Spring Time Tips for Your Pets

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Real Estate Broker with Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty 290309

Pets in Greater Nashville TN It’s Springtime in Tennessee and we are all looking forward to Easter celebrations, and working out in the yard. But Spring can provide curious pets some dangerous times. We would like to share some of the tips that the ASPCA experts have come up with a few seasonal tips that will help prevent mishaps or misfortunes. When needing tips on Spring Time Buying or Selling Property in Tennessee then you are ready for the Tennessee Real Estate Professionals Diane O and Friends.

Seasonal Tips for Your Pets

Easter Treats and Decorations Easter lilies and chocolate goodies are toxic to cats, dogs and ferrets. Although our pets can eat the real grass outside, pets love to nibble on colorful plastic grass, which can lead to an obstructed digestive tract, severe vomiting and dehydration. Bunnies, chicks and other festive animals are adorable, resist the urge to buy—these cute babies. They grow up fast and often require specialized care! Don’t Forget the Screens What is better then opening up the windows on a breezy spring day to let in all the fresh air. Be sure to install snug and sturdy screens in all of your windows, so pets don’t get outside. If you have adjustable screens, make sure they are tightly wedged into window frames. Chemicals Used for Spring Cleaning Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition in many households, but be sure to keep all cleaners and chemicals out of your pets’ way! In our home we use the Rainbow system to clean the air and vacuum. Remember, all commercially sold cleaning products contain chemicals that are harmful to pets. The key to using them safely is to read and follow label directions for proper use and storage. If I had a hammer? When starting those home improvement projects, remember your little helpers. Products such as paints, mineral spirits and solvents can be toxic to your pets and cause severe irritation or chemical burns. Be cautious of physical hazards, including nails, staples, insulation, blades and power tools. Our pets are too nosey, so we confine them in the kitchen during home improvement tasks. Gardening is good for the sole…but Take care—fertilizers, insecticides and herbicides keep our plants and lawns healthy and green, but their ingredients aren't meant for four-legged consumption and can be fatal if eaten. Always store these poisonous products in out-of-the-way places and follow label instructions carefully. Allergies Like their we humans our pets can be allergic to foods, dust, plants and pollens. Allergic reactions in dogs and cats can cause minor sniffling and sneezing as well as life-threatening anaphylactic shock. If you suspect your pet has a springtime allergy, please visit your veterinarian as soon as possible. Don’t go buggy April showers bring May flowers—and an onslaught of bugs! Make sure your pet is on year-round heartworm preventive medication, as well as a flea and tick control program. Ask your doctor to recommend a plan designed specifically for your pet. A Sunny Day in Tennessee with FriendsIt’s time for the Park Warmer weather means more trips to the park, longer walks and more chances for your pet to wander off! Make sure your dog or cat has a microchip for identification and wears a tag imprinted with your home address, cell phone and any other relevant contact information. In Williamson County all dogs must wear their rabies tags at all times. When you are ready to Buy or Sell Property in Tennessee then you are ready for the Tennessee Real Estate Professionals Diane O and Friends. For more information about Diane O and Friends and our real estate services please fill out the online contact form or give us all call. |

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Benchmark Realty,318 Seaboard Ln., Ste 115, Franklin, TN  615-371-1544
Diane Osowiecki, license #290309 cell - 615-406-2184  email  diane@dianeo.us
Mandy Buchholz, license #309437 cell - 615-477-6959  email  mandybuchholztn@gmail
Bob Osowiecki, license #325031  cell - 615-878-3902 email  bobointn@gmail.com
Heidi Buchholz,license # 327613 cell - 615-351-0172 email heidibuchholztn@gmail.com

 

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Rocky's jealous because he can't drive a golf cart....his legs won't reach and his body's too round!!!  :(

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What a good looking driver! :)  Look for the special interset group on AR - dog lovers

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I am a dog lover, actually an animal lover myself.  Can't resist smiling at the antics. Thanks for sharing.

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Poor Rocky.........he could ride shotgun!

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