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Animal Friends, a pet insurance company located in the United Kingdom, has put together a list of common summertime dangers and hazards that can affect pets. In addition to listing them, they also explain exactly what the danger is, include advice on how you can mitigate these dangers, and they even include how much treating exposure to these hazards would be if you lived in the U.K.
When the dog days of summer come rolling around, it’s important to do what you can to keep your dogs and cats safe. Only Natural Pet is a holistic pet supply company, and their article talks about ways you can improve your pet’s safety during the hottest months of the year. In addition to pointing out things to avoid (like parasites and poisonous plants), they also discuss actionable steps you can take as you plan for a safer summer.
Because pets don’t sweat like humans do, it’s very important to remain vigilant of the signs of overheating and heatstroke in dogs and cats. This article will tell you what to look for, how to prevent overheating, and how you can prevent not only heatstroke but also burns and other maladies of the summer months. You might find some of the tips surprising, like the recommendation to apply sunscreen (but only the pet-safe kind!).
Some dogs love the great outdoors and don’t like to be kept inside no natter how high the mercury climbs! If that describes your dog, you will want to check out this article on safety tips for dogs in the summer. There are ideas for what not to do as well as steps you can take to actively improve your pooch’s overall health and safety during the hottest part of the year.