Our pets are our family and we never want them to be in any dangerous situations. Summertime can introduce many risks to our four-legged family members. We have listed a few risks below to avoid. Please speak to your vet for advisement for summer safety for your specific pet. You can also visit the Humane Society's website for additional safety tips and links.
- Be sure your pet's paws are not subjected to extended exposure to high heat on blacktop, concrete or metals.
- Keeps paws cool and wet them with cool water frequently.
- Consider pet booties to keep their paws safe.
Length Of Time In Heat/Sun
- Keep your pet in shady areas and provide plenty of water.
- Avoid keeping pets outside in the hot sun for extended periods of time.
- Avoid mid-day walks. Walking your pet in the early morning or in the evening can provide cooler temperatures.
- Keep pets out of cars. The interiors of vehicle get hot quickly and can be very dangerous for your pet.
- Watch for heat exhaustion clues. Speak to your vet for all signs and how to help your pet if they do suffer heat exhaustion. A few symptoms are:
- Heavy panting
- Thick drooling
- Weakness and/or wobbly legs
- Consider pet sunscreen.
Dangers And Toxic Exposures
- Keep pets chains/leads away from any barbeques or grills
- Water Play
- Consider a safety vest
- Watch for exhaustion while in the water
- Research Toxic Plants and Chemicals. Some examples of toxic items are:
- Glow Sticks
- Insect Repellents
We all love our pets and we hope this article helps with some reminders regarding summertime pet safety! Please contact our Briggs Agency if you are interested in an insurance review at (219)_769-4840 or online. We represent A-rated carriers offering great coverage with competitive rates!
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