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Seasonal Pet Concerns

Summer time Safety Tips for Pets

1.  Summertime means fun in the sun…but make sure your pet is always protected! When you spend time at the beach, lake, or pool, ensure your pet doesn’t ingest water. Chlorinated water and ocean water can be dangerous for consumption. We also recommend that if you take your pet with you on a boat ride, make sure you have a lifejacket for them as well!

2.  Summertime means cookouts, but it’s so important to make sure our pets are safe at these events! When you’re at a cookout, there are so many dangers they can encounter, from barbecue ribs and corn-on-the-cob which can cause choking hazards, to grills which can tip over and cause burn injuries. The team at Dansville Animal Hospital recommends that you give your pet their own place to lie down during picnics and barbecues. This offers them an opportunity to stay out of the action and relax.

3.  Do you have a swimming pool in your backyard? Make sure to follow all safety precautions when it comes to pools and pets. This includes keeping your pool deck gated and locked to keep your pet from going by the pool unattended. When you are hanging out by the pool, use extra caution when allowing your pet to swim. Ensure they’re always being watched to prevent drowning. Consumption of chlorinated water can also be extremely dangerous to them! Have questions about pool safety?  Please call us if you have any questions.