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Safety Summer Tips for Pet Owners – July 01, 2012

Just as heat and sun can affect humans, our pets are at the same risk.  As pet parents, we must provide our animals with proper care to ensure their health and safety during scorching days of summer.  It’s important to familiarize yourself with the warning signs and know how to treat heat-related problems effectively.

Apply sunscreen to light skinned and light furred dogs.  Areas around their mouth and ears can still get sunburned..

Always provide your pet with fresh clean water during those hot summer days.

If you are taking your pet somewhere always use a leash.  This gives you better control and keeps them from getting into something harmful.

If you pet is outside make sure there is shade for them to get out of the sun.

Overheating in pets, includes heavy panting, difficulty breathing, drooling and weakness.

Never leave your animal alone in a parked car, even for a few minutes.

Give your pet a trim, cutting pet thick hair can help prevent it from overheating during hot summer months.  Do not shave, leave enough fur to protect the pets skin from the sun’s harmful rays.

During extreme heat avoid walking your dog on concrete or asphalt.  It can burn the pads of their paws.

Be sure all vaccinations are up to date.

Also if you are going somewhere  there will be fireworks, leave your pet at home.

Enjoy your summer and stay cool

July 1, 2012 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment


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