How to Best Care For Pets in the Summertime

You hear all kinds of health warnings for people during times of high temperatures and humidity, but these conditions can be just as dangerous for the pets in our life. Pets that are very young or very old, short-nosed dogs, and pets with heavier coats will need some extra attention.

When you walk your dog, early mornings are the best. If they stay outside, always keep their water bowl refreshed. Adding a little ice in the water to melt is also a great idea.

Make sure they have a shady spot to rest in during the day. And, of course, never leave a pet in a parked car, even with the windows rolled down.

If you notice your pet is panting excessively or has difficulty breathing, get it in the shade or air conditioning immediately to cool them down, and consult your vet as soon as possible.

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