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Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Summer

Summer is upon us, and with it comes beautiful sun and the occasional scorching temperature, rain, hail, tornados, hurricanes, and a host of other hazards.  Outdoor pets can be particularly vulnerable to these hazards.  Here are a few tips for minimizing your pet’s vulnerability.

  • 1. Ensure that your pet receives regular veterinary check ups. Ill pets may be exceptionally vulnerable to heat stroke and other summer-related health challenges.
  • 2. Provide your pet with plenty of fresh, high quality food and cool, clean water daily.
  • 3. Provide your pet with a place of shelter. A dog house that is located in a shady spot in your backyard may be ideal in most circumstances.
  • 4. Consider leaving a lawn sprinkler on in a small portion of your yard so that your pet can cool him-/herself by taking a run through the sprinkler.
  • 5. Do not exercise your pet in the heat of the day. Evening dog walking is far superior to noontime dog walking.
  • 6. When weather gets particularly severe, do not leave your pet outdoors. If your pet is an indoor-outdoor pet, take your pet inside to be with your family during severe weather. If your pet is outside-only, take your pet into your garage, basement, or some other location where your pet will be protected from the severe weather. (Also, ensure that you are comforting your pet during severe weather: most pets are able to perceive severe weather hazards, and they commonly experience stress when exposed to those hazards. Therefore, you are well advised to cuddle with and speak softly to your pet to calm him/her.)

By following these tips, you will take reasonable steps to keep your pet safe this summer.  For more useful tips; continue to visit Care4hire.com.

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