As we Kick off the New Year, there are some potential hazards around that could affect you pet. Remember these tips to make sure your pet also has a Happy New Year!
Pets can overheat VERY easily. Always make sure your pet has access to substantial shade and plenty of fresh water. Never exercise your pet in the heat of the day, either go very early in the morning or wait until the sun has gone down and NEVER leave your pet in your car, even if it is just for a few minutes. A 25 degree day can lead to an inside car temperature of near 50 degrees in just 30 minutes.
All those parasites are out and about at this warmer time of the year. Fleas, flies, disease carrying mosquitoes and parasite ticks want to party with your pet so you need to be on top of prevention. Prevention is easy - just ask us!
The warmer weather means snakes may be out enjoying the sunshine. Take care walking your dog - especially around areas of water, in parks, reserves or near long grass. Curious cats are also at risk. Keep an eye on your pet when they are outside!
Signs of snake bite include dilated pupils, drooling, trembling and collapse.