Coddled Critters
Summer Tips

















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 the summer months.

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.

Summer Exercise

  • Always wait at least 30 minutes after meals before taking a pet for its walk.
  • Walk your dog in the grass and keep pavement walks brief!
  • Paws can quickly burn on hot asphalt. Consider paw protectors such as shoes or booties.

Heat Stroke
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 of heatstroke:

  • get the animal to a shady place,
  • cool it with wet towels and
  • call a veterinarian immediately!
Auto Concerns
  • 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 degrees in a matter of minutes.
  • Coolant/antifreeze leaks are very sweet tasting and attractive to animals. Drinking these items can be fatal. Use animal friendly propylene glycol coolant rather than ethylene glycol in your vehicles.
  • Never let your pet drink out of strange puddles!
Family Vacations
  • 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!
  • Early heartworm detection along with preventative medication will help you avoid "heartache".
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