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How to best care for pets in the Summer

Pets how to be care for them in the Summer

Pets can easily dehydrate or become sick or ill in the summertime because of the heat. Tips and helps to prevent these things. #pets #petcare #summerpet #dog

 

Summer Pet care

I’s all about our pets and we have some tips and advice for the dog and a bit about cats to keep them safe this summer.
Please check with your veterinarian about any questions concerning this post, to verify and for more tips. I am not a veterinarian; only passing on the best qualified information I could find.




 Summer Pet Care

Pets can easily dehydrate or become sick or ill in the summertime because of the heat. Tips and helps to prevent these things. #pets #petcare #summerpet #dog

 

 

4th of July Pet Safety

More pets are lost on July 4th than on any other day.

Here are some tips to help keep your pet safe:

If your pet is afraid of loud noises:

 
Tips and Suggestions
Pets can easily get over heated, some breeds more susceptible to heat related problems such as very thick coated cats and dogs (ex: Akitas & Malamutes – long haired cats & dogs) and those with flat faces (boxers, pugs, Persian cats).




 

How to tell if your pet is suffering from heat stroke:
Early stages:

Advanced stages:

If your dog or cat shows any of the signs above, immediately try to cool them down by:

***One way to tell if an animal is dehydrating is to pinch the skin on the back of its neck and pull up and let go.

If it snaps back into place your pet is fine.

If it is slow to go back in place, your pet is dehydrating. If the skin does not go back down, or takes a long time, your pet is severely dehydrated and should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.






If you happen to see a pet left in a car when it is hot outside options are:

Traveling with pets:





Taking your dog to the park:

 The Yellow Dog Project
If you own a dog that ‘needs their own space’ while out with other dogs, The Yellow Dog Project is the solution! The concept is this: if you see a dog with a yellow ribbon tied to its leash or collar this signals to give the dog space and not to approach the animal.
Possible reasons a dog needs space:

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