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Keeping your pet protected in the heat is very important. Whether you have a dog, cat, horse or box turtle you want to make sure they are healthy and hydrated and comfortable, especially during the warm summer months. Providing clean water is a preliminary steps, but there are equally important tips you should keep in mind including providing proper pet shade. Taking your pet to the vet for a spring check-up assures you they are in good health before the things heat up. Your vet can also prescribe flea and tick medication for the upcoming months when pesky summer insects come out.
Light hair trimming is fine for dogs and cats (but we advise against completely shaving your pet, as this makes their skin susceptible to sun damage). Pets should always have a shady rest area to relax when they are outdoors. Make sure you follow these tips along with knowing what the warning signs for overheating in pets (weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, etc) looks like. Preparedness is the key to a fun and safe summer for everyone.