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Your Guide To Summer Pet Protection

Longer days, beautiful weather, and an abundance of fun activities are just some of the benefits of summertime. However, with the arrival of the most anticipated season comes a new set of pet hazards that must be taken seriously. Here are several ways to engage in thorough summer pet protection to ensure your beloved companion remains healthy and happy all summer long. 

Flea and Tick Prevention 

Fleas and ticks are a year-round risk. However, they are more common in the warm summer months as these parasitic creatures thrive in hot, humid environments. Furthermore, your pet tends to spend more time outdoors during the summer season, so they’re more likely to be exposed to fleas or ticks. Visit your local veterinarian before summer begins to ensure your pet is protected with a flea and tick treatment that safeguards their health and well-being. 

Heartworm Medication 

The summertime is the peak season for mosquitoes, which presents a heightened risk of heartworm. Heartworms transmitted by mosquitoes can lead to detrimental health risks and can even become fatal when left unaddressed. To avoid the tragedies that surround heartworms, pursue preventative heartworm medication with your trusted veterinarian to keep potentially life-threatening illnesses at bay. 


The heat can be rough on your pet. While they may enjoy sunbathing and spending more time outdoors during the summer, the heightened exposure to the hot sun can be dangerous. Be sure to provide your pet with lots of fresh, clean water inside your home to keep them hydrated. Additionally, you may add wet food to your pet’s food bowl to encourage additional fluid intake to promote optimal hydration. 

Make this summer one to remember for all the right reasons by contacting your trusted veterinary professional today to discuss how you can keep your pet safe, happy, and healthy this summer!