Tips & tools to keep your dog and cat safe in the summer heat! [Infographic]
A special guest post by Kristen Seymour
Summer? It’s when you get out and about with your animals. You take them to the park, you take them on trips, you just spend time with them outside, even in your own yard. But you also have to understand that warm weather conditions can be stressful for your pets in a lot of ways.
For example, think about your pet when it’s hot. A dog may start panting in what seems like an uncontrollable manner. That may be just one sign that they’re suffering from stress related to the temperatures or humidity. Those conditions may also accelerate and end up with more severe symptoms, such as seizures and vomiting.
Of course, the biological makeup of animals engenders a lot of this stress in warm weather. Think about it: They’re covered in fur. They can’t open the fridge and grab a glass full of ice and add water in order to soothe themselves. So here’s help about what to look for and what to do in hot weather.
Kristen Seymour brought her passion for both pets and writing to the online space nearly a decade ago, working as an editor at AOL’s Paw Nation and then Vetstreet.com. She’s also a regular contributor to HealthyPet Magazine. Additionally, Seymour covers fitness, food and healthy (and yes, sometimes pets!) on her Fit Bottomed Girls website and podcast. Based in sunny Sarasota, Florida, Seymour shares her office with her husband and a small menagerie of rescue pets: a snuggly senior Lab mix, a mouthy hound mix and a cat who loves to be petted exactly seven times—but never eight.
Did you like this post and infographic? Have you learned any new tips to keep your fur kids safe? Learn more in depth by visiting John Moore Services or clicking the infographic above.
Also, are you familiar with water intoxication in dogs and how to avoid it? No? Then you should also check out this other infographic post to help keep your dogs safe.
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