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Protecting your pet from the summer heat

Protecting your pet from the summer heat
Summer time in Texas means more time to play outside, go swimming, and soak up the sun. However, warmer temperatures also mean that pets may be more susceptible to heat exhaustion or heat stroke.Read more

Hot Weather Problems: SPCA asks pet owners to take precautions
MARTINSVILLE – The local SPCA typically sees more than 10 cases each summer of animals being hurt by hot weather, according to Executive Director Nicole Harris.Read more

United Pet Group Recalls More Rawhide Chews
United Pet Group is expanding its voluntary recall of rawhide dog chew products sold under multiple brands.
The chews, distributed nationwide, were processed at plants in Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil with a chemical used to clean food processing equipment. The chemical is not approved in the U.S. for processing rawhide dog chews.Read more

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Dog treats recalled for possible salmonella
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Loving Pets is voluntarily recalling their dog treats because of possible Salmonella contamination.
According to a release from the Food and Drug Administration no illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported.Read more

Keep pills, cleaners out of reach to help pet-proof home
Almost everyone childproofs their home, but what about preparing it for your pet?
The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals says pet poisonings are happening more often – there were more than 180,000 cases in 2016. Read more

Household products that can poison our pets
SAN ANTONIO – Parents have heard of the safety benefits of childproofing their home, but pet owners might want to look into pet-proofing their homes as well. 
More than 180,000 pet poisoning were reported in 2016 alone, but there are ways to keep them safe.Read more

Keep your pet safe from these summer health hazards
For most people, summer means lazy days at the pool or beach, lots of sunshine, and outdoor barbecues with family and friends.
But certain outdoor activities — along with the extreme heat the season often brings — can put your pet’s health at risk and may even be life-threatening.Read more

Down and dirty on diarrhea
Curiosity and gluttony along with a sensitive digestive system make dogs and cats prone to suffer from diarrhea.
In my experience, diarrhea is the No. 1 reason for contacting a vet.Read more

Happy tails to you! Tips for pet summer pet travel
Have pets? Now more than ever, they will travel. So if you want them to travel safely and comfortably, you need to give those furry family members some extra loving care for the road. Or plane. Or even train or boat.Read more

COOL CAT How to keep your pet cool in the hot weather – tips and tricks for cats and dogs
BRITISH dog or cat owners basking in summer sun should put their pets first as temperatures rocket to 32 degrees this week. But what are the signs that your four-legged friend is struggling in heat – and how can you help them?Read more

Pets: Summer Heat and Heat Stroke
Did you know…
When a car is parked and it’s 85 degrees outside, it only takes 10min to reach 104 degrees inside and at 30min it will be 119 degrees – even with windows open? That 15 minutes of you running into the store can be the life or death for you pet.Read more

Charlotteans leave dogs in hot cars every day. Here’s what to do if you see one
Summer: It’s one of the busiest times of the year for CMPD Animal Care & Control.
Their volume of calls reporting animal cruelty spikes along with the hot temperatures. On average during the summer months, they receive a call every day about an animal trapped inside of a car. On an exceptionally hot day, they often receive up to 4 or 5 calls.Read more

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