While we are always worried about your dog’s safety during our pet transportation service, sometimes, accidents can happen in your home or at a family weekend getaway. During spring activities leading to summer, there are many dangers concerning your pet. Find out how to keep your dog protected while staying hot in the sun.
The National Fire Prevention Association states that 3 feet apart is an adequate distance for your pet when near a grill or fire. If your dog likes to get too close to the flames, practice training your pup to stay away by making them sit three feet away. If they get too close, move them back and reward them with a treat or toy. It’s better to be safe than sorry, so you won’t cause your pet any unnecessary pain.
Along with fires, it’s important to remember that dogs should not eat chocolate. Chocolate has theobromine, and it causes toxic effects in dogs like seizures and other medical complications. Depending on your pup’s size, theobromine in small amounts may not affect them, but it’s still not a fantastic idea to feed them anything with this molecule. So, feed your human friends all the chocolate they want but never give it to your fur friends.
If your pup likes to swim, it’s still important to make sure they stay safe in the water. If you are spending time in a lake, it’s important to:
If you have all the basics covered, you are ready to spend the fun day with your dog in the lake!
Do you know your dog is not always enthusiastic about the sun? Depending on the breed, some dogs prefer cooler weather. If a dog spends too much time in the sun, it can develop skin conditions or even worse, cancer. Dogs that have lighter colors are more prone to developing skin conditions. If your dog has sensitive skin, purchase dog-safe sunscreen for your awesome pup. Remember to watch for these signs to make sure your dog is not overheated:
Be aware of the signs to verify that your pup is not suffering.
Make sure to keep your pup secure this summer. If you are looking for a reliable pet transport company, ATW has got you covered. Look at our pet transportation blogs to see what we offer.
Along with this, in 2021, we are offering pet air charter flights. So, let’s welcome spring and summer with open arms!