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  • Writer's pictureEva Tomlin

9 Essential Tips to Keep Your Pets Safe This Summer

With the arrival of warm weather, it's time to prepare for summer fun with our furry companions. However, along with the sunshine and outdoor adventures, there are also new safety concerns to consider.

Here are nine essential tips to ensure your pets stay safe and healthy during the summer months:

1. Poolside Safety:

- Never leave pets unattended near pools, as they may have difficulty getting out if they fall in.

- After swimming, rinse your pet to remove chlorine or bromine from their fur.

2. Alcohol Awareness:

- Keep alcoholic beverages out of reach of pets, as even small amounts can be toxic.

- Dogs are particularly attracted to sweet drinks, so be extra cautious with cocktails and coolers.

3. Avoid Lilies:

- Refrain from planting lilies in your garden, as they are highly toxic to cats.

- Even a small amount of lily ingestion can lead to kidney failure and death in cats.

4. Sun Protection:

- Consult your veterinarian before applying sunscreen to your pet's skin.

- Opt for baby sunscreens containing zinc oxide, as they are safer for pets.

5. Fireworks Caution:

- Keep pets indoors during fireworks displays to prevent ingestion of harmful chemicals.

- Glow products from fireworks can also be dangerous if pets chew on them, so keep them out of reach.

6. Garden Chemicals:

- Follow the instructions on fertilizers, herbicides, and insecticides carefully.

- Ensure that enough time has passed for the area to be safe before allowing pets to roam freely.

7. Pest Control Products:

- Keep slug bait, rat poison, and antifreeze out of reach of pets.

- Ingestion of these products can lead to serious illness or death.

8. Parasite Protection:

- Use veterinarian-recommended flea and tick products for your pets.

- Be cautious with dog products around cats, as some can be toxic to them.

9. Stay Vigilant Against Fleas and Ticks:

- Regularly check your pets for signs of fleas and ticks, especially during the warmer months.

- Consult your vet for the most effective and safe parasite control options for your furry friends.

By following these nine tips, you can ensure that your pets stay safe and happy throughout the summer season. Let's make this summer a fun and safe one for our beloved companions!



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