5 Summer Dangers for Pets

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5 Summer Dangers for Pets

    1. Sun & Heat

Pets can become dehydrated quickly. Know the signs of overheating:
– Excessive panting
– Increased heart rate
– Weakness

Make sure your pet has access to fresh water and a shady or air conditioned place.

    2. Fireworks & Thunderstorms

1 of 5 pets goes missing after being scared by loud noises, so keep them in a quiet, secure area at home. If your pet does go missing, download the ASPCA app for a free step-by-step tool kit to help find your pet: ASPCAapp.org

    3. Parties & Barbecues

Make sure your pet can’t get into human food especially:
– grapes
– onions
– avocado
– chocolate
– alcoholic drinks

    4. Toxic Chemicals

These are toxic so keep them away from your pets:
– Insecticides
– Insect repellents
– Sunscreen
– Citronella products
– Glow sticks

    5. Hot Cars

Don’t leave your pet in the car! Even with the windows cracked. A car’s temperature can reach 100o in 10 minutes on an 85o day.