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Please remember to ensure your animals have shade and fresh clean drinking water during the summer if they are outside for any length of time.
Interior car temperatures during summer rise extremely fast and extremely high, and leaving your dog in the car, even with window cracked open won’t protect your pet from the suffocating heat building inside your vehicle. Best to leave pet at home.
Also don’t count on bringing pet in car and going to do your shopping, leaving your vehicles air-conditioning on. If the car stalls out, as happened to a Police Officer recently, you may find your dog dead when you get back to your vehicle. This Officer lost not only a highly trained member of the K9 squad, but also a companion.
Keeping your pet protected from heat stroke and sunburn during summer is a matter of just using common sense.
For example: If you tether your dog within an area shaded by trees, please remember to check that he/she does not become so entangled as to start choking..it only takes seconds for a pet to strangle…also that there is no debris in the area that could harm your companion. I cannot count the number of times I have had to untangle my neighbors dog who got so wrapped up in tree branches that the poor dog could not move and was choking.
2. Fresh cool water
3. Minimum outdoor exercise
4. Leaving him/her at home
5. Not leaving animal in vehicle
6. Carry extra water and a container on walks with your dog, if you are thirsty from the heat and exhertion you can be sure your dog is too.
7. Watch for burrs and other prickly items your pet can pick up between toes and foot pads. Check for parasites too, like ticks that can be picked up in long grasses, insect bites that can become inflamed and infected, resulting in serious skin rashes, hot spots and bacterial infections.
8. For those who love to go boating, a life vest can be purchased for your dog from any well stocked pet store. Fido can swim, but like a human they can get tired too, and make not make it to shore. Remember extremely cold river/lake water has the same affect on your pet as it will have on you.
9. Always make sure you have an ID tag on the collar in case you become seperated…your name and phone number and pets name to ensure you will be easily reunited.
10. For those of you living in areas where Heart Worm (carried by mosquitoes) is a known factor, remember to have your dog tested prior to the start of summer, so that they can be given the medications that will protect them during summer. Treatment for Heart Worm once the animal has become infected is a very lengthy and costly process which your faithful companion may not survive.
Hope these tips help to ensure a healthy, happy and stress free summer for all.
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