When you bring home a new pet there are many responsibilities that go along with it. Especially during the summer months when the temperatures get really hot outside. Your new pet is like a baby and needs to be treated as such. As he or she gets older you should still consider them a baby because they depend on you for love and care. Here are a few summer pet care tips that you will need to know in order to care for your new friend.
Tip #1- Exercise your pet in the early morning or late evening hours when its cooler. Playing fetch or simply going for a walk is great exercise for you and your pet to do together. If you start to get hot then your pet probably is also and that means its time to go back indoors.
Tip #2- Never leave your pet in the car. Temperature in a car can rise to 120 degrees in just a few minutes. If your pet is left in the car it will become a dangerous situation for them. Pets can suffer from heat stroke, heat exhaustion and may even die. This is something no one wants to happen to their pet. It’s best to leave your pet at home where it’s cool and safe.
Tip #3- Watch out for plants and fertilizers that could harm your pet. During the summer plants are placed around for looks and fertilizers are put down for many reasons. Some plants and fertilizers have chemicals that could harm or kill your pet. Here is a list of the different plants and fertilizers that can harm your pet. If you suspect your pet may have been poisoned you can visit the ASPCA web site for help. They have a number you can call for answers to any questions you may have.
Tip# 4- Provide plenty of water, food and shade for your pet at all times.