Summer is here and that means we will spend more time outdoors with our furry friends and family. Summer can also pose some additional health risks for our pets! Fleas, ticks and heat exhaustion can become problematic for your pets. Be sure to be know these summer pet care tips to keep your pet healthy:
Protect Against Fleas
Fleas and ticks are both common in summer. Make sure your pet is always current on his or her monthly dose of flea, tick and heartworm preventatives and check to make sure he or she is up-to-date on all vaccinations.
Protect Against Ticks
Ticks are known for feasting on animals, and for spreading Lyme disease and other infectious illnesses. Your pet can be bitten by a tick any time he is in the yard, especially in wooded areas.
Keep Your Pet Cool
Make sure your pet stays hydrated. Make sure they are drinking water, try setting out a kiddie pool or sprinkler for them to splash in if you are going to be outside. Provide them with plenty of shade.