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5 Expert Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer

In this season of fun and sun, safeguarding the well-being of our treasured pets takes precedence.

As summer arrives, bringing pool parties, beach outings, and barbeques, it's important to ensure the safety of our beloved pets. The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (APCC) experts have compiled a list of five crucial summer pet safety tips to keep in mind. From keeping pets cool and hydrated to avoiding hazardous foods and plants, these guidelines will help you and your furry friends have the best summer possible.

1. Keeping Cool: Prevent dehydration by providing fresh water and shade. Avoid over-exercising pets in hot weather and protect their paws from scorching surfaces. Recognize signs of overheating, such as excessive panting, and never leave pets alone in parked vehicles.

2. Water Activities: If your plans involve water, offer your pet fresh water to drink and discourage them from ingesting pool, ocean, or lake water. Never leave your pet unsupervised near water sources.

3. Food Safety: During celebrations and barbecues, stick to your pet's regular diet to prevent digestive issues. Keep festive foods out of reach and discard scraps safely. Alcohol should be kept away from pets, as it can be harmful.

4. Firework Caution: Fireworks can be hazardous due to ingestion risk and their frightening noise. Keep pets away from fireworks and provide a secure space for them during displays.

5. Outdoor Toxins: Be cautious of plants in your yard, as some can be toxic to pets. Familiarize yourself with your garden's plants and prevent your pet from ingesting non-toxic plants as well. Take precautions with yard chemicals, herbicides, insecticides, and fertilizers to ensure your pet's safety.

By following these expert tips, you can enjoy the summer season while keeping your furry companions safe and happy.

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