Keep These Tip in Mind for Safe & Fabulous Summer!
Every summer pet owners look forward to taking their four-legged friends to the beach, lake, local park or on a road trip. Hitting the trails or beach with your pup can be a summertime rite of passage that grows into a lasting tradition, and it’s important to create those memories while keeping everyone heat safe and happy – including your dog. Before you head out on your next adventure into the great outdoors, onto the shoreline, or just enjoying a park or community fair, keep these tips in mind to help your dog have the best summer ever!
Water Fun & Safety Facts
Cooling off in the water can be a wonderful relief from the heat for both you and your pet, and a great way to spend quality with the whole family (fur-babies included). Yet it’s important to keep your dog’s safety in mind – and not assume they are natural swimmers. Start slow with your pet in an area that you are comfortable and can easily take them on dry ground if needed. If the beach or pool isn’t readily available, consider investing in a kiddie pool for your pet – a shallow and safe way for them to enjoy water fun!
Outdoor Safety (Predators & Pests)
With outdoor fun comes outdoor safety hazards, from fleas and ticks to coyotes and rattlesnakes. Be sure to keep your pet up to date on immunizations and always ensure they’re protected from insects and pests (talk to your vet about best options fleas, ticks, and mosquitos). Larger predators generally won’t come close to a group, so if you’re in an area with larger animals be sure to keep your pet close or on leash. Rattlesnakes are another hazard, and dogs shouldn’t stray too far ahead. However, dogs can learn rattlesnake avoidance by specialized trainers. For more information on a rattlesnake avoidance class visit www.ItsADogsWorld.biz.
Under The Sun Safety
Rising temperatures give way to outdoor fun, but they also bring less than obvious risks for your pet. Best rule of thumb when outdoors is to give your dog the same attention you give yourself.
Enjoy a fantastic and safe summer this year! For more information and to speak with a skilled dog trainer visit www.ItsADogsWorld.biz.