Below is a list of safety tips to keep your pet safe and cool this summer
Always provide plenty of fresh water and make sure that if the water bowl is outside it is safely secured so it doesn’t get tipped over and is in the shade
Pets can get sunburned, especially if they are white, so make sure they have plenty of shade outside.
Apply a mix of equal parts of SPF 15 sun block and petroleum jelly to pets with pink noses before they go outside.
Dogs’ pads burn easily so avoid hot surfaces like blacktop during the hottest part of the day.
Before starting your walk, give the sidewalk a test with the palm of your hand. If it is too hot to touch then it can burn your dog’s footpads, so avoid that surface.
To avoid overheating exercise your pets either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Avoid exercising your pets between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. because this is the hottest time of the day.
Fleas, mosquitoes and ticks love the summer so make sure to protect your pet from these summer pests.
Watch for signs of heatstroke such as excessive panting, red gums, dry to the touch gums, or disorientation. If you suspect heatstroke, take your pet to the veterinarian immediately.
To cool down a pet that Is over heating, apply cool water [not ice cold, which can cause shock] to their coat and pads and take them to the Vet right away.
Avoid taking your pet in the car during the summer months and NEVER leave a pet in a parked car. Even with the windows down, it only takes a few minutes for the temperatures to rise in excess of 150 degrees, which can cause stroke, brain damage or death.
Pets are special members of every family, and the paw prints they leave on our hearts are never forgotten.
If you have recently lost a beloved pet, or if your family is preparing for an ill or elderly pet’s death, we invite you to attend a free Pet Loss Bereavement Class, here at the Humane Society of SB Valley.
You may choose to attend on Saturday, June 12, July 10, or August 14, 2010. Class is held from 8:00-9:00 a.m. for adults (ages 16+).
The classes will be presented by Future Generations – Diagnostic, Treatment & Evaluation Center. See Future Generations DTEC.com . The instructors are Dr. Brian & Hsinya Chichester, a very kind husband-and-wife team of Clinical Psychologists and animal lovers.
Anyone who wishes to sign up can call us at (909) 386-1400 ext. 224. Call today.
From this class, a free Community Support Group also meets once a month at 9:30 a.m. on the same dates listed above. Prerequisite: You must first attend a Pet Loss class.
Nala's Corner will be an online store selling all natural and holistic pet products. We will offer, shampoos, treats, toys, dishes, collars, leashes, plus much more. So please be patient as we try to get everything together. Hopefully we will be up and running in the fall, if not sooner.
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