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How To Prepare Your Pet For Summer

With summer approaching, you can start planning your fun in the sun for you and your pet. While it’s important to maximize the few months of gorgeous weather, it’s also essential to take the proper precautions to ensure that your pet remains safe, healthy, and happy as you engage in your seasonal activities. Here are some key ways to prepare your pet for summer to ensure the best one yet!

Be Mindful Of The Heat

If it’s scorching hot to the point of feeling unbearable for you, chances are your pet feels the same way. On days when temperatures are extremely hot, limit your pet’s time spent outdoors, as they are prone to overheating and can become very ill. Allow them to spend short periods of time outdoors and provide them with access to shade and cool air to allow their body temperature to regulate.

Amp Up The Hydration

Compensate for the heat by giving your pet plenty of fluids to keep them hydrated. Ensuring they have multiple bowls with fresh, clean water inside your home is essential to their health. If you are outside enjoying activities with your pet, be sure to pack plenty of extra water to help your pet stay hydrated. You may also add wet food to your pet’s meals to pack in the extra fluids.

Prioritize Preventative Treatments

With humidity and heat comes pesky fleas and ticks. This means that it’s more crucial than ever to ensure your pet is up-to-date on their preventative flea and tick medications to avoid getting bit by one of these dangerous parasitic creatures. Thoroughly check your pet’s skin and coat and watch out for any excessive scratching or licking to keep them in optimal health.

Make this summer the best one yet for your companion by contacting your trusted veterinarian today to learn more about preparing your pet for summer!