Keeping Your Pets Safe During The Summer
Summer is officially still a couple of days away (even though it's felt like the dog days of summer in many places all June, including here in the Charlotte metro area). If you have pets, it's a good time to think about some summer safety precautions for your fur-babies. From the ASPCA here are two great infographics showing how to protect your pets during the hot days of summer.
5 Top Summer Safety Tips For Pet Parents
Don't Leave Your Pet In Your Car When It's Hot!
More Tips For Caring For Your Pet During Hot Summer Weather
- Be sure to have plenty of water available for both your dogs and cats when it's hot as they can get dehydrated much more quickly. Be sure to carry water with you when out with your dog.
Don't leave pets unsupervised around your pool. If your dog swims in your pool, hose it off to remove chlorine and chemicals as soon as possible.
Keep pets off of hot pavement and asphalt as much as possible to keep their pads from burning.
Keep your pets protected against mosquito bites by not skipping on heartworm medicine in the summer months.
- Don't shave your longer haired dogs thinking it will cool them off... it might instead cause them to be sunburned.
- If you keep windows open in your home, be sure to install screens securely so that dogs and cats don't fall out.
- Know the signes of heat stroke in dogs and cats.
Do You Know The Signs Of Heat Stroke In A Dog Or Cat?
Staying aware of all these dangers to our four-legged family members will be sure to make the summer season a happy one for pets and their parents.
These tips for keeping your pets safe during the hot summer months are provided by Nina Hollander and Carolinas Realty Partners with Coldwell Banker, your Charlotte area residential real estate specialists and pet owners and lovers.
And if you're thinking about adding a pet to your household this summer, please:
ADOPT, DON'T SHOP!
Infographics about pet safety credited to the ASPCA & PetFinder