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Summer Health & happiness Tips For Pets

Summer is the perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine with your pets. With the weather getting warmer, we wanted to share some tips on how to keep your pets happy and healthy. 

1. Stay Hydrated

Make sure your pets always have access to fresh, clean water. Carry a portable water bottle or bowl when you're out and about. Dehydration can happen quickly in the heat, so keep an eye out for signs like excessive panting or lethargy.

2. Protect from the Sun

Pets can get sunburned just like people. To prevent this, keep your pets in the shade during peak sun hours, usually between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. If your pet has a light coat or skin, consider using pet-safe sunscreen on exposed areas like ears and noses.

3. Beat the Heat

Heatstroke is a serious risk for pets during summer. Never leave your pet in a parked car, even for a few minutes, as temperatures can rise quickly. On hot days, limit exercise and choose cooler times for walks, like early morning or late evening.

4. Pest Protection

Summer is prime time for fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Protect your pets with vet-approved preventive treatments. Check for ticks after outdoor adventures, and keep your yard clean and free from standing water where mosquitoes breed.

5. Grooming and Coat Care

Regular grooming helps keep your pet cool and comfortable. Brushing removes excess fur and prevents mats, which can trap heat. However, avoid shaving your pet's coat completely, as it provides protection from sunburn and regulates body temperature.

6. Keep Them Cool

Provide your pets with cool places to rest. Use fans, cooling mats, or air conditioning to keep indoor temperatures comfortable. If you have a pet that loves water, consider setting up a kiddie pool or sprinkler for some refreshing fun.

7. Safe Outdoor Adventures

Summer is a great time for outdoor activities, but safety comes first. 

By following these simple tips, you can ensure your pets have a healthy and happy summer. Enjoy the sunshine and make the most of the season with your furry friends!

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