Summer Pet Safety Tips
Beat the heat and keep your pets safe this summer!
- Sun Protection
Don’t forget the sunscreen and have your dog wear clothing. Dogs that are white, hairless and with light colored fur are most likely to suffer from sunburn.
prevent overheating with breaks out of the sun into a shady retreat every 30 minutes or so
- Hot Car
Even with the windows cracked, the inside of a car can heat up to 120 degrees! Ouches!
- Cooler Hours
Exercise your dog in the morning or evening. The intense heat of midday can overwhelm your dog.
- Signs Of Heatstroke
Keep your eyes peeled for excessive panting, weakness, drooling, lethargy, vomiting, dark red gums, incoordination, rapid heart beat and seizures
- Stay Hydrated
Refill your dog’s water bowl more often than usual on hot days. Add ice cubes to cool down your pup and prevent vomiting.
- Hot Pup Paws
Dog booties to the rescue! Be a friend to those paw pads with dog shoes to prevent burns and blisters. Avoid hot surfaces such as pavement, concrete, wood, stone, metal and sand
TIME TO BE COOL!