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      Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League Shares Tips To Help

      Keep Your Pets Safe During The Dog Days Of Summer!

         Peggy Adams Animal Rescue League has a few        •  If  your  dog  is                            help bring body temperatures down. Just be cautious at the
      reminders and tips to help protect your furry friends from   a breed that gets                       beach, lake, or pool, as some dogs will drink large amounts
      the dog days of summer as the temperature heats up this   haircuts, shortening                       of water and make themselves vomit or cause electrolyte
      summer and pet food safety when entertaining.     your dog’s coat for                                imbalances that become a medical emergency.
         Having neighbors, friends, and family together for a   summer can help                               • If you suspect your dog is suffering from heatstroke,
      picnic, holiday celebration, or a big sports event is fun.   prevent overheating.                    fast action might save their life. Remove the dog from
      However, one preparation that may be overlooked is pet   However, be careful                         the hot area immediately, wet your pet with cool to room
      food safety when entertaining. Many foods can be toxic to   that your dog isn’t                      temperature water, and increase air movement around them
      pets, including onions, grapes, garlic, alcohol, caffeinated   shaved too short,                     with a fan. Do not use ice or very cold water – it can be
      beverages, chocolate, avocados, diet foods (containing   which can allow sunburn.                    counterproductive since cooling too quickly can trigger
      artificial sweeteners), and nuts. Bones are also dangerous      • Restrict exercise when temperatures soar, and be sure   other life-threatening conditions.
      because they can cause blockages or perforations if eaten.   you do not use a muzzle, as this will restrict a dog’s ability      It is also recommended to allow free access to water, but
      So, keep human foods and snacks out of reach! Instead,   to pant. Dogs pant to keep themselves cool; they do not   don’t force the animal to drink as they may inhale it or choke.
      have pet-appropriate snacks on hand.              sweat to cool themselves down like humans.         If you believe your pet is experiencing heatstroke, bring
         May 26 was National Heat Awareness Day for Pets, and      • Many dogs enjoy a swim, splashing in a wading pool,
      as the temperature heats up this summer, Peggy Adams   or a run through a sprinkler in warmer weather, which can   Peggy Adams Animal Rescue on page 9
      Animal Rescue League has a few reminders and tips to help
      protect your furry friends during the dog days of summer.
         It is important to remember that if it’s too hot for     LET US HELP YOU
      you, it’s too hot for your pets. Dogs are vulnerable to
      injuries and illnesses related to hot weather, including
      heat exhaustion, heatstroke, sunburn, and paw pad burns.
      The most dangerous condition is heatstroke, which can   Ship Your Valuable Packages & Furniture
      cause organ failure, seizures, brain damage, hemorrhages,
      blindness, convulsions, and even death.
         • Never leave your pet in a parked car. Not only can   •  CLOTHING     •  SCULPTURES                  •  CUSTOM PACKING AND CRATING
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         • When temperatures are high, don’t let your dog remain
      on hot surfaces like asphalt and cement. They do not have                   WE PACK AND                                   FREE
      shoes as we do, and the hot ground can cause burns on their
      sensitive paw pads. Also, keep walks during the sunniest                  SHIP WITH TLC                              PICK UP AT YOUR
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