Whether it’s scheduling a dentist appointment or calling the pest control company, we all need reminders from time to time. However, when it comes to the rising temps of Texas summers, no one can afford to forget the importance of staying cool.
Unfortunately, pets don’t have the luxury of making adjustments for their own comfort. Instead, they rely on us to protect their safety and wellbeing. Let the experts at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital offer up some tips to prevent heat stroke in pets this summer.
For Your Consideration
Heat stroke in pets can sneak up on you, which is why (among other reasons) it’s critical to know the signs. Animals accustomed to playing or exercising outdoors have to scale back their efforts, but all animals are susceptible to the effects of being in direct sunlight. Brachycephalic breeds (i.e., flat-faced), senior pets, kittens/puppies, overweight/obese animals, and ailing pets are all at higher risk. Continue…
Landscaping is a huge industry. Homeowners look to increase their property value and “curb appeal” by planting a variety of shrubs, bushes, and trees. Those shopping for homes are usually drawn in by thoughtful borders, healthy hedges, and colorful flowers. But for all the work behind this endeavor, pets are usually the last to be informed of a plant’s potential for toxicity.
Pet safety is a huge concern all year round, but as the weather shifts to longer, hotter days, animals tend to spend more time outside. Is your backyard a safe haven or could it contain one (or more) potential sources for pet poisoning?
Valentine’s Day is all about love, and who’s more deserving than our animal companions? Through thick and thin, they bring us smiles, warm-fuzzies, and joy in so many ways. This is why we believe pets deserve our full attention to their safety and security during this holiday (and all year long!).
The team at Ten West wants to highlight Valentine’s Day pet safety since there are a few hidden dangers you may not be expecting. From toxic treats to poisonous plants, we have the scoop on how to protect your sweetie while celebrating Cupid’s holiday.