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Summertime Pet Safety

Brown Dog Standing on Sand Dune with Tongue Out

We’d like to take this opportunity to share a few summertime safety tips for your pets.

  • When playing outdoors, make sure your pet has plenty of clean, fresh water and a shade for resting. If you notice excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor, or collapse, these are signs of heatstroke

     and should be attended to immediately.

  • It’s best to keep pets indoors during peak periods of heat; and never leave them alone in a parked automobile.

  • It’s also a good idea to leave pets at home if you’re attending an event that includes fireworks, as they can present a variety of dangers to furry friends.

  • For added peace of mind, ask us about microchipping; this increases the likelihood of finding pets who wander away from home while playing outdoors

Thank you for relying on Southwest Animal Clinic.