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Hot Weather Tips for Pets
We are in the summer months of the year here in Arizona
where we need to watch and take precautions to keep our pets safe from the heat.
Water & Shade is a must
Water needs to be available at all times. Recommend that the
water be changed daily to make sure it stays at a cooler temperature, or better
yet place some ice cubes in the water. If the water is outside, keep the water
container in a shady area of the yard. Using a larger container will help too. Pets can get dehydrated quickly, so give
them plenty of fresh, clean water when it's hot outdoors. Make sure your pets
have a shady place to get out of the sun. Be careful to not exercise them
during the hottest part of the day between 10 am – 4 pm or even later as the
asphalt can stay hot longer, the dogs are closer to the asphalt too. The pads
can protect their feet but only to a point. The dog’s pads can burn, peel, they
can get very raw and even blistered. The black bed liner of a truck is just as
bad.Please keep them indoors when it's
extremely hot. Getting over heated can lead to a fatal heat stroke. Breeds
with shorter noses (such as Pugs, Shi Tzus, Pekingese, Bulldogs and Boxers) as
well as very young and senior dogs are especially vulnerable
Pets love to go
for a ride
If the temperature is 70 or over please leave them at home
if you are making a stop somewhere.The
temperature rises way too fast in a parked car and can lead to a fatal heat
stroke. Refer to the chart below.
Happy Pets Pet Sitting Service will continue to write more Hot
Weather Safety Tip on their Facebook page.
Yes, I said Rats. They make awesome pets and are clean.Most Rats do not bite, compared to a hamster
or gerbil, in the past I have had pet rats and mostly just one rat at a time. I
used to keep the rat in a 10 Gal aquarium which I find out is wrong. The rat
would just lie in the Aquarium all day and looked depressed. Times have changed
for the better for the rat. I started reading and doing research. Rats are
sociable. Always have at least two Rats together, same sex of course or you
will have many more unless they are neutered. Rats like to run and play with
each other and their toys. Homemade toys are the best and are cheap.
Housing:First let me
talk about housing for the Rats. Please don’t keep them in an aquarium. The air
does not circulate in them to well and the ammonia builds up quickly from their
urine and will cause the rats to have upper respiratory infections. Rats are
clean; they clean themselves daily like a cat. They also can be litter box trained.
Homemade cages can be b…
Fall has arrived with the arrival from the storm from the Hurricane that came up as a tropical storm from Baja Mexico. The cold windy, rain weather is sticking around. Looks like we are even in for more rain. This cooler weather is fully welcome after the unusually hot summer we had in the area.
To help your pets adjust and to be protected from the change of weather I thought listing tips to help out pets adjust to the cooler temperatures may help.
1. Winter Check up: a Veterinarian wellness exam for our older pets to make sure they are healthy and ready for another winter. Arthritis and age plays a key part in keeping our pets healthy.
2. Know their Limits: Just like people it depends on their age, health condition. When the temperature drops below 45 degrees Fahrenheit our pets feel the cold like we do. It does not mater if it a Dog, Cat or horse, if they are up in age and arthritic they need assistance to keep warm and pain free.