Summer Pet Tips

By July 12, 2018Uncategorized

Summer Safety Tips

Protect Your Pets

  • Keep your pets indoors when possible

  • Limit outdoor exercise to early morning or evening

  • Avoid long walks, hikes, or excessive play

  • Provide pets with extra, cool water sources

  • Consider dog booties for walking on hot pavement

  • Play in sprinklers or in a kiddie pool outside

Test the pavement with your bare feet before walking your dog. If it’s too hot for bare feet it’s too hot for paws!

Never leave your pet in the car

  • Even with the car being parked in the shade and the windows cracked, the interior temperature can exceed 100 degrees very quickly

  • Many States and local governments have laws that prohibit leaving an animal unattended in a vehicle- It is illegal in Illinois!

Many summer products are toxic for pets including:

  • Sun screen

  • Insect repellent

  • Citronella products

  • Glow sticks

  • Weed killer

  • Yard Fertilizer

 

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