Today is the day that we spring forward and gain an extra hour of sunlight! We've come up with a list of 5 things that we think you should do today that revolve around you and your pets.
1. Take a Nap
It's okay to take a Sunday Snooze with all of your pets cuddled up together. There is nothing wrong with that, heck, it's still winter for at least one more week!
2. Take a Late Evening Walk
If you do decide to take a nap today, use that extra hour of sunlight to go on a walk with your pets. Those days of the sun setting at 4:00 in the afternoon are over, for now! You could just walk around your block or if you want to go exploring and find a new place to take your fur friends, check out our blog on some of the best spots to walk in DuPage County.
3. Get a Head Start on Spring Cleaning
Cabin Fever is a real thing and the best way to make sure it doesn't come back...probably until November, is to clean. Go through your pet's toy bins and toss away any that might not have made it through the winter. However, if you do throw any away, you must abide by the rule of, for every three toys tossed, you have to replace one.
4. Check Their Outdoor Equipment
This is a great time to check their collars, leashes, harnesses, and if you have one, your fence line in your yard. Springtime is quickly approaching - do the prep now so you can enjoy the warmer months together without issue!
5. Order Their Flea, Tick, and Heartworm Prevention
Firefighters will always recommend that you use today as a day to check your smoke and other alarms to make sure they are in working order (which you should do that today, too). We recommend that you also use today as a day to order their monthly preventatives. Warmer weather is right around the corner and those nasty buggers are soon to be looking for a new host to feed on. Make sure all of your pets are protected. Contact us or use our online pharmacy to get their preventatives ordered!