Fun in the Sun: 10 Awesome Games to Play with Your Dog This Summer

When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, most of us want to get outside and enjoy some R&R. Our pets are also more than happy to tag along and have fun with some outdoor recreation. But how do you keep your pet occupied and active during the summer months, without getting bored with the same-old, same-old? These amazing games, that’s what! 

The team at Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital is committed to your pet’s activity needs and these games to play with your dog this summer are the perfect solution. 

10 Fun Games to Play with Your Dog This Summer

Along with daily walks, playing games with your pet can help keep them active, in good shape, and mentally challenged. Summertime gives us more opportunity to do things under the sun, enjoying fresh air with our favorite doggos. Here are our top 10 choices for energetic games.

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Kiss of Death: Chagas Disease in Dogs

Texans are no strangers to bugs. Big, small, and in between, they are a part of life here in the south. Many of them are harmless, but others can be the bearers of serious trouble.

Kissing, or assassin, bugs are one of those critters that we want pet owners to worry about. The bite of this insect can carry an infection that is one to avoid. Chagas Disease in dogs is something that Ten West Bird & Animal Hospital wants Texan pet owners should know about.

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All Going Swimmingly: Swimming Safety for Dogs

We are excited to dive into summer – into lakes, rivers, and pools, that is. And, we know quite a few dogs who are just as excited as we are! Although we may think of them as natural swimmers, the truth is that not all dogs know how to swim.

Whether your dog already knows how to swim or you’re not sure if she’s a water dog, every dog can benefit from a few swimming lessons. So as we get closer to summer, Ten West Bird and Animal Hospital is focusing on swimming safety for dogs!

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