Preventative Care@3x

It’s getting hotter outside.

Apr 25, 2012 | Arizona Pet Health

Getting ready to enjoy the summer with your dog? Make sure you have taken care of things to ensure its a great summer for both of you with this “warm weather” pet checklist

Be current

In the winter most your worry about pests decreases but with spring and summer they will start being much more active. Make sure you avoid the temptation to put off those needed shots, your pets will need to be able to fight off those fleas, ticks, and heartworms. With all the new generic versions of pet vaccines becoming available it has become much cheaper to keep up on your preventatives.

Don’t get to hot

When your outdoors make sure you always have plenty of water available. For outside pets you can also do simple things like move their house into s shaded spot so it keeps the temperature down during the day. also make sure you put the water dish in a shaded spot, dogs don’t want to drink hot water any more then you do.

Hit the parks, but keep an eye open

Do parks are a great place to let your dog find social buddies to pal around with. There are some great resources online like to help you find a good park near you. before flying out the dor to go play though, make sure you read the rules for the park your heading to. one thing to keep in mind, especially in the summer months, is to bring along a bottle of water in case there isnt easy access to water at the park you visit.

If dog parks arent your thing, you might try setting a play date with people in your neghiborhood. it gives your pet the socializing time they need and avoids the potential crowds of a park. another option thats also becoming popular is the pet day care, they can be a great place for your pet to hang out when your away working all day.

Have a great summer

watching out for a few simple things during the hottest months of the year your pet can be happy all year around.

Disclaimer: Not intended to be a substitute for professional veterinarian advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your veterinarian with any questions you may have regarding the medical condition of your pet. If you think your pet has a medical emergency, call or visit your veterinarian or your local veterinary emergency hospital immediately.