Summers are hot in Phoenix and you need to do all you can in order to protect your pets. It’s not just the heat that can create problems for your pet, either. Understanding more about the issues can help you to provide a higher level of safety and protection.
Dehydration is common amongst pets during the summer months. This means you want to give them access to water constantly – inside and outside. If you take your pets to a park or anywhere else, be sure that you bring a bottle of water or a dish if there is somewhere with regular access to water.
It is a good idea to know the signs of dehydration and overheating. Such signs include a body temperature of 103° or higher, excessive panting, as well as dry gums.
As your pet walks along the concrete, you have to be cautious of the pads on their feet. The concrete can be very hot, even after sunset. You can find booties and various other protective gear at your local pet shop so that they can walk along the concrete without injuring themselves.
Summers in Phoenix also result in more bugs – and you want to protect them against mosquito bites, as well as fleas and ticks. Mosquitoes can carry heartworm, and there is preventative medicine that you can get from your vet so they can stay protected all year long.
Your pets cannot look out for themselves and therefore it is up to you. Provide them with plenty of water, give them shade when you walk outside, and never leave them inside of a parked car.
At Schaller & Thomas Family Insurance, we want to help protect your pets, your family, and your home. Call us today to learn more about homeowners insurance in Phoenix. We can find quotes, answer questions, and more.