Dog Blog

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer is finally here and so are the dangers.  The sudden warming trend may catch some pet owners unaware.  Here are some reminders of protecting your pet from the heat and other summer hazards:

  1. Hot cars can turn into a deadly death trap - even with the windows cracked. Within 10 minutes the temperature inside an automobile can rise to 160 degrees and cause irreversible brain damage and/or death to pets.  
  2. Dogs that are kept outside need available shade and water at all times.  
  3. Dogs should be properly groomed so that their hair doesn't get too long. Dogs with long hair are more susceptible to heat stroke and other hot weather problems.  
  4. Avoid excess exercise with your pet when it is hot outside.  
  5. Be mindful of hot pavements - dog paws are easily injured on super-hot streets and it is very painful to dogs.  
  6. Always keep your dog on a leash. 
  7. Always read labels on garden products, bug spray, and other outdoor products to make sure they are pet-friendly.



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