In one week alone, eight cats were injured after falling from high rises when warming weather in 2015 resulted in more people leaving their windows open. In fact, cats fall from windows so often that veterinarians have given it a name: “High-Rise Syndrome.”
Believe it or not, there is one group that likely isn’t ready…
Come June, who among you isn’t ready for the sunshine, BBQs, fireworks, trips to the river, lake, beach, and all the other joys that summer brings?
With a few simple steps you can help prepare your pets and keep them safe this summer. This article will serve as an overview of the summer hazards that commonly sicken, injure, and kill cats and dogs this time of year. Awareness is such an important part of prevention. So please, give this article a good read and be sure to share it with your pet-loving friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Here’s to a safe and wonderful summer for all – human and pet, alike!
Summer Pet Safety Tips:
- Summer carries dangers from heat, water, toxins, and an increase in injuries.
- Always consider your pet’s safety and comfort.
- Sometimes it’s better to leave your pet safe in the home, rather than exposed to danger.
HEATThough that beautiful glowing orb in the sky improves our collective mood and helps to sustain life on our planet, it can lead to a few significant problems for our beloved pets, too.
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Bringing a new cat into your home is an exciting time, but in between all the fun and excitement, it’s important to remember a few practicalities.
Follow the 10 simple pet-proofing steps outlined in this article to help ensure that your kitty stays safe and healthy for many years to come.