Summer is fast approaching and it’s a time when dogs have fun romping around outside. Aa your dog plays outdoors make sure you are aware of your dogs surroundings. Make sure they play in either a safely fenced in yard or otherwise play area such as a dog park. We know we love seeing our dogs happy off leash but if not in a prescribed area it’s not only against the law it can be dangerous to your dog. Unsupervised off leash can spell trouble for your dog.
PLANTS ARE POISONOUS TO YOUR DOG
Many are not aware that summer flowers and plants can be toxic to your dog. Many common plants can cause vomiting, diarrhea, seizures and more. Plants such as Tulips, Azaleas, Daffodils and others can be quite poisonous to your dog. For a complete list of plants and their affects on dogs go here.
So be aware of what plants your dog is around, especially is they’re known to eat grass and flowers. If you’re not sure what your dog has eaten and they are exhibiting unusual symptoms call your vet immediately.
BE AWARE OF HEAT
Playing outside mid day in the summer can be equally dangerous for your dog. Make sure your dog has plenty of water and shade to rest in if outside on a hot day. In high heat walk or play with your dog early and/or late in the day. Panting in summer is natural but excess panting and lethargy is not. If you dog is exhibiting this contact your vet immediately.
And make sure you don’t leave your pet in a hot car. This should be obvious but each year people do it and puts suffer for it. If you must leave them in your car don’t leave them long, open the windows sufficiently and park in the shade.
These are just a few tops to keeping your dog safe and healthy this summer.