Dog Days of Summer Safety

Dog Days of Summer Safety

Today is officially the first day of summer!

Woohoo!

While you’re enjoying the hot,hazy, lazy, sunny days of summer, lets not forget the importance of protecting our pets and pet safety!

This is the first in a series of six weekly posts highlighting Summer Safety Tips for Pets

 Tip #1

No Hot Dogs in Cars!

The only place a “hot dog” belongs is on a plate at a BBQ or picnic!

Dog Days of Summer Safety

Hot dogs belong on your humans picnic plate – Not in a car!

Never, ever, leave your dog alone in a car, even for a minute, even for a quick errand, even with the windows down!

Temperatures in cars quickly rise to extreme, unsafe and even deadly conditions.

Take it from this pug, we are much happier at home where its cool and safe.

Ask you veterinarian what the symptoms of heatstroke in pets are, and contact your veterinarian immediately if you ever suspect heatstroke in your pet.

 

What fun and cool activities would your dog rather do than be waiting in a hot car?

Miss Edie the Pug likes keeping cool by watching the squirrels out the window, playing with her toys and occasionally chasing her cats 😉

 

This is a sponsored post to help bring awareness to summer safety in pets. 
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Author: Kelly Harding & Edie The Pug

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  1. Its such common sense but people still do it, I do not drive so have no problem, and when too hot I leave her at home or if we are going out I make sure she has lots of water to keep her cool, plus on hot days if we in the park or beach I have a canopy for her 🙂

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  2. The more animal lovers can push this info out, the better! Somehow people still leave dogs in their hot cars even though you’d never want to do that to yourself!

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    • It’s so important for the safety of our pets to keep reminding and informing pet owners about the dangers of hot cars

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  3. Thanks for the great reminder. It amazes me that some people still try to leave the dog in the car in the summer…

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    • Sounds like a great option Mr. N!

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  4. So important- we just shared some tips too because you wouldn’t believe it, but my friend in LA had to rescue a dog from a locked car (with police and Humane Society) outside a store earlier this week. The person thought it was OK as they left the windows open slightly but my friend watched the dog, went in and asked the store to page, came back out and the dog has passed out as was over 100′. The dog was OK but we all need to spread the word on safety.

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    • A cracked or open window is not enough to keep a dog or pet cool in a parked car! I’m so happy your friend alerted someone to get the dog the help it needed!

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  5. That seems like such a common sense thing, yet so many people don’t get it. Very sad… I have called the police a couple of times in the past when owners could not be found in shopping centers.

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    • It does seem like common sense, but people need to be educated and reminded each and every year.

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  6. I rarely take my dogs out. We live in FL and it’s brutal. Three of my dogs are seniors…two are mastiffs and like pugs, they just need to stay out of the heat.

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  7. A great reminder!! It gets so hot in cars so fast – and what seems like a quick trip is often just too long. Our pups would rather sit on the back of our sofa, safely inside, peering out the big bay window and bark at the squirrels! 🙂

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    • I agree! It’s no fun to go for a car ride just to be left alone. It’s more fun – and safe, to stay home in comfort and guard the house from those pesky squirrels!

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