Dr. Stephanie Wolf has some summer safety tips for your pet. It is important that our pet is on year-round flea and tick control and has the proper vaccines. Make sure all of this is done and taken care of.
It’s a real good time to get a quick check-up at our veterinarian. Late spring, early summer is a perfect time to discover what your pet’s summer plans are going to be and to make sure all your paperwork is up-to-date and you have an accurate rabies vaccine and you discuss with your vet what your intentions are, to see if you need some additional vaccines, possibly an additional de-wormer just to make sure you are ready to have all that summer has to offer.
If your pet has experience what some of us has experienced which is the Covid-15; that would be the 15 pounds that some of us has put on during the last number of weeks of quarantine, it’s a great time to get out and exercise but don’t do it in the heat of the day. Your animals can get dehydrated very quickly and also make sure that you go out before the pavement gets too hot and burns the pads of your pet’s feet. Bring water for you and your pet. It’s important to maintain hydration in the hot and humid temperatures.
Keep your pets away from unattended pools. Some animals are good swimmers, and some are not.
Keep animals out of hot cars and unattended cars. Cars get very hot in a short amount of time.
Lastly, keep those barbecues human only. There are lots of food and drinks offered at a barbecue that are very harmful to your pet.