1. Never leave your pet in the car, even for a short amount of time.
2. Don’t let your pet drink from puddles on the street, which could contain harmful chemicals like antifreeze.
3. How would you feel about walking barefoot on asphalt during peak summer hours? Your dog’s feet are sensitive to heat too. So protect his feet with booties or walk only in the mornings and evenings, when temperatures are cooler.
4. Make sure Fido has lots of water at all times.
5. Pets can get sunburned too! Keep your pet out of the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. if possible. Rub a bit of sunblock on unprotected areas like the tips of ears, skin around the lips, and tip of the nose.
Think Weather.com is just for finding the forecast? Think again. Weather Channel Interactive allows you to create a Personal Petcast, which provides a local two-day forecast that includes the dog comfort index, best suggested times to walk your pet, and mosquito activity level. Other available features include flea activity maps, weather maps, and a dog care guide.
If you’re looking for unique, handmade pet products, Etsy.com is the place to go. From clothing to collars to beds and custom portraits, this artisan community website has something for everyone. If you buy from an EFA (Etsy for Animals) member, a percentage of the sale will be donated to an animal charity.
The maximum speed of a sprinting house cat is 31 miles an hour.
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