Letting your puppies out into the world is a memorable experience for everyone involved. But before you let your pups out into your yard, make sure it’s safe for them. Puppies are more likely to get sick or get injured than adult dogs. Yards often hide hazards that can land full-grown dogs in the vet. A great way to make sure your yard is safe for your puppies is to cover it with outdoor artificial turf for dogs.
Puppy Hazards in Yards
Yards hide a lot of things that can harm puppies. Most of them are hard or impossible to spot.
Parvovirus can be a killer. Even if your puppies have been vaccinated, they could still get parvo. It’s a highly contagious virus that affects puppies.
The symptoms are vomiting and diarrhea, often with blood in it. Puppies infected with parvo may become dehydrated very quickly and stop eating. They can also die from kidney failure or heart failure caused by the virus.
Puppies are more at risk of parvo than adult dogs.
Parasites, such as ticks, fleas, and intestinal worms are another hazard for puppies in yards. These nasty insects can cause a variety of illnesses, such as skin irritation, hair loss, anemia (a lack of red blood cells,) weight loss, diarrhea, or vomiting.
While fleas and ticks are easier to spot on puppies, they tend to do a lot of harm quickly. They could also transmit diseases, like Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.
If you have a puppy that starts sneezing when it’s on or near grass, it might have a grass allergy. Pollen usually triggers it. Pups with respiratory conditions could also react the same way.
Grass pollen can cause different symptoms in puppies, such as sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes. And these shouldn’t be a part of your puppy’s first experience outdoors.
Grass seeds are tiny and sharp. They can get caught on your puppy’s fur or feet and become embedded in their skin or paw pads. This can cause pain and infection. It could lead to lameness if not treated quickly enough.
Moreover, grass seeds can also cause gastrointestinal upset in puppies.If they accidentally eat it, it can cause internal damage.
How Outdoor Artificial Turf for Dogs Removes Puppy Hazards
Parvo is most common in the soil and there’s no way of knowing if your yard has infected spots. Covering your yard with artificial turf can help you keep your puppies from coming in contact with the soil. Plus, you can wash and disinfect it as much as you want to get rid of any viruses or germs that could harm your pups.
As for parasites like fleas and ticks, well, they have a hard time thriving in an artificial lawn. This is because the fibers are too short for these nasty pests to hide in. They don’t like the way its artificial fibers feel.
Meanwhile, intestinal worms in yards often lurk in the ground. So if you cover the ground with artificial grass for dogs, you can keep your puppies from coming into contact with them.
Moreover, Miami, FL artificial turf that’s designed specifically for pets is extremely durable—so you don’t have to worry about your pups digging and damaging it to get to the ground.
Finally, unlike natural grass, artificial turf doesn’t have pollen that could trigger allergic reactions in your puppies. Likewise, artificial grass doesn’t produce grass seeds that can stick to puppies and cause painful injuries.
Bonus: Other Safety Benefits of Artificial Grass for Puppies
Aside from getting rid of puppy hazards, fake grass also offers these safety benefits:
- It’s lush and paw-friendly, so puppies will love playing on it
- It has shock-absorbing properties that help lower the risk of injuries
- It’s easy to clean dog urine and poop from it, preventing germ buildup
Keep Your Pups Safe With a Pet-Friendly Synthetic Grass Installation in Miami
We can also help you design and set up your puppy-friendly lawn with our landscaping and installation services. Tell us how you want it to turn out and our team will make it happen in no time at all.