Archive | July 2014

Help Your Pets Beat the Summer Heat

Summer is here and with it brings all the fun things summer has to offer, including the heat. Lets face it the summer months can sometimes be down right uncomfortable not only for us but for our pets too. The rising temperatures and the increase in humidity help to cause a few dangers for your pets, so here are a few tips to help keep your furry loved ones safe and cool during the next few months!

First things first, NEVER leave your pets inside of a parked car, even with the windows down or air conditioning on. Temperatures inside of a vehicle, even on a warm day, can rise to dangerous levels very quickly. For example, on a 82 degree day within ten minutes the inside of your car can reach 102 degrees! There are special car heat thermometers available for purchase to help you understand the dangers of rising temperatures inside your vehicle. Watch this video to learn more.

Limit your pets exercise during the summer months by exercising them in the morning or before dark when the temperatures are the coolest. Also, take special care if your pet is a short-nosed breed, because they have difficultly breathing, or if your pet has white colored ears, because they are more susceptible to skin cancer. Always be sure to carry water with you to keep your pet from becoming dehydrated. Remember anytime your pet is outside to provide them with ample shade and water. We hope this helps to keep your furry loved ones safe and cool this summer!