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Maximizing Safety When You Take Your Pup for a Stroll – A Guide to Dog Walking

Make the most of Take a Walk in the Park Day on March 30 by taking your pup along, but be sure to remain aware and watchful for potential hazards. Keep an eye out for these possible issues while strolling with your beloved pet.


#1: Other dogs

Keeping an eye out for other dogs is vital, particularly if one of them is unruly and manages to escape their collar. Even friendly canines that are off-leash could be a threat as they enthusiastically approach your pet, so it’s important to look at their body language and make sure they’re still composed when faced with another dog. To avoid any possible skirmishes among multiple hounds in the same vicinity, try steering clear of parks during peak hours whenever you can.


#2: Traffic

When you take your furry friend out for a walk, always remain vigilant of the traffic around you. This includes cars, bicycles and pedestrians who may come into contact with your pet if they are not kept close to your side. Additionally be mindful that an unlocked retractable or long leash can be hazardous for other people as well as pets – it could wrap around someone else or snap in case of high tension from sudden movements such as chasing a squirrel.


#3: Parasites

Shield your pet from parasites such as fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and intestinal worms by administering preventatives year-round. Then make sure to check them thoroughly for any hidden bugs after each trip to the park; these places offer a haven for pests that prey on animals!


#4: Wildlife

As your canine companion explores the park, they may sniff out wildlife dwellings, lairs and resting spots. While many wild animals will usually escape when people and their pets get too close, some of them could react aggressively if it’s in order to defend their young ones or home territory. Moreover, since these creatures can be carriers for diseases and parasites alike, it is best that you keep a safe distance from them to avoid any potential harm.


For those who cherish spending time in nature with their beloved pet, make sure they are safeguarded from parasites and illnesses by scheduling routine preventive care. Reach out to our team today to set up your furry friend’s wellness appointment!