Summer Pet Safety Tips #6 | Water Safety Is Important

Posted by wadmin on Wednesday, June 28, 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 6th step is to make sure you are taking the proper steps to keep your pet safe if you are going near the water.

ON LAND AND SEA:
If you plan on taking your dog boating with you, remember to take the sun screen for your pet too. Also, every member of the family should have their own floatation device. Even though everyone assumes dogs can swim, not all dogs can actually swim, and dogs can get tired and drown. Floatation devices are also a good idea for smaller dogs that run around in-ground swimming pools in case they slip and fall in.

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

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