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Higgins' Corner

Isn't Spring Grand?!

Well hello there friends! I love the warmer weather because it means more birds and bugs that I can stare at out my window. However, if you are planning on spending a lot of time outside with your pet then you should definitely discuss heartworm prevention and flea and tick prevention with us to make sure your pet is protected.

Springtime also means spring flowers! And while they are gorgeous and particularly love to swat at the leaves and play with them, it is important that you know which plants can be harmful for your pet. A few plants that are very toxic are Lily of the Valley, Oleander, Daffodils, Tulips and Hyacinths. For more information about potentially harmful plants you can click here or here

When you are outside playing with your pets make sure to keep them away from puddles! While they may seem like a convenient source of water, they can be very toxic. Puddles form from run off water that collects parasites, pesticides, and other toxic matter. Allowing your pet to drink from them can cause serious digestive issues and can potentially expose them to diseases.

I always enjoy our little chats but it is time for me to get back to my post, so check back here in a few months for my summer tips and enjoy the spring weather!

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