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Surf Doggies: Teaching Your Dog to Surf is Easier Than You May Think
Want to enjoy your favorite beach activity with your pet? Try these tips.
There's nothing better than cooling off in a pool, lake or the ocean on a hot day, particularly if you wear a fur coat year-round. Unfortunately, our pets aren't aware of the dangers that water can pose. A few precautions can help you ensure that your pet enjoys the water safely this summer.
Can Your Pet Swim?
All dogs are not natural swimmers. Some dogs, and most cats, don't even like the water. If you encourage your dog to enter the water without verifying swimming skills, you may need to perform an emergency rescue. Test your dog's skills by following these steps:
Follow These Tips to Keep Your Pet Safe
If you live or play near the water, pet water safety is particularly important. Follow these tips to prevent accidents and injuries.
Water Safety Magazine: Pet Safety Tips, 6/4/12
WebMD: Dogs and Water Safety
San Antonio Humane Society: Water Safety
Skamper-Ramp: Home Page
DogsLife: Teach Your Dog to Surf, 6/27/14
Surf Dog USA: Teaching Your Dog to Surf
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GET READY FOR HEARTWORM SEASON!
Heartworm is a disease that is transmitted between dogs and mosquitos during the seasons of spring and fall. It can be fatal and treatment for heartworm can be risky and costly.
All dogs are at risk and those dogs that live outside, play outside or accompany you on camping trips are at a higher risk.
To ensure your dog is protected, call us now. A simple blood test will determine if your dog is heartworm free and ready to start the preventive medication.