How To Keep Your Pet Safe When Going for a Walk 

On March 30, commemorate Take Walk in the Park Day with your dog, but avoid any dangers that can ruin your ideal day. When taking your pet for stroll, be aware of the following problems that could arise.


#1: Other dogs

Running into another dog might be disastrous, especially if either dog is reactive and manages to escape their collar. Friendly off-leash dogs can also be dangerous since your pet might see them as a threat when they are bound up. Watch your dog’s body language and watch for other dogs to ensure they remain calm and relaxed around them. To prevent a possible confrontation between a large pack of dogs, avoid parks during popular periods if at all feasible.


#2: Traffic

Keep a close lookout for oncoming traffic, including cars, bicycles, and other pedestrians, when strolling to a park. To avoid accidents, make sure your pet remains by your side. A pet on an unlocked retractable or long leash could rush into traffic, clothesline a bike, wrap around onlookers, or even snap if your dog lunges at a squirrel.


#3: Parasites

Parks make great environments for fleas, ticks, mosquitoes, and intestinal parasites, particularly because they are teeming with the right kind of prey. By giving preventives year-round and routinely inspecting your pet from nose to tail for hidden bugs when you get home, you may shield your pet from both internal and external parasites.


#4: Wildlife

Your dog will probably find animal burrows, nests, and resting spots as they follow their nose around the park. While most wild animals will flee when people and pets approach them, others may become hostile in order to defend their young, food supply, or habitat. Also, it is advisable to avoid disturbing wild animals because they frequently serve as carriers for parasites and diseases.


If you and your pet like to spend time outside, ensure they are regularly treated for parasites and infectious diseases. Make an appointment for your pet’s welfare by giving us a call!