Summer Pet Safety Tips #5 | Being Safe About Walks

Posted by wadmin on Tuesday, June 27, 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 5th step is to make sure you are keeping walks safe in the heat.

WALKS:
Don’t walk animals in the heat of the day, especially for long walks. This applies to high humidity times as well as poor air quality days. Try to take them for walks in the early morning hours and later in the evening at dusk. Don’t forget to wear reflective clothing and have a reflective leash if walking in poor lighting conditions.

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

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