We are continuing our series on how to keep your pup safe when you play in the water this summer!
With the warm weather on the way you are probably looking forward to spending some quality time with your dog at the river lake or maybe even the pool! There are a few things you should keep in mind when taking your pup to go play in the water, especially for a fun and safe time! The fourth thing is to make sure your dog has fresh water to drink.
4. Have fresh drinking water available for your dog
Discourage your dog from drinking the surrounding water. Chemicals in pool water, parasites in lakes or rivers, and salt in the ocean can cause stomachaches, vomiting or diarrhea.
Have a source of fresh water available for them, which will also help to prevent dehydration or heat stroke. It’s also advised to rinse your pet off after swimming to remove any chlorine or salt water. And don’t forget to dry their ears.
Gresham Animal Hospital has been providing loving care to our patients and their owners since 1944. We are the oldest Animal Hospital in East County and growing. Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600.
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