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Archive for June 10th, 2012

Keep your pet cool and safe this summer

Sunday, June 10, 2012
posted by Jim Murphy

The hot days of summer are almost here and here are some tips to make sure that your pet stays cool and safe.

  • Provide cool and clean water for your pet at all times for your pet, especially when he’s out doors.
  • Never leave your pet in a parked car in warm weather. The temperature can reach 120 degrees and over in just a few minutes.
  • Limit exercise to the morning or evening and make sure that the exercise is light.
  • If your dog is at home on a hot day, always leave¬† the air conditioner on for him when you’re out.
  • Make sure that your pet is vaccinated against infectious disease and is on a monthly heartworm, flea and tick control program.
  • Keep your pets kennel cage clean and well ventilated. If he’s in it outside, always make sure that it’s in the shade.
  • Herbicides and pesticides can kill your pet. Keep your dog out of the yard for at least three days after your lawn is treated.

Watch out for heat stroke. Here are the signs to look for:

 

  • Panting
  • bright red tongue
  • drooling
  • warm, dry skin
  • vomiting
  • nervousness
  • ¬†rapid heartbeat

Keep these things in mind and have a happy, safe summer with your pet.

Remember, your pets count!