Summer Pet Safety Tips #2 | The Importance Of Paw Protection

Posted by wadmin on Thursday, June 22, 2017

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We are going to be focusing on summer safety tips for this series.

Summer time is here! Picnics and beach parties and walks at the park are all great and wonderfully fun activities to do with your pet! But summertime can be dangerous for your fluffy family members too. Between the heat, and the hot sidewalks summertime can be rough on your pets.

There are a few steps you can take to keep your pet safe this summer. The 2nd step is to provide adequate paw protection.

If you aren’t comfortable walking on barefoot because of how hot they are, please don’t expect your pet to walk on them either. Decks, driveways, and sidewalks can become so hot they burn your when barefoot and the same applies to your pets. One simple solution is to place throw rugs and or runners (made for outdoors use and easily hosed off when they too become too hot) on any of these surfaces for your pet to have a comfortable walk to the grass for bathroom access. Another good option is to train your pet to wear booties for protection.

Bring fluffy family member in for checkups, shots, and vaccines to Gresham Animal Hospital! Call us at 503.666.1600.

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