Summer Safety Tip #5

Posted by wadmin on Tuesday, July 11, 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. Always remember to keep your garden safe for your pup!

  1. Guard the Garden

Choose pet-friendly plants to make sure your pups are safe. The azalea is a common backyard shrub that can make your dog very ill if ingested, causing drooling, vomiting, heart arrhythmias and abnormal heart rate. Colorful heliotrope is also highly toxic, causing total liver destruction. Lock up the rose and garden plant foods containing insecticides that are potentially fatal compounds for your dog. Other lawn care products and fertilizers can cause an allergic reaction. Speak with your vet for recommendations about safer products to use.

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