Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Summer Tips for your Pet

Provide plenty of water and keep it in a shaded area.  Some pets like to have ice cubes in their water bowls.



Some dogs enjoy playing in a kiddy pool or in a water hose.



Avoid strenuous activities in the middle of the day.  Walk your dog in the early morning or late evening to avoid the heat.



Provide plenty of shaded areas for them to cool off.   If you have an outdoor bunny hutch make sure it is in a shaded area especially in the mid-day and afternoon hours.



Avoid outdoor activities in crowded areas



Horses with a lot of white on their face may need sunscreen or a mask to keep them form getting sunburned.



Never leave a pet in a closed vehicle.  Temperatures can reach over 100 degrees in a few minutes.



Signs of overheating included excessive panting, lethargy, dizziness, and vomiting.  If you think your pet

is overheated you can place a cool damp towel on their neck, head and chest.  Call your Veterinarian.



For more information visit www.akc.org or www.humanesociety.org.