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Our Tip of the Day:
With Memorial Day, we reached the officially unofficial beginning of summer. To celebrate this pseudo start of summer, we'll dole out some past tips for keeping your furbaby healthy and happy in the heat. We all know that being outdoors can be beautiful and fun in the summer, but also always keep in mind the reality of its effects on your furbaby. For example, pavement can reach exceedingly hot temperatures in the sun, which could mean a deal of discomfort for those paw pads of your furbaby's. Therefore, on those hot, sweltering days, try sticking to walks and other outdoor activities during the coolest times of the day, such as early morning and late evening, so that your furbaby's paws do not have to battle the heated pavement and also of course so they do not in any way overheat. To further avoid heat stroke, never leave your furbaby in an enclosed space that can overheat, including cars as well as a sheds, garages, and so forth. If outdoors in the heat for any reason, always ensure that all furbabies have access to water as well as shade or somewhere to cool off, and always monitor them for signs of overheating. And don't forget that our furbabies can sunburn, too. The ears and nose can be two of the most susceptible areas to sunburn on your kitties and pups. Look into or consult a veterinarian regarding pet sunscreen if you are concerned that your furbaby might need it, such as if they spend a lot of time outdoors or even in sunny windows. Summer is a beautiful time of year indeed, but please do be sure to protect your furbabies as well as yourself from the dangers of that beauty.