Summer Safety Tip #4

Posted by wadmin on Monday, July 10, 2017

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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. Bugs bother pets too! Keep parasites like ticks and fleas away from your pup!

4. Bug Out Summer Parasites

Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes put your dog at risk for nasty and dangerous conditions. Protect them from heartworm, Lyme disease, and Rocky Mountain spotted fever by asking your vet for the appropriate medical prescriptions. A veterinarian can also recommend a pet-friendly insect repellent in a safe, botanical blend. Hookworms and heartworms are more prevalent in summer months and often gain access to your pet through the pads of the feet. Don’t neglect the treatments that will send these pests packing.

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

SRC:  Sumer Safety Tips For Dogs