A dog is a human’s best friend, so shouldn’t we take our best friends out to more parks? Taking your dog to a park or a dog park can be extremely beneficial to their health. Taking your dog to the park allows them room to run and get a breath of fresh air. There is a big difference between taking your dog to a regular park and a dog park.
Dog parks are just for dogs. These parks allow a safe space for your dog to exercise and play. They can socialize with other dogs of all breeds and types. This park can be an excellent solution to your adolescent dog’s high energy levels. In Irvine, there is one dog park, but there are a lot of parks in the area.
Irvine Central Bark Dog Park
Irvine Central Bark Dog Park is the only “dog” park in the Irvine area. There are many fantastic dog parks in the surrounding areas if you are looking for others. This park has a big dog’s side and a small dog’s side; typically this means under 25 pounds are small dogs. There are always people visiting this park, so that means your pet has lots of friends to make! The park is located at 6405 Oak Canyon Rd, Irvine, CA 92618.
William R. Mason Regional Park
This park is just a regular park, which means your dog must be kept on a leash at all times. Being on a leash does not mean that your dog will not meet other dogs going for a joyous walk in the park. Taking your dog for a walk at a park allows them a change of scenery and exciting new scents. If there are enclosed empty areas, you can let your dog play fetch! This park is located at 18712 University Dr, Irvine, CA 92612.
Orange County Great Park
This park is huge! There is a lot of grass and trails for your dog to get the well-needed exercise they need. Your dog will give you a nice lick of approval after they’ve had a pleasant long walk on the trails. This park mainly consists of soccer fields and baseball fields, but if they are empty, you can allow your animal to let loose and stretch out their legs. This park is also a dog on-leash park. The park can be located at 8000 Great Park Boulevard, Irvine, CA 92618.
Protect Your Dog
If you have a puppy and are looking to visit a park, it is essential to note that a puppy should not go to a park until they are at least 17 weeks old and have had all their vaccines. The main diseases that you must be protecting your puppy from are Parvo, distemper, adenovirus, and rabies.
If you have a puppy or an adult dog and are a regular park visitor, it is essential to vaccinate for Bordetella. Bordetella is also known as kennel cough. It is a canine infectious respiratory disease that causes a lot of coughing and potentially trachea damage. Ask your veterinarian for their recommendation at what they think is best for your pet.
We hope you and your best friend will take the time to enjoy one or all of these parks in Irvine. If you have any questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to call. If you would like to know what services we provide, check the Services page on our BrightCare Veterinary Group website.