Your Essential Spring / Summer Pet Checklist
Our pets’ needs change as the weather heats up, that’s why we’ve put together our Essential Spring/Summer Pet Health Checklist.
Whether staying at home or taking your pet on vacation, it’s important to ensure your pet’s regular health care up to date, and that you’re prepared for any additional risks the warmer weather can bring.
- Relieve Allergies & Irritations
Know the signs of skin troubles, and keep your pet feeling comfortable. Learn more
- Tick Protection is a Must
Paralysis ticks can be fatal and cases are on the rise – make sure your pet is protected. Learn more
- Check Yearly Vaccinations
Ensure your pet is fully vaccinated, particularly for summer gatherings and travel. Learn more
- Update Microchip Details
Check that your contact details linked with your pet’s microchip are up to date. Learn more
- Watch for Heat Stress
Be alert for signs of heatstroke, keep your pet cool and seek prompt vet care if needed. Learn more
- Learn Snake Safety
Understand snake risks and protect your inquisitive pets. Learn more
If you’re in Queensland, you should also know the signs of cane toad poisoning. Learn more
- Remove Toxic Plants
Identify and eliminate toxic plants from your surroundings. Learn more
- Groom for Comfort
Keep your pet cool with regular grooming, especially for long-haired breeds. Learn more
- Create an Emergency Plan
Prepare for emergencies like bushfires, floods, or extreme weather. Learn more
- Know Your Nearest Emergency Hospital
Accidents can happen at any time; our partner network of emergency hospitals are open 365 days a year, including public holidays. Save the details now of your nearest location.
In addition to the above warm-weather essentials; we have a range of articles on Christmas, festive fireworks and holiday event hosting, so you and your fur family can enjoy the holidays at ease!
Search our website for articles on those topics and if you have any questions or need further advice, reach out to your local Greencross Vets team.