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At last – summer’s here! But whilst we enjoy the lovely summer weather, it’s worth sparing a thought for our pets. Here we look at a few steps you can take to keep them fit and well.
Slip slap slop! cats just love sunbathing, however pets with white ear tips and noses are particularly at risk from sunburn and subsequently cancer! (see photo bottom right in our pdf newsletter). This risk can be reduced by keeping them out of the sun or applying water-proof sun block to these areas during the summer months.
Grass seeds of the meadow grasses are a particular issue at this time of the year. They are commonly trapped in a dogs ears, or may become embedded in the feet or other areas. In view of this, thorough inspection of the coat is advisable following walks.
Bee and wasp stings are another seasonal problem. Some pets are allergic to them and may require prompt veterinary care.
Fleas and ticks – do remember to keep up your guard against these pesky parasites,
and finally – NEVER leave your pet in a car on hot day.
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