Vet warns that your pets will get stressed this Spring, follow these 5 tips to help!


As the spring season approaches and the clocks prepare to spring forward, it’s not just our schedules that are affected – our furry companions feel the change too!

Dr. Daisy May, a veterinary surgeon and pet care writer for All About Parrots (, highlights the significant stress this transition can impose on pets. 

From confused feeding times to disrupted walk schedules, our beloved pets can experience anxiety and stress during this time.

6 Common spring mishaps that involve your pets

Separation anxiety: 

As winter turns to spring and people venture outdoors more often, pets accustomed to indoor company may experience separation anxiety. To ease this transition, gradually increase time away from home, starting with short intervals before extended absences.

Mealtime Changes:

Adjusting feeding times gradually can help pets acclimate to the new schedule without undue stress. Abrupt changes in mealtime can lead to digestive upset and behavioral issues.

Outdoor Activities:

With longer daylight hours, pets may spend more time outdoors. It’s essential to ensure their safety by checking for potential hazards in the yard, such as toxic plants, chemicals, or sharp objects.


Springtime brings pollen and other allergens that can trigger allergic reactions in pets. Keep an eye out for symptoms such as itching, sneezing, and watery eyes, and consult with a veterinarian if necessary.

Increased Flea and Tick Activity: 

Warmer weather means a surge in flea and tick populations. Regular preventive measures, such as flea and tick treatments, are essential to protect pets from these parasites.

Runaway pets:

Animals are naturally curious and as the weather gets warmer, doors and windows might be left open, providing an easy escape for those inquisitive pets. 

To help pets adjust and mitigate stress, Dr. May recommends the following 5 tips:

As spring approaches and the clocks prepare to spring forward, Dr. May urges pet owners to be proactive in ensuring their furry companions’ well-being. By understanding and addressing the potential challenges associated with the time change, pet owners can help their pets navigate this transition smoothly.

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