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TIP TUESDAY: Summer Pet Safety Tips

As the temperatures rise (or fall, in the winter) so do pet safety concerns.

The sun is shining but don’t let the carefree summer days lead you astray of proper pet safety.

Here are 8 quick safety tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association.

What would you add to the list?

Samoyed dog sitting outside

Menno sits comfortably in the cool dirt outside

 8 things you can do to protect your dog in the summer

  1. Never, ever leave your dog in the car;
  2. Make sure your dog has unlimited access to fresh water;
  3. Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside;
  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day;
  5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog’s paws;
  6. If you think it’s hot outside, it’s even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off;
  7. Keep your dog free of external parasites (fleas, ticks) and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet;
  8. Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats (talk to your veterinarian first to see if it’s appropriate for your pet), and apply sunscreen to your dog’s skin if she or he has a thin coat.

via: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/summer.aspx

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TIP TUESDAY: Cracking a Window is Not Enough for Pets

Cracking a window for your dog in a hot car is not enough. Leaving your dog in a car, even with windows open is not a good idea in these hot summer months.

The infographic below, via our Facebook friends, Bainbridge Island Barkery, via the Kitsap County Humane Society, discusses how to keep pets safe during hot days, and watch for heat stroke and overheating in pets.

Keeping your pets safe during hot summer months

Keeping your pets safe during hot summer months