Animal Safety in Summer Months

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The HOT summer days are here, here are some important tips to keep in mind. Always provide plenty of cool fresh water for your animals. If you decide to go run errands leave your dogs at home, unless you can take them inside with you. Leaving your pets in the car can be FATAL especially on a hot summer day! The sun can raise the temperature inside your car to 120 degrees in a matter of minutes, even with the windows rolled down. If your dog is outside on a hot day make sure they have a shady spot to rest in. Dog houses are not a good idea for shelter, they trap heat. Make sure to exercise your pet during cooler hours of the day. If the temperature is really really hot, make sure to keep your pets inside. The hot asphalt can hurt the sensitive paws of cats and dogs. Summer is known for mosquitoes and ticks. These bugs can cause heartworm and Lyme disease. Make sure to check your pets coat for hot spots, ticks, and bites frequently during the summer.