Summer is fun and relaxing for humans and animals alike. However, pet owners must take special measures for their animals’ safety and well-being during the warm summer months. And this summer promises to be every bit as scorching as last summer was. The following websites offer some additional perspective regarding how to best maintain your pet’s health and happiness this summer:
- With the summer months come ample opportunities for your pets to ingest harmful plants, fertilizers, and insecticides. The ASPCA lists some plants that are dangerous to pets.
- The warm weather also brings a multitude of potentially harmful insect interactions that may compromise your pet’s health. PetMD details the symptoms of Lyme disease in dogs and how to prevent this life-altering condition.
- From time to time, pet owners may need to house their animals in the temporary care of a kennel. WebMD lists the considerations of which owners should be mindful when selecting a pet daycare facility.
- Purina provides invaluable information regarding how pet owners should care for older animals.
- Until every animal is in the care of a loving home, the overpopulation of unwanted pets will continue to be a problem. The Humane Society explains why spaying or neutering your dog, cat, or rabbit is important.
Chastain Veterinary Medical Group believes that every animal has the right to a long and healthy life. We offer extended evening hours, early morning drop off and an extensive range of services to ensure the well-being of each of our patients. With two locations in the Dallas and McKinney areas we’re here to help with all your pet’s needs. Receive a $15 discount off pet boarding in the month of June! For more information, please call either Preston Road Animal Hospital in north Dallas at 877-296-5995 or call Meadow Brook Animal Hospital in McKinney at 972-439-1344.