last days of May signal the unofficial start of summer for folks, young
and old, across the country. But with these carefree months of no
homework and summer Fridays comes an increased risk for illness or
injury for our furry pals.
From unpredictable weather to unusual routines, our animals are exposed
to all sorts of hazards during June, July and August, and your pet is
counting on you to keep him safe. Check out our top six tips for keeping
your animal secure all summer long.
your pet access to plenty of fresh water at all times. Even the
healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if
Avoid lathering your pet with any insect repellent or sunscreen not intended for the four-legged kind.
your pet away from matches, citronella candles and lighter fluid, which
if eaten can irritate the stomach, lungs and central nervous system.
Be cool near the pool. Don't leave pets unsupervised around a pool, lake or high waters—not all dogs are expert swimmers!
leave your dog, cat or any other animal friend alone in a car! The
inside of a car can heat up very quickly—even with a window open.
Be prepared! From tornadoes to floods, we've seen the
has brought to pets and their families these past few weeks.
well ahead of time in case you're forced from your home in an emergency.
Have a pet-safe summer!