How to make sure your DOG has FUN in the SUN while staying SAFE!

August 30, 2018


Watch For Bee Stings: 


Dogs can have allergic reactions to bee stings.  If you think your pet either ate or was stung by a bee, symptoms are:  a swollen face, vomiting and diarrhea.  If so, take to the vet immediately.


Hydration Is Crucial:


If you are outside with your pet, make sure it always has access to fresh water.  Keep water on hand during summer walks and don't push your dog to go further than usual, especially in higher temperatures.


Not All Pets Need Summer Cuts:


It's tempting to shear your dogs' coat when the heat is on, but not all require those short summer cuts.  Some even depend on their fur to keep them cool in the heat.  Check with a professional groomer to see what is best for your pet.


Ticks & Pests Can Cause Serious Trouble:


Fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes can spread disease and cause health issues.  Before you let you pet spend time outside in the summer, make sure you're providing monthly treatments for flea & tick prevention.  


Sand leads to Tummy Trouble:


If you're heading to the beach, don't let your pet snack on sand.  If too much is ingested, sand can become impacted in its GI tract and cause a dangerous blockage.  Sand can also contain parasites that could be passed on when ingested.



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