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Summer Care Tips
  • Don't leave pets in parked cars for any period of time.
  • On a warm day even with the windows cracked, the temperature in a car can reach 120 degrees in a matter of minutes.
  • It's very dangerous, and in some states illegal, to drive with a dog in the back of a pick-up truck.
  • Summer is often a time when people fertilize their lawns and work in their gardens. But be aware: Plant food, fertilizer, and insecticides can be fatal if your pet ingests them.
  • Make sure your pet is always wearing a collar and identification tag
  • Your pets and pools can equal disaster. Prevent free access to pools and always supervise a pet in a pool.
  • Provide plenty of water and shade for your pets while they're enjoying the great outdoors so they can stay cool.
  • Pets need exercise even when it is hot, but extra care needs to be taken with older dogs, short-nosed dogs and those with thick coats.
  • Use only flea and tick treatments recommended by your veterinarian. Some over-the-counter flea and tick products can be toxic, even when used according to instructions.
  • Pets can get sunburned too, and your pet may require sunscreen on his or her nose and ear tips.
  • Don't take your pets to crowed summer events such as concerts or fairs.


Did You Know...
Chocolate may be your favorite treat but these are treats should stay in the hands of people and not pets. Chocolate is a potent stimulant that can produce potentially life threatening toxic effects in your pet. Your pet might begin to vomit, have diarrhea, experience nervousness and anxiety that could possibly lead to death.