With Summer right around the corner and temperatures already rising there are several safety precautions to keep in mind.
-Give your pet access to plenty of fresh water at all times. Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat.
-Avoid lathering your pet with any insect repellent or sunscreen not intended for the four-legged kind.
-Keep your pet away from matches, citronella candles and lighter fluid, which if eaten can irritate the stomach, lungs and central nervous system.
-Be cool near the pool. Don't leave pets unsupervised around a pool, lake or high waters—not all dogs are expert swimmers!
-Never leave your dog, cat or any other animal friend alone in a car! The inside of a car can heat up within minutes—even with a window open.