Top Five Summer Pet Safety Tips
Hot temps are expected across the country this weekend. Keep your pet safe!
- 1.Stay coolExcessive panting or difficult breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, and even collapse are signs of overheating. Make sure your pets drink plenty of water and have a shady place to hide from the sun
- 2.Visit the vetMake sure your pets are tested for heartworm if they aren’t on year-round preventative medication.
- 3.Just say noHumans like to indulge, but many of our favorite foods are not pet-safe. Raisins, grapes, onions, alcohol, chocolate and products with the sweetener xylitol should be kept away from your pets.
- 4.Big booms are scaryFireworks are a fun summer pastime, but they are scary for pets. Make sure your pet has a quiet, safe place they cannot escape from with plenty to play with!
- 5.Hot feetDon’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt long. Being so close to the ground can raise their body temperature and burn sensitive paws. Keep walks during the hottest hours to a minimum.