How to Keep Your Dog Safe In The Summer

Posted by: Ken Kaus on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12:00:00 am

How to Keep Your Dog Safe In The Summer

  • Make sure your dog has access to shade while outside. Be aware of the warning signs of heat stroke and don’t leave your dog unattended while outdoors.
  • Dogs can get sunburned just like people can, especially those with light-colored fur and those with thin fur. Limit sun exposure and apply pet sunscreen on the tips of their ears and nose as well as the top of their backs.
  • If the ground is too hot for you, it is too hot for your dog. Be aware of the temperature when taking your dog for a walk.
  • Keep your dog hydrated. One way is to add water to their food in order to increase fluid intake.
  • Be sure to inspect your dogs for ticks, fleas, etc.
  • NEVER leave your dog in a parked car during the summer, even with the windows cracked.
  •  Don’t over-exercise your dog. In the summer months, allow them to exercise in the mornings and evening hours to lower their risk for heat-related problems.

http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-care/dog-health/How-to-Keep-Your-Dog-Safe-In-the-Summer

http://www.humanesociety.org/animals/resources/tips/pets_safe_heat_wave.html

 

 

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