Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe from the Heat
Now that it is warmer outside, I know that you will be spending a lot more time outdoors. And if you have a dog, I’m sure you are going to want them to tag along for outdoor fun. Well, before you plan to spend more time outdoors with your furry companion, there are few things you need to know about keeping your pet safe from the heat. Check out these tips to keep your pet safe from the heat.
- The Ottawa Humane Society also relates, “In summer, asphalt can burn your pet’s paws – keep to the sidewalk or grass.”
- The Ottawa Humane Society informs us, “On hotter days, monitor your pets’ activity and be careful to not over-exert them. Watch for signs of heat stress, excessive panting, disorientation, staring or anxious expression and weakness. Bring your pet to a cool area, gradually lower your pets temperature by immersing his/her paws in cold water or hosing him/her down and call your veterinarian immediately.”
- American Red Cross says, “Check with your vet to see if your pets should be taking heartworm prevention medication. Heartworm disease, which is transmitted by a bite from an infected mosquito, can be fatal if not treated. Both dogs and cats are at increased risk of contracting heartworm during the summer.”
What plans are you making for you and your dog? Weekly visits to the dog park? Trips to the beach? Tell us what you like to do with your dog in a comment.
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