Tips For Keeping Your Pets Cool This Summer

by Mackenzie Stasko on May 28, 2013 at 6:24 am

One of the things you should do with the summer months coming is to take your pet to the vet and get them a complete exam. Since it’s flea and tick season, it’s also a good idea to make sure you have treatment ready.

"Other things are, if you’re dog travels with you, it’s never a good idea to leave them in the car. Your car gets really hot very quickly and you make think you’re going into the store for just a couple minutes and before you know it, you’ve been in their 15 minutes and that heat can be very dangerous to the dogs," said Jody Murray, Executive Director of The Animal Shelter in Muskingum County.

Some other suggestions to help your pets beat the heat are to make sure they have plenty of fresh water and if you keep them outside, make sure they have shade or a box to go into.

"If they’ve put on a heavy winter coat for the winter, maybe be brushing them out or take them to the groomer and have them groomed just to help keep them cooler."

Murray says since cat’s aren’t typically groomed, you can just brush them to help take off some of their winter coat.