How do pet owners know that summer is on its way? They’d stop and tell you but they’re too busy sweeping up a mountain of hair from around the house!
When the season changes and you find your pets are shedding their winter coats there are a couple of other things to take care of as well as the hoovering up all that hair!
For starters, its sounds obvious but a good brush out once or twice a week (preferably outside!) will take out the dead hair and allow your pet’s coat a chance to breathe. Dead skin cells can build up as well as hair so brushing regularly allows oxygen to get to the skin and promotes a healthier, shinier coat.
We have an array of high quality dog brushes and cat brushes available for home maintenance. This is ideal for short coats but if your dog has a long or heavy coat, do both of you a big favor and treat them to a nice short clip at the groomers as well!
Even if you are feeding a high quality pet food, modern living conditions (central heating etc) and illness or old age can cause your dog’s coat to be at less than its best – this all natural Healthy Skin Shiny Coat tonic should help it back to tip top condition. Another tip is to break a cod liver oil capsule over your pets meal a couple of times a week.
You’ll know from previous blog posts and talking to us in store that here at Mollys we are not fans of giving our pets chemicals unnecessarily. However, the approach of summer means that flea season is upon us. Apart from causing your pet discomfort and spreading diseases, fleas are a total pain to get rid of once they are in your home. As a preventative, we recommend using a spot on cat flea treatment or dog flea treatment. They are painless, easy to apply and last for four weeks. If your home is already infested, this Household Flea Spray will kill fleas on contact.
It is also very important to worm your pets all year round and summer is no exception. If left untreated worms can cause serious illness or sadly even death for your pet. We have worming tablets for dogs available and also (as most cats will not co operate with tablet taking) this nifty granulated dog and cat wormer can be mixed into their food.
Now that all the housekeeping is out of the way, all we need now is a bit of good weather so we can get outdoor and enjoy the summer with our pets!