3. Nature’s Disasters
If you’re going out hiking with your four-legged friend, be aware of spiders and snakes that can deliver a painful, or in some cases, a deadly bite. While some people believe that rattlesnakes are more active at certain times of the day, the truth is they’re a danger at almost any time. Be on the lookout for possible threats when you’re out on the trail with your pet.
Also when hiking and walking outdoors, when you’re applying sunscreen, you might consider your pet’s sensitive skin. Those with shorter, lighter colored hair and skin are especially susceptible to a painful sunburn. You can usually find animal-friendly sunscreen at major pet stores, but if you’re having trouble locating one, check out the ingredients on those designed for use on children. Be careful to avoid those containing zinc as this ingredient is toxic for animals.
With a little extra care, love and attention, we can all safely enjoy the summer months with our pets. Have fun beating the heat with your four-legged best friend this year.
Wishing you safe walks.
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