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How to Keep Your Pet Healthy All Summer Long

As summer approaches, it’s time to start preparing for sunny days and outdoor activities with our four-legged family members. With warmer temperatures and longer days come increased opportunities for our pets to enjoy the great outdoors. To ensure their safety and well-being, we need to take a few extra precautions. Read on to find out how you can keep your pet safe and happy this summer! 

Scheduling a Pre-Summer Veterinary Checkup

A pre-summer veterinary checkup is essential to ensure your pet is healthy and ready for outdoor activities. During this appointment, your veterinarian can assess your pet’s overall health, update vaccinations, and discuss any potential concerns related to summer safety, such as heat stroke prevention and safe exercise routines.

If you’re planning on traveling with your pet this summer, your veterinarian can also help you understand any requirements for interstate or international pet travel, including necessary health certificates or additional vaccinations.

Choosing the Right Parasite Protection for Your Pet

Summer is prime time for parasites like fleas, ticks, and heartworms, which can cause severe discomfort and serious health issues for your pet. It’s important to protect your furry friend by choosing the appropriate parasite prevention measures.

Discuss your pet’s needs with your veterinarian, who can recommend the right course of action. Options for parasite protection include oral medications, topical treatments, and collars, among others. Remember to follow the recommended dosing schedule and consult your veterinarian if you notice any signs of a potential parasite infestation.

Contact Your Veterinarian Today!

Taking the time to prepare your pet for the summer season will help them enjoy a happy, healthy, and safe time outdoors. You can have peace of mind knowing that your furry companion is well-protected as you both make the most of the sunny days ahead. Contact your veterinarian today with any questions!