Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Summer Tips for Pets

I hope you’re enjoying some carefree summer days.  While you do, please keep the safety and comfort of your pet in mind.

Getty Images
With the summer sizzle here this weekend, it brings to mind the safety of our little friends.  So, here are a few simple do’s and don’ts for pooches and kitties.

 This makes me mad as heck.  Never ever, even for a minute, leave your dog or cat in your car unattended.  During the summer, even with the windows open, the inside of a vehicle will heat up like an oven.  Within a minute or two your pet could suffer a fatal heat stroke.  As a rule, animals with flat faces such as Persian cats and Pugs have a more difficult time breathing and are more susceptible to heat stroke.

There are many summer safeguards for pets on the ASPCA website.

 

Doctor Lila Miller, an ASPCA veterinarian says pets can get dehydrated quickly.  Make sure they have access to plenty of clean, fresh water and a comfortable place to stay in the shade.

July 4th is just a few days away.  That means fireworks.  We love ‘em.  Dogs and cats don’t.  Dogs, in particular, are afraid of loud noises including thunderstorms.  If your canine becomes upset, try petting him or her with some calming words.  If that doesn’t do the job speak with your veterinarian about prescribing a mild tranquilizer.

I hope these tips will help you and your best friend to enjoy a safe and happy summer!

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!