10 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Pet This Summer - Ottawa Pet Photographer

Beth Photography - Pet Photographer - Servicing the Ottawa, Cornwall area.

Here are 10 Things You Can Do to Protect Your Pet this Summer

  1. Never, ever leave your pets in the car;

  2. Make sure your pets have unlimited access to fresh water;

  3. Make sure your pets have access to shade when outside;

  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day;

  5. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your pet's paws;

  6. If you think it's hot outside, its even hotter for your pet. Make sure your pet has a means of cooling off. Knowing “The Warning Signs of Heat Exhaustion” is very important!

  7. Keep your dog free of external parasites and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best product for your pet;

  8. Ensure ID tags are current: Summertime means spending more time outside, and bringing our pets along. We do our best to make sure we keep track of our pets, but sometimes they get lost.

  9. Bugs Galore: When it’s warm outside, conditions are perfect for increased bug activity. That means during the summer months, pets are subject to all kinds of insect bites and infections. 

  10. Sunburn:  Beneath a pet’s fur is vulnerable skin that requires sun protection similar to humans.  Lighter coloured and short-haired animals face a higher sunburn risk.

Beth Photography - Pet Photographer - Servicing the Ottawa, Cornwall area.

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