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Posted on 07-03-2014

When the weather is hot outside, you can bet that your pet will be dealing with many of the same summertime complaints that you have - and maybe even more. We are very often asked about good summer pet care tips for pets, especially at this time of year, so we have decided to devote today's blog to this subject.

Top Summer Pet Care Tips

Watch the Water: A very important part of summer pet care is monitoring your pet's water intake. Make sure that they are drinking the water you put out, and don't forget to replace the water every day. Test the water to make sure it's cool enough. The simple way to do so is to do a finger test and decide if it would be cool enough for you to drink. If not, then you need to get cooler water or add ice cubes to bring down the temperature of the water. Always keep water out of the sun and make sure that your pet has easy access to it at all times.

Keep Up Heartworm Treatment: Regardless of the type of heartworm treatment that you do, make sure that you keep up a regular schedule for it. Try to schedule the heartworm treatment for the same day every month to make it easy!

Flea and Tick Control: Hotter weather means more crawly critters that might try to take up residence on your pet. Remember to keep up the flea and tick control on the same day every month to keep them at bay.

Walk Later or Earlier: With the summer sun being pretty uncomfortable at times, you might want to try to confine any walks to the evening or the early morning. This will allow you and your pet to walk in comfort and can reduce the risk of heat overexposure.

Our Veterinarian in Canton Welcomes You and Your Pets

As your veterinarian in Canton, we always welcome new pet patients as well as established ones. Please feel free to set up an appointment to make sure you are summer ready with your pet!

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