During the hot summer months there are things that
you as a pet owner should be aware of...
~ Make sure that you properly clean your pets ears after swimming.
*to learn how, go to our pet library!
~ If you are going to be on the water and are unsure of your pet's swimming capabilities put a life vest on him/her.
~ Sun block can be used on light colored pets, or pets with thin coats. Use baby sunblock spf 30 or greater.
~ Heat Stroke - Watch for:
*bright red tongue
*dark red gums or pale gums
*vomiting (possibly with blood)
*diarrhea (possibly with blood)
*bleeding from nose
-How to avoid:
*never leave pet in parked car
*provide plenty of shade when outside
*provide fresh cool water
*avoid strenuous activity in high temperatures
-Treatment may include:
*placing pet in cool wet towels
*putting rubbing alcohol on paws, to aid in evaporation
*cooling the environment by turning fans, A/C on
*administration of appropriate medications or oxygen if necessary
*if your pet drinks too much water too quickly they may vomit
~Chemical lawn fertilizers
*be aware of the lawns that your pet may be walking on or eating the grass from
*1 cap of Skin So Soft in 1 pint of water in spray bottle is a safe insect repellant for dogs.