Remember that pets only sweat from their paws. This is not enough to cool down, so your pup will pant to help reduce his body temperature. On very humid days or in a small space, like a car, panting still isn’t enough to cool down your pup–be mindful!
Secure your pets with a seat belt harness or crate when you take them adventuring along with you.Some dogs like to stick their heads out the window during car rides, and even though this is super fun for your pooch, it’s not that safe.
If you celebrate Easter, keep those Easter lilies and candy treats out of reach! Lilies can be deadly to your pet if ingested, and chocolate is toxic to cats and dog.
Read up on what plants in your garden are safe and unsafe for your pet. Daffodils and tulips are among the plants that can be highly toxic to cats and dogs. Remember to use pet-safe fertilizers and pesticides, also, these products may be helpful to your garden, but they are harmful to your pet, so put them away when not in use and keep your pet out of the garden.
Protect those paws! Just like your feet on hot pavement, your puppy’s feet are sensitive to heat, so be careful where he puts his paws.
Heart worm prevention is essential. The warmer months are coming, bugs will be creeping around for sure. Heart worm is spread by mosquito so make sure your dog is on a year-round heart worm medication. Remember flea and tick prevention, too! Warm weather adventuring means fleas and ticks might try to become pals with your best buddy, so do your best to protect him! Speak with your vet about flea and tick prevention options.
Use sunscreen! If your pet has very light colored hair, or has thin hair around certain areas of her body, lather her up with some sunscreen! Your pet needs protection from the sun just as much as you do!