3131 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 | Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Ph: 602-955-5757 | [email protected]

3131 E. Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016 | Mon - Fri: 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM | Sat: 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Ph: 602-955-5757 | [email protected]

Hot Weather Hazards: Safety Tips for Pets

Did you know dogs and cats can suffer heat stroke? Sun burn? Read our safety tips below to keep your pet safe in the summer heat.

  • WATER WOES: Not all water is good for dogs to be around:
    • Never leave your pet unattended when around water. Not all dogs can swim, despite urban legend.
    • Pond, lake or stream swimming is usually OK for VACCINATED pets to wade or swim in, with the exception of:
    • Water with visible algae, oil, or other substance on the surface.
    • Ponds/streams that show up after a heavy rain, and are composed mostly of run-off water.
    • Waterways that are congested with boats.

And if you plan on taking your pet for a boat ride, be sure they’re wearing a life vest, too.HOME SWEET HOME:  It’s tempting to take your dog with you when you are hiking, out for a jog or running errands. But the reality is: it’s better to leave them at home, in the A/C, during Arizona’s hot summer months.

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