Tips for keeping your pet safe

Here are some tips from the Humane Society of the United States on keeping your pet well in the summer and year-round:

  • On hot days, limit your pet’s exercise to the early morning or evening hours. Also, keep in mind that the hot asphalt can burn your pet’s paws.

  • Teach your dog how to get out of your pool. Like people, many dogs like cooling off in pools. Even if your dog can swim, tragedy can occur if he/she does not know how to exit the pool. This can be prevented by showing your pooch how to enter the pool via the stairs and guiding him or her back out. Never leave your pet unattended around a pool.
  • Make sure that your pet is always wearing a collar with an updated identification tag. Even if your pet has an implanted microchip, many animal shelters and humane societies may not have a universal scanner that can read every brand of microchip.
  • When you take your pet along on a car ride, use a pet safety harness. If an accident were to occur, a pet safety harness can ensure that every passenger is protected.
  • If your dog must ride in the back of a pick-up truck, make sure that he or she is in a crate that is secured to the bed of the truck. If you were to suddenly hit the brakes, swerve or be hit by a car, it could result in serious injury not only to your pet, but also to other drivers.
  • Don’t take pets to crowded summer events such as concerts or fairs. The loud noises and crowds combined with the heat can be stressful and dangerous for pets.

For suggestions on pet safety, go to www.hsus.org/pets

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