How to keep your dogs safe

Keeping your dog safe is one of the most important things you can do as a pet owner. It can be difficult if you are a first-time dog owner not knowing how to protect your dog. From summer to winter each environment has its challenges that are important to know about for pet protection. Here are some tips to help keep your dog safe.

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Training your Pet

Training can be a difficult task in and of itself especially when your dog is a puppy, but it is necessary and will help you out in the future. Taking the time to train your dog to listen to your commands and not run off can help keep it safe and protected. Things to train your dog to do are to not attack other dogs, stay by your side, come when you call them, and to not eat things they shouldn’t. 

Summer Pet Protection

Depending on the climate you live in it can reach different levels of heat and taking care of your pet is crucial as your dog can’t tell you when it’s hot. Here are some things to be aware of to make sure that your dog is safe on hot summer days. Keep your dog hydrated and notice if your dog is more sluggish than usual, this could be a sign that they are getting heatstroke or sunburnt. 

Winter Pet Protection

Just as hot weather can be dangerous for your pet so can the cold. Even though your dog may have lots of hair on its body it can still become cold and get frostbite. Your pet’s paws are also susceptible to a variety of different things such as ice or snow build-up, antifreeze, and certain chemicals they use in salt.

Other Pet Protection Tips

  • Keep your pet vaccinated
  • Have a collar with a tag on your dog in case it wanders off
  • Learn about other illnesses your pet may have
  • Monitor your dog for food allergies
  • Water safety if your dog plays in the water

 

Animal Medical Center wants to help you and your pet stay as safe as possible and live happy and healthy lives. That is why we can help you answer any questions or concerns you may have about your pet. Visit our website Animal Medical Center for more information.