Hidden Dangers Summer Can Bring to Pets


Pets enjoy the summertime; after all, warmer weather does mean more time spent outdoors. While we want to give our pets the freedom to have fun, it’s important to take precaution. The truth is that there are quite a few health hazards you, as a pet parent, need to be on the lookout for.

Related: How Owning a Pet Makes You Healthier

First and foremost, the higher the temperature outside, the more you need to do everything you can to protect your pet from a heatstroke. According to the Humane Society, if your pet is suffering from a heatstroke you should move him or her into the shade or air conditioned area, then apply cold towels or icepacks to their head, neck and chest. Make sure they drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubs, then take him/her directly to the veterinarian.

Other precautions you should take include watching your pet closely around pools, never leaving them alone in a parked vehicle, avoiding walking them on hot asphalt, and keeping them away from toxic plants and flowers.


Hidden Dangers Summer Can Bring to Pets


More Readings

15 Table Foods That Your Pet Can Safely Eat

Summer Dangers That Can Kill You

The World’s Best Pet-Pampering Hotels

Let's Be Friends. Follow The Active Times on Facebook!

Most Recent

10 Signs You May Need to See a Therapist
If you or someone know are struggling with any of the following symptoms, it might be worth seeking professional help
The Best Time to Visit Iceland & 49 Other Hot Travel Destinations
Don’t ruin your well-deserved vacation by going at the wrong time
You Should Visit These Spots Now That the Crowds Have Left
Tourists have left these top spots, but good weather still hasn’t