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As we head into the hot summer months, we enjoy planning for the times we spend outside. Our dog Marley loves to be outside. He’s a terrier mix so he loves to chase his toys around the yard. We also plan to do some traveling this summer and recognize the importance of keeping our pets in mind when we do this. With June being National Pet Preparedness Month, check out some information and tips below for keeping pets safe, happy and healthy this summer with you and your family.
4 Tips for Pet Safety this Summer
- Prepare for Sun Safety – That means packing a water bottle or portable bowl that the dog can drink out of to stay hydrated. Remember to also limit your pets exercise and time outside on extremely hot days, and NEVER leave your pet in a car. We also have a pet sunscreen. I especially like to apply sunscreen to Marley’s ears to keep them from burning. Do not use human sunscreen on your pet as it can be toxic.
- Keep Them Busy– In the summer, you can spend a lot of time in the car when you’re on a road trip, so it’s important to keep your pet busy. Purina Busy Bone Dog Treats can keep your pet occupied in the car. We also keep Marley’s favorite toys with him to play with.
- Tummy Troubles– Travel with a probiotic for your pet. You never know what may upset their stomachs when you aren’t home. We like to be prepared with Purina Pro Plan Fortiflora. It’s a dog probiotic supplement that manages a pet’s digestive track, making traveling so much easier and stress free.
- Pet Safety Card– If we travel we keep our pet safety card on hand with all our pet’s information. Our dog is also microchipped so he can find his way home if he’s ever lost or separated from us.
There are many factors that can impact a pet’s health and safety in the summer months, from what they eat, how they handle the heat, to reducing anxiety in high-stress situations. The pet experts at Purina can help pet owners prepare for a variety of scenarios they may encounter as the weather warms up. In fact, Purina has more than 500 pet behaviorists, veterinarians and nutritionists on staff who understand and care about the health, safety and overall wellness of all pets. That’s why they are educating pet owners through helpful advice and expertise to make the most out of the summer months with our pets.
Do you plan for summer with your pets?