Dog Park Necessities
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

Dog Park Necessities Visiting the Dog Park
With warmer weather on its way, your dog is itching to get outside and play. Here are a few things to keep in mind while enjoying outdoor activities with your dog.
Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes
Spring and summer can bring out the fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes in droves depending on what part of the country you live in. Make sure that your pet is protected by using preventive flea and tick protection. Check out Bio Spot® ACTIVE CARE SPOT ON® for effective and affordable flea and tick protection – no prescription needed. Low priced prescription Heartworm medications are also available to protect your dog from this life-threatening parasite.

Other dogs
Make sure that your dog knows the appropriate commands to come and that you have a leash available if necessary. Use our Dura-Ruff® Leash and Collars for extra control. NEVER step into the middle of a dog fight.

Heat and strain
Be aware as the weather warms that your dog will need plenty of drinking water. Use Handy Drink to keep him properly hydrated. Also, muscles that have not been used much during the winter can become strained with too much exertion and play all at once. Ease your dog into his new playtime routine with 10-15 minutes for the first week, then gradually increase exercise time.

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