Summer is here, which means it's time to start enjoying the water activities. If you have dogs, they may want to get involved in the fun, as well. Unfortunately, not all dogs are as safe in the water as you might think. In fact, water poses serious risks for some dogs, especially those with thick fur, or heavier bodies. For those breeds, falling in a pool can spell disaster. Now that summer is here, take care to protect your dogs from accidental drowning.
Going on a road trip with your dog can be a special bonding experience and a fun adventure, but it also requires special planning and preparation. Without preparing your car and your dog, your road trip will quickly become stressful for both yourself and your pup. Here are five tips for a safe and comfortable road trip with your dog:
Have a Vet Check-Up
Scheduling a vet check-up before you leave on your road trip will give you peace of mind, knowing your dog is in good health, up-to-date on shots, and doesn't have any illnesses or conditions that will make him uncomfortable on the road.
It can be hard for cat owners to recognize the signs and symptoms that their cat isn't feeling well. Unfortunately, one of these symptoms is if your cat is overly interested in drinking water. While some cats love drinking and playing with water from the time that they're kittens, an increase in drinking isn't a good thing. Read on to learn what this could indicate your cat is experiencing.
Hydration is Good, But…
Young cats typically do a good job of taking care of their claws, making sure to scratch surfaces to sharpen and trim their claws regularly. However, as cats age, this behavior can become less common, and cats can develop ingrown claws. Ingrown claws pose a serious risk to a cat's health, especially if they're elderly. Read on to learn more about ingrown claws and what you can do to prevent them from happening to your older cat.
Summer is right around the corner. It's time to start planning the outdoor activities. If you're planning on including your dog in your summer fun, you'll need to take some special precautions. Dogs love getting out for summer activities. However, outdoor activities can pose hazards for your pet. Before you head out this summer, here are some tips you should follow to keep your dog safe.
Bring the Shade
Even if you're going somewhere that has plenty of trees, your dog may not be able to get cool enough.