April 29, 2019
Why do I need Insect-repelling bedding?
Ahhh, a new season. It's one of our favourite times of the year, as we swap the depths of winter for the warm and more inviting colours of Spring. Spending more time in the great outdoors is never a bad thing, but the addition of colour and warmth brings with it a whole host of new challenges for pet owners across the globe.
Click here for our article on: Keeping Your Pet Healthy this Spring. The article highlights the potential hazards of different types of Insects which you may come across over the coming weeks and months.
One of the biggest challenges a pet owner will have to face is the rise of insects, and how to effectively deal with these parasites. A good Spring clean can usually be a good place to start, however it is still very easy for insects to invade your home, or become a nuisance whilst you are out and about.
Scruffs® has partnered with Insect Shield®, a leading brand of insect protection clothing based in the USA. Insect Shield® develops insect and mosquito repellent clothing, which is treated with Permethrin. Scruffs® has taken this technology and applied it to a collection of dog bedding and accessories which offer the same protection as their human counterparts.
Scruffs® Insect Shield® bedding and accessories will effectively protect your pet against; Mosquitoes, Fleas, Ticks, Ants & Flies. Click here to find out more.
As well as defending against insects, we've also picked out three top pet safety tips from the National Animal Welfare Trust (NAWT) as we head into a new season...
Gradually introduce exercise...
One of the first things to make a note of is the increase in walking. We will all start to take longer walks with our dogs and even take them on days out. It is important to remember that dogs can suffer from injury just like humans can, so be wary of rushing them into extended walks and day trips straight away.
Do not leave your dog in a car on hot days...
It's a warning which we see reiterated every year, and with good reason. The sunshine during the Spring months can be just as intense as in the height of summer, so this warning is actually most applicable between May - September. Temperatures inside cars can easily exceed 30°C (86°F) on average spring days, even if the outside temperature is only between 16-21°C. During average summer temperatures of between 22-26°C, car temperatures can rise staggeringly to over 45°C (113°F) within just 30 minutes.
Keep your garden safe and secure...
Your dog may very well be spending more time in the garden at this time of year, so it is important to check that fencing and gates are secure (especially after being battered by the weather during the Winter), to prevent your faithful companion from escaping or being stolen.
Please click here to download the full Spring Safety Advice Sheet from the NAWT.
Information provided by the NAWT©. Please click on the respective name for the full article.
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