with doing so. A piece of debris or insects can get into your pets eyes or ears and cause injury or infection.
With this beautiful spring weather we all love to open our windows and let the fresh breeze into our homes. Be sure you have a screen in your windows, and make sure they fit nice and snug as well. It is not hard for a dog or cat to push on a screen and escape.
Do not let your husky (or any pet) drink puddle water while out on walks.
Puddles can contain harmful substances from leaking vehicles such as anti freeze, which is extremely harmful to animals. Puddles are also a nesting house for insects such as mosquitoes. This includes you kitties out there as well!
While your doing your indoor Spring cleaning this year, be mindful of the chemicals you use, and where you store them. Of course it is best to go green and use environmentally safe cleaning products but even still, be sure to keep them up and out of reach of your pets.
It is very important to have your pet on a year-round heart worm preventative as well as flea and tick control program.
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Thanks for coming by everyone, and remember to stay safe through the warm weather!
Reminder woos : Tomorrow is the Pet Parade! Don't miss the PAWty! Your all invited! Come on back tomorrow for more info!
Also I want to thank you all for my birthday wishes in your comments yesterday. Today is my actual birthday, however my family celebrated on the weekend so we could also celebrate my mother and my daughters birthdays. We are all within a couple weeks of each other. Much love to you all ♥
Your birthday wishes made me smile :)
Big thanks my bloggin BFF Melissa (and her hubby) at Barking from the Bayou! I woke up to this beautiful birthday card this morning!! Thanks Melissa! Love ya!