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how to take care of your pets during the
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summer summer time poses all sorts of
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risks to your pet and heat is just one
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of them you will need a pet brush a pet
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life jacket heartworm and tick
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medication and anti flea augment step 1
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protect your pets from the heat by
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keeping them out of parked cars making
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sure they’re drinking bowls are full
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providing shade when they’re outdoors
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and brushing them regularly to remove
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excess hair older obese and short nose
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dogs are more sensitive to the heat step
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2 safeguard your pets around water if
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you’re at the beach make sure they have
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a lot of drinking water so they don’t
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lap up ocean or lake water install
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animal exit devices in your pool and
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rinse pets after they have a swim to
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remove chlorine put lifejackets on them
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when taking them out on a boat step 3
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check with the ASPCA s Animal Poison
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Control Center at the ASPCA org to see
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if your yard has implants that are
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dangerous to pets read the labels of
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garden pesticides and fertilizers before
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using them to see if they present a
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danger to animals snail and rodent bait
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can kill your pets step 4
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check your dog for ticks and foxtails if
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they’ve spent time outside especially in
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fields or woods take borne diseases such
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as Lyme disease are increasing even in
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areas not known for them and foxtail
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seeds can burrow through your pets skin
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step 5
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if heartworms are a problem in your area
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have your pet tested and give them
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medication to protect them from heart
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worms which are transmitted by
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mosquitoes step 6
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get rid of fleas by treating them
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monthly with a topical ointment from
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your veterinarian
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step 7 don’t put a dog in a truck bed
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for a ride no matter how nice a day it
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is the American Humane Society estimates
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100,000 die as a result of falling from
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the back of an open truck others suffer
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burns when the metal floor heats up step
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take pets inside during fireworks and
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distract them with a new toy or by
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petting them keep the TV or radio at a
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high volume to drown out the blasts did
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you know July 5th is the biggest day of
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the year for lost pets to end up at
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animal shelters
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you