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 be aware at cookouts!
7. Safer Cookouts
Dogs love to steal from the grill and they savor those meaty aromas. Don’t share! Barbecue scraps and fatty leftovers can give your pup pancreatitis, resulting in severe abdominal pain or even death. Other no-no’s include corn on the cob and peach pits, which can lodge in the dog’s intestines. Watch out for charcoal briquettes that could be snatched and swallowed, and keep lighter fluid (poisonous to pets) out of reach. Never let the dog attempt to lick the grill and risk a burnt tongue or mouth and keep that barbeque cleaning brush out of reach. Those metal bristles can break off and require surgery to remove them if they get lodged in your dog’s throat or body.