Summer Heat and Pets? 10 Tips To Keep Them Safe

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With summer fast approaching, we all want to get outdoors and enjoy some of the nice weather! But how can we do that safely with our four-legged friends? This article gives you some top tips on how to enjoy the summer with your pets.

Table of Content

1. Don’t leave your dog in a car

2. Prepare for your walks

3. Walk during the cooler parts of the day

4. Take it steady

5. Wet wet wet!

6. Use sunscreen

7. Beware of parasites

8. BBQ safely

9. Be aware of the signs of heatstroke

10. Don’t forget small furries!


Rebecca is a companion animal vet who has always had a passion for writing and client communication. Since her graduation from the Royal Veterinary college in 2009, she has gained a wealth of experience in first opinion small animal practice, in both clinical and managerial roles. She currently works in the South West and deals with a variety of routine and emergency appointments, but particularly enjoys medicine cases. Outside of work and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her bouncy flat-coated retriever George!

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