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Center Vet Clinic Pet Summer Safety Tips and Coupon

Summer Safety Tips

  • If kept outside, make sure your pet has plenty of shade. Remember that doghouses are not good shelter during the summer as they can trap heat.
  • Make sure your pet has access to plenty of cool, fresh water 24 hours a day.  If your dog travels with you, bring along water and a bowl.
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  • It's fun to take your dog with you to run errands, but if you can't bring your dog inside the store, it's best to leave him home. Tying a dog outside a store is dangerous because he is exposed to the hot sun and strangers who could be unkind. 
  • Never leave a pet in a vehicle on a warm day.  Even with the windows open the temperature inside a car can rise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes.
  • Make sure your pet's vaccinations are up to date.   Pets tend to stay outdoors longer and came into contact with other animals more during the summer months.
  • Mosquitoes (which carry heartworm disease) along with fleas and ticks are more prevalent in warmer months. Ask you veterinarian for an effective preventative to keep these parasites off your dog.
  • Many dogs like swimming, but some cannot swim or may not like the water.  Be conscious of your dog's preferences and skills before putting him in the water. Always supervise your pet while swimming.
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  • Never give pets BBQ scraps and ask other revelers to refrain from feeding your animals as well. Some human foods-including alcohol, cooked bones, onions, avocado, grapes and raisins-can be toxic to pets or at the very least can cause stomach upset.
  • Don't apply sunscreen or insect repellents to animals that are not labeled specifically for their use.
  • Many airlines will not ship animals during summer months due to dangers caused by hot weather.  Some will only allow dogs to fly in the early morning or in the evening.  Check with your airlines for specific rules.
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  • Be aware that asphalt can quickly get hot enough to burn the pads of dogs' paws.  In hot weather, walk your dog early in the morning or in the evening.  

 

 

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Testimonial

Dr. Bigelow has always gone above and beyond for the care of our family's pets for several years.

John Doe
San Diego, CA