Keep Your Pets Safe in the Summer Heat

Feb 13, 2024

Summer is upon us! It’s hot and humid out there. Keep your pets safe and cool.

Never Leave Your Pet in the Car

Not even for a few minutes! The inside of a vehicle can quickly soar past 100 degrees, which can quickly lead to heatstroke, or far worse. You’ve heard the horror stories.

Water, Water Everywhere

Pets are highly prone to dehydration during the summer, especially the active ones who love to run and play.

Dehydration can be fatal. Make sure your pet has plenty of water, and shade, while outdoors.

SPF Isn’t Just for People

Yes, dogs can get sunburn and skin cancer, especially those with light, short hair. Applying sunscreen will protect your pooch. But remember: Sunscreens made for people are not safe for pets. Use one made specifically for animals, and call us at (919) 471-0308 for a quick consultation before you slather it on your fur baby.

Dive In

A kiddie pool is a great way to keep your dog cool—and entertained! Dogs who love water will love it even more during the hot summer. Splashing around is fun for your fur baby and the whole family.

Treat Your Pet

a dog licking a popsicle

Yums! Staying cool can be fun.

A frozen treat hits the spot! Try simple veggie or chicken broth, wet food, or treats mixed with water and frozen into fun cubes.

Here are a few great recipes for pupsicles and catsicles that will keep your fur babies cool and happy.

Prevention Is Key

Mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks are threats year-round in Durham and especially in the summer. These parasites carry heartworms, tapeworms, Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, and so many more awful things.

Monthly parasite prevention saves lives. It’s an investment in the best life for your pet! We offer numerous options that are all effective and safe.

Make sure your pet is on life-saving prescription prevention! Call us at (919) 471-0308 if you need an annual wellness visit or to refill your pet’s medication.

We’re a Fear Free hospital because Fear Free is best medicine.