Summertime With Pets: Your Survival Guide

Summertime With Pets: Your Survival Guide

When warm temperatures emerge, there are some steps that need to be taken to ensure your dog or cat remains happy and healthy. If your pet is displaying any type of difficulty that requires medical intervention, contact Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C. in Johnston to meet with our veterinarian for an assessment for proper pet care at our animal hospital. Here is some information on how to survive summer with your pet.

Provide Protection Against Parasites

During the summer months, parasites like ticks and fleas become more abundant outdoors. For this reason, it is important to provide your pet with protection to keep parasites from causing them difficulties. A trip to our vet is all that is needed for proper protection. Our veterinarian will conduct an evaluation of your pet's health and provide you with options to keep parasites off their body throughout the warmer season.

Keep On Top Of Hydration

Your pet will require constant monitoring to keep them from dealing with heat exhaustion when the temperature rises. Make sure to put out plenty of bowls of water so your dog or cat always has hydration within reach. If you need to leave your home, bring along water bottles and a bowl so your pet is able to drink when needed.

Know The Signs Of A Possible Problem

There are a few signs that indicate your pet is dealing with a summer-related problem that requires a trip to our veterinarian for assistance. If your pet has a rash, raised bumps on their skin, or visible fleas or ticks within their fur, parasite eradication is needed. If your dog or cat is panting non-stop, is looking for a source of water constantly, becomes lethargic or acts as if they are having trouble keeping upright, they may be suffering from pet dehydration.

Give Rush Animal Care Clinic P.C. in Johnston a call to make an appointment or to alert our veterinarian of an emergency situation. Our animal hospital can be reached at 515-270-2240 if your pet requires an assessment for medical care during the summer.

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