Summer is here! Though it’s a great time for hiking, camping, and outdoor bbqs, it’s important to remember to keep your pet safe as the temperatures rise. The Humane Society of the United States shares 9 tips you need to avoid heatstroke and keep Fido safe and sound. We all know not to leave a dog in a parked car, but did you know that what your dog looks like might make them more susceptible?
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Take care when exercising your pet. Adjust intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours, and be especially careful with pets with white-colored ears, who are more susceptible to skin cancer, and short-nosed pets, who typically have difficulty breathing. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws, so walk your dog on the grass if possible. Always carry water with you to keep your dog from dehydrating.[Read more …]
When out and about, don’t forget to take sun and heat safety seriously for you and your pet!