Taking your pet dog out for a walk is one of life’s simple pleasures. Seeing him/her marvel at the outside world is more than worth the effort.
Most of the time, these walks outside will prove fun and carefree. Unfortunately, there are those instances wherein things can get a little scary due to the presence of some insects. Bees in particular can pose a serious threat to your dog.
Multiple bee stings can cause severe swelling that endangers your dog’s health. If your pet is allergic to bee stings, the situation could be even scarier.
Protecting your dog is a must. In this article, you’ll find some tips that will help keep bees away from your pet.
Check them out and use them to make your walks outside with your pet safer.
Scout the Area for Bees
Bee hives aren’t always easy to spot, but you should be able to find them if you keep your eyes peeled.
Before heading out for a walk with your pet, see if there are any hives you may come across. As soon as you see a hive, map out a walking path that will keep you and your dog far away from it.
Use Citronella Candles
Taking your dog out with you for a picnic is a wonderful idea. Sadly, some insects may crash the party if you’re unprepared.
To prevent your picnic from getting spoiled, Dog On It Parks recommends burning some citronella candles. They should help keep the insects at bay while you enjoy a lovely time with your pet.
Make Your Garden Safer
You and your pet don’t have to go far away from home to come in close contact with bees. If you have flowering plants in your garden, your pet may encounter those stinging insects there.
VetStreet recommends putting up low-fenced borders around the flowering plants to keep your dog away from them. As long as your dog maintains stay away from those flowers, the bees should leave him/her alone.
Bee stings can be bad news for dogs, but you can keep your pet safe from them quite easily. Just follow the tips above if you want your pet and the bees in your area to live in harmony.
When TAILored Pet Services walks your dog, we watch him/her closely to ensure that he/she remains far away from bees. To sign up as a dog walking client, call/text 425-923-7791 or contact us through our form.