Pierre Says…Summer Heat Safety Tips

Meet Pierre our Pet of the Month! Pierre is a Bengal. He loves playing with his 1 year old brother and is the cuddliest cat ever. He was toilet trained until he unfortunately broke his leg. Pierre wants to remind pet owners to be aware of the hazards that summer can bring for pets.

We all love spending the long, sunny days of summer outdoors with our furry companions, but being overeager in hot weather can spell danger. To prevent your pet from overheating, take these simple precautions provided by ASPCA experts:

  • Visit the vet for a spring or early-summer checkup.
  • Hydrate your pet
  • Know the symptoms of overheating 
  • Never leave your animals alone in the car (see infographic below)
  • Do not leave pets unsupervised around a pool
  • Keep all unscreened windows or doors in your home closed,
  • Never shave your dog- The layers of dogs’ coats protect them from overheating and sunburn
  • Don’t let your dog linger on hot asphalt
  • Keep pesticides and poison out of your pet’s reach
  • Remember that food and drink commonly found at barbecues can be poisonous to pets.
  • never use fireworks around pets.

Click here to read more information from the ASPCA.