We’ve entered the season of endless opportunities for outdoor fun. While many pets are content to hunker down at home, others are quite involved in all manner of activities. Swimming, hiking, and travelling are all worthwhile seasonal endeavors, but they can also place your pet at risk. But don’t worry – with some planning and preparation, your summer pet safety tactics will be successfully underway.
There are so many benefits to pet exercise, but that doesn’t mean it’s always fun. Sure, it helps to reduce behavioral problems, increase health and wellness, and build confidence, but if pet exercise isn’t fun, all parties involved can get bored. Don’t worry, everyone gets stuck. The good news is that pet exercise can be fun again, and with our fresh tips, it’s a guarantee.
Pet Exercise: First Things First
Before you change things up for your pet, we recommend a routine wellness exam. Once we’ve established that your pet’s breed, age, overall health, and lifestyle can withstand a change to the exercise routine, we’ll help you plan a new daily workout that leaves you both feeling good.
The heat is on, and the rising mercury means that our pets are at an increased risk for heat-related illness. Dehydration and heatstroke are no joke, and it’s up to us to protect our four-legged friends during the summer months. Besides providing plenty of fresh water and shade, and never leaving a pet in a parked car, chilled or frozen treats are a fun and tasty way to help pets keep cool.
The ideas for summer pet treats are nearly endless, and you are only limited by your imagination! The team at Oakhurst Veterinary Hospital came up with our favorite healthy options, sure to delight even the pickiest pet.