HOT WEATHER HINTS
Summer days means fun in the sun and "hot" weather! This
time of year can be dangerous to our four-legged friends.
Pets can easily become
victims of overheating, dehydration, sunburn and even parasites.
Here are a few tips to keep your pets healthy and happy during
Water! Water! Water!
Always have a supply of cool, fresh
water available for your pet.
Add a few ice cubes to a dish of water
for a cool refreshing treat.
When on the go, keep a water bottle filled
with cold, fresh water for your pet.
Always wait at least 30 minutes after meals before taking
a pet for its walk.
Walk your dog in the grass and keep pavement
can quickly burn on hot asphalt.
Consider paw protectors such as
shoes or booties.
During extremely hot days, your pet would prefer shade to sunshine. Excessive
panting, raspy breath and discolored gums are signs of heatstroke. In the event
get the animal to a shady
with wet towels and
call a veterinarian immediately!
NEVER EVER leave
your animal in a vehicle! Even with
the windows open, the temperature in a parked vehicle
in the Texas summer heat can climb to more than 100
a matter of minutes.
Coolant/antifreeze leaks are very sweet
tasting and attractive to animals. Drinking these items can be fatal.
animal friendly propylene
than ethylene glycol in your vehicles.
Never let your pet drink
out of strange puddles!
When traveling or vacationing
with your pet please plan your route ahead of time and locate animal-friendly
hotels or campgrounds.
Allow plenty of travel time to include
potty stops and exercise for your pet.
Double check collars and leashes
to avoid losing your pet due to a worn collar or leash
Fleas, Ticks 'n Heartworms
Visit your veterinarian in the spring,
before the onset of summer bugs.
Implement an effective flea and tick
control program. This is a must!
heartworm detection along with preventative medication
will help you
and leave your critters in good paws ----- ours !