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Keep Your Pet Cool This Summer

Summer Heat Warning!

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Hot weather poses many dangers to pets, including hyperthermia or heat stroke. Heat stroke most often occurs because a pet is left in a parked car, isn't provided with adequate shade and water, or is allowed to exercise too strenuously in hot weather. Follow these tips to keep your pet safe this summer:

  • NEVER leave your pet in a car. Even with the windows cracked or parked in the shade, the inside of a car can reach 120 degrees in minutes!
  • Dogs often don't know when to quit while they're having fun - it's our responsibility to limit their play in hot weather. Walk them only during cooler hours of the day.
  • Don't allow pets to walk on hot pavement where their feet can be burned.
  • Keep pets indoors during extreme heat. If they must be outdoors, be sure they are completely under shade.
  • Pets require more water to stay cool in summer. Keep water dishes full, fresh, and in the shade.
  • DON'T shave your pet's coat except for medical reasons. Your pet sheds its warm undercoat as temperatures rise, and its remaining outer coat protects its skin from the sun, insects, and dehydration.

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  • ""There are not enough words that can be said about these 3 lovely and blessed vets they have been so great to all of our furbabies. They are the most caring, loving and passionate vets you will ever find.""
    Brandy Klug
  • ""This office goes above and beyond. I call them frequently to ask silly questions and they do not make me feel stupid. They are always nice and do a great job. My cats were spayed there and they gave us plenty of instruction, material, and made sure that I knew I could call anytime. I give it a 10/10 for sure!""
    Casey Chitwood
  • ""The entire staff are loving and caring to my dogs and treat us like family. They listen and take their time to provide the best care for our fur babies and that’s all we can ever ask for.""
    Brandon Heimdale
  • ""I don't have enough positive words to describe these doctors and their staff! I've had to make some difficult decisions and they were with me at every turn. My fur babies are in the best possible hands with this group.""
    Kelly Sheperd Recter