Summer Dangers for Pets Many summer activities we all enjoy can be dangerous for our furry friends, largely due to the intense heat. Here are some things to watch out for, to keep our pets safe.
-Heat stroke or heat stress: Never leave your animals alone in a parked vehicle. The temperature inside a car can get to the point of extreme danger in less than 15 minutes.
-Dehydration: Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give them plenty of fresh, clean water when it’s hot or humid outdoors. Make sure your pets have a shady place to get out of the sun,
-Hot pavement or hot sand. Hot pavement or hot sand can burn the pads of your pets’ feet, which is very painful.
-Cooler Hours: Exercise your pets in the morning or evening.
-Sunburn. Some pets, particularly dogs that have particularly thin hair or some dogs who don’t have much hair at all on their bellies, they can potentially get sunburned. So talking to your vet about some safe options for sunscreen is important
-Burns from BBQ grills. “I think one of the main things is a hot grill, and dogs smelling whatever’s cooking on the grill and getting really close to the grill, and depending on what kind of grill, if they get under it, they run the risk of being burned or hot grease dropping on them and burning them
-Drowning. While most dogs know how to swim, it’s a good idea to put a life jacket on your dog, while boating ... See MoreSee Less