Stay Out of the Heat, and Other Tips for Summer Pet Safety

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The hottest day on record in San Antonio was September 5, 2011. At 111 degrees Fahrenheit, life sort of…stood still. 

While that was some time ago, San Antonio residents are all too familiar with summer heat in excess of 100 degrees, a temperature that feels worse when combined with extreme humidity. We manage, though, because we know how to take extra care of ourselves in the heat. Pets, on the other hand, don’t know when to slow down and rest, which could lead to serious heat-related issues.

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How Can I Keep My Pet Healthy?

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From lizards and rats to dogs and cats, all pets deserve to live healthy, happy lives with their human companions. Your pet relies on you each and every day to provide what she needs to feel her best, so our experts at Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital have compiled some basic principles of pet care to help you on your pet parenting journey!

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Pet Dental Care: Worth More Than Fresh Breath

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Understanding your pet’s overall health can be as simple as looking inside his or her mouth. While a long, healthy life depends on factors such as nutrition, disease prevention, and exercise, it can also hinge on the state of your pet’s teeth and gums.

With routine exams, professional cleanings, and at-home brushing, your pet can avoid serious health issues. Want to learn more about pet dental care? Look no further!

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