How to keep your dog

healthy and safe

How to keep your dog

healthy and safe


Hot cement and asphalt – especially during the summer months – can cause severe burns to your dog’s paws.

Warm summer days are a great time to spend with your dog exploring the great outdoors. However, rising temperatures may present a myriad of health issues concerning your furry friend.

Keeping your dog well hydrated is another area of concern when it comes to protecting your dog’s health. Hot temperatures can cause a dog’s body to lose water more rapidly, which can lead to illness or death.

The summer months also means you are going to be outdoors more often with your pup which presents opportunities where he may want to chasing after other furry friends – your pup may need help getting back home. 

 

Here are top 10 tricks to help you keep your pet healthy & safe:

 

1) Pay attention to your dog if she shows anxiety or stress
Some pets may show signs of anxiety and stress. If you notice drooling, panting, hiding, reduced appetite, or abnormal urination in your dog, you should pay attention to it immediately.

Seeking care from your vet may be the best option to consider.

2) Keep a pet first aid kit ready
Keeping a pet first aid kit at home is really important. If you have a dog at home, purchase a pet first aid kit online, or visit a local store.

3) Keep bugs at bay
Bugs can make your dog’s life miserable. Every pet parent should focus on keeping the bugs at bay.Make sure that you keep your dog well groomed. Buy an insect-repellant to protect your dog.

4) Be careful near the water
Some breeds of dogs love water and are good swimmers. No matter how good your dog is at swimming, you should be careful.

Never leave your dog unattended near a swimming pool, lake or river as it can be risky. Investing in a dog life vest can be a great way to help keep him safe.

5) Get pet insurance
Vet visits can result in unexpected expenses. Pet parents should invest in pet medical insurance to eliminate the financial stress of taking care of your pet’s health during emergencies.

Just like we spend money on human health insurance, you should think of pet health insurance in the same way if you have a pet.

6) Have extra food available
If you stay in an area that is prone to natural disasters, you should keep extra food on hand. For instance, you may not be able to leave your house for some days should a hurricane or tornado hits your area.

Make sure that you have enough food at home to meet your dog’s mealtime needs.

7) ID tags
Your dog should wear a collar and ID tags all the time. Always keep your contact information on the tag in a digital form. Someone will be able to contact you directly in case of emergencies.

Make sure that you include the latest contact details on your pet’s tag so that you can be quickly contacted. TrustedPals offers tags through it’s TrustedSpotter program making it easier to reunite pups with their parents.

8) Avoid keeping your pet unattended outside
Some busy pet parents may wish to complete errands when they take their dog outside for a walk.

It is important to keep an eye on your dog and avoid keeping her unattended for long periods of time. If you leave your dog alone, there are chances that it may be lost or stolen.

9) Plan what to do if you lose your dog
Pet parents should have a plan outlining what they can do if they lose their dog. Some pet parents prefer to keep a lost pet recovery kit. Think of all the activities you’d do if you lose your pet.

10) Have a recent photograph
Some dog owners lose their dogs and it may be a sad event in their family. It is a good idea to keep current photos of your dog so in the event they go missing, you can create “Lost pet” photos. You will be able to prove it that it belongs to you once they are found.

Train your dog with voice commands so that it becomes easier for you and your family members to control it. Know the likes and dislikes of your pet, and make sure that he/she is comfortable with the situations.

Enjoy your summer!

 

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Warm summer days are a great time to spend with your dog exploring the great outdoors. However, rising temperatures may present a myriad of health issues concerning your furry friend.

Keeping your dog well hydrated is another area of concern when it comes to protecting your dog’s health. Hot temperatures can cause a dog’s body to lose water more rapidly, which can lead to illness or death.

The summer months also means you are going to be outdoors more often with your pup which presents opportunities where he may want to chasing after other furry friends – your pup may need help getting back home. 


Hot cement and asphalt – especially during the summer months – can cause severe burns to your dog’s paws.

 

Here are top 10 tricks to help you keep your pet healthy & safe:

 

1) Pay attention to your dog if she shows anxiety or stress
Some pets may show signs of anxiety and stress. If you notice drooling, panting, hiding, reduced appetite, or abnormal urination in your dog, you should pay attention to it immediately.

Seeking care from your vet may be the best option to consider.

2) Keep a pet first aid kit ready
Keeping a pet first aid kit at home is really important. If you have a dog at home, purchase a pet first aid kit online, or visit a local store.

3) Keep bugs at bay
Bugs can make your dog’s life miserable. Every pet parent should focus on keeping the bugs at bay.Make sure that you keep your dog well groomed. Buy an insect-repellant to protect your dog.

4) Be careful near the water
Some breeds of dogs love water and are good swimmers. No matter how good your dog is at swimming, you should be careful.

Never leave your dog unattended near a swimming pool, lake or river as it can be risky. Investing in a dog life vest can be a great way to help keep him safe.

5) Get pet insurance
Vet visits can result in unexpected expenses. Pet parents should invest in pet medical insurance to eliminate the financial stress of taking care of your pet’s health during emergencies.

Just like we spend money on human health insurance, you should think of pet health insurance in the same way if you have a pet.

6) Have extra food available
If you stay in an area that is prone to natural disasters, you should keep extra food on hand. For instance, you may not be able to leave your house for some days should a hurricane or tornado hits your area.

Make sure that you have enough food at home to meet your dog’s mealtime needs.

7) ID tags
Your dog should wear a collar and ID tags all the time. Always keep your contact information on the tag in a digital form. Someone will be able to contact you directly in case of emergencies.

Make sure that you include the latest contact details on your pet’s tag so that you can be quickly contacted. TrustedPals offers tags through it’s TrustedSpotter program making it easier to reunite pups with their parents.

8) Avoid keeping your pet unattended outside
Some busy pet parents may wish to complete errands when they take their dog outside for a walk.

It is important to keep an eye on your dog and avoid keeping her unattended for long periods of time. If you leave your dog alone, there are chances that it may be lost or stolen.

9) Plan what to do if you lose your dog
Pet parents should have a plan outlining what they can do if they lose their dog. Some pet parents prefer to keep a lost pet recovery kit. Think of all the activities you’d do if you lose your pet.

10) Have a recent photograph
Some dog owners lose their dogs and it may be a sad event in their family. It is a good idea to keep current photos of your dog so in the event they go missing, you can create “Lost pet” photos. You will be able to prove it that it belongs to you once they are found.

Train your dog with voice commands so that it becomes easier for you and your family members to control it. Know the likes and dislikes of your pet, and make sure that he/she is comfortable with the situations.

Enjoy your summer!

 

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