Summer Dangersby Gayle Caston on 08/02/19
The ASPCA suggests we keep these safety tips in mind to ensure your furry friends are comfortable:
-Sun and Heat: Pets can become dehydrated quickly. Know the signs of overheating (excessive panting, increased heart rate and weakness) and make sure your pet has access to fresh water and a shady or air conditioned place.
-Fireworks and Thunderstorms: One in five pets goes missing after being scared by loud noises, so keep them in a quiet, secure area at home.
-Parties and Barbecues: Make sure your pet can't get into human food (especially grapes, onion, avocado and chocolate) or alcoholic drinks.
-Hot Cars: Don't leave your pet in the car! Even with the windows cracked, a car's temperature can reach 100 degrees in 10 minutes on an 85 degree day.
-Toxic Chemicals: Insecticides, insect repellents, sunscreen, citronella products and glow sticks are toxic, so keep them away from your pet.
Enjoy a safe summer!