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.
  • Shady
    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!

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