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Posted on 08-03-2016
When it comes to your summertime animal care needs in Solomons and the surrounding area, Solomons Veterinary Medical Center has you covered. From routine wellness exams to vaccinations, dental care, and everything in between, we're your one-stop shop for your pet's health and wellness needs. Below are some tips for keeping your pet active during the hot summer months.
Take advantage of cooler temperatures early in the morning or late at night and take your dog for a walk during these times. Avoid going on long walks in the middle of the day when the temperatures are hottest.
If you're going to let your pets outside to play, be sure to provide them with plenty of fresh, cool water so they can stay healthy and hydrated.
When taking your pet for a walk, avoid hot asphalt and concrete, especially during the hottest and sunniest times of the day. Hot asphalt can be extremely painful for your pet to walk on and can even injure your pet's paws.
Letting your pet play outside is a great way to get them exercise. During the summer months, however, it's also important to make sure they have plenty of shelter and shade. Bring them inside when they want to come in, and make sure they have a shaded area to retreat to if they get too warm.
Don't let your pet get bored outside; provide plenty of fun toys to keep them engaged and active. You may even consider making "ice treats" for your dog to keep them cool and let them have fun outdoors.
And remember, when it comes to animal care from your Solomons veterinarian, you should bring your pet in for a wellness exam at least once a year. To schedule an appointment with our vet at Solomons Veterinary Medical Center, be sure to give our office a call at (410) 326-4300! And be sure to take advantage of our new client special!
How do you take care of your pets during the summer while making sure they stay active?
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