As some of you may know, warm weather poses health and safety risks to your pets. You can help keep your pet safe by knowing these risks. Here are some summer safety tips on how to stay be prepared:
- Keep your pet hydrated
- Speak with your veterinarian about how warm weather may affect your pet
- If you plan on travelling, do research on different airline’s animal travel safety
- Do frequent checks for parasites, such as ticks, fleas, and heartworm.
- Provide different temperature zones in your house to ensure your pets comfortability
- Never leave your pet in the car, even if the windows are cracked or the car is in the shade
Our goal here at Garden City Veterinary Care is to keep your pets safe. You should immediately seek veterinary care if you notice any signs of Heat Stress. Here are signs that you should look for:
- Excessive Panting
- Abnormal Coloration of the tongue or gums
- Excessive drooling
We hope that this was helpful for you and that you keep your pets safe or the rest of the summer.
(To learn more about summer safety for pets, click here: https://www.avma.org/public/PetCare/Pages/Warm-Weather-Pet-Safety.aspx)