(PET CARE/SUMMER) With summer in full swing, it’s important to remember to keep our furry friends safe while we have some fun in the sun. Take a look at these top five summer hazards for pets provided by the ASPCA and share with your friends to ensure a safe season. — Global Animal
1. Fireworks & Thunderstorms
Loud noises like fireworks are one of the top reasons pets go missing, so secure your pet in an escape-proof place. If your pet does go missing, download the ASPCA app for a free step-by-step digital toolkit to help find your pet: www.ASPCAapp.org.
2. Sun & Heat
High summer temperatures can mean dehydration, overheating, and scorched paws. Know the signs of overheating (excessive panting, increased heart rate, and weakness) and bring your pup indoors or to a cool, shady place.
3. Toxic Chemicals
Insecticides, citronella products, and glow sticks are toxic to pets. Keep your pet away from areas where chemicals have been sprayed and ensure dangerous products are out of reach.
4. Parties & Barbecues
If your pet’s joining the party, make sure guests don’t feed your pet human food (especially grapes, onions, avocado, and chocolate).