Calling all Pokemon Trainers! If you are walking your dog more often in an attempt to hatch your eggs that’s great! More exercise for you and your pet and the bonding that happens is definitely a good thing. Make sure to keep your dog safe too though while you are out catching them all. Here is tip #2:
2. Don’t get beat by the heat: Spending too much time out under the hot summer sun can put your pet in danger of dehydration, burned paws from hot surfaces, even sunburn. Make sure your pet has access to shade and water. Avoid hot surfaces, such as asphalt, that can burn your pet’s paws, and ask your veterinarian if your dog would benefit from a warm-weather haircut or sunscreen. If possible, schedule walks for early in the day or evening to avoid periods of intense sun and UV exposure. Learn to recognize the signs of heat stress, and seek immediate veterinary care for your pet if you observed any signs of a problem.
Keep Gresham Animal Hospital in mind next time your dog needs a checkup, shots, vaccines, give us a call at 503.666.1600 or visit our website at: www.greshamanimalhospital.com/