Seasonal Pet Safety Tips for the Warm Months of the Year

There are many potential dangers that our pets may encounter during the warmer months of the year. The team at Martin Veterinary Hospital wants to help our clients to stay informed about the greatest dangers they may come across. After all, the number one goal of our animal hospital in Etobicoke is to keep your pet healthy and happy.

Please review these frequently encountered problems about pet safety. If you need more information, please contact us right away and we’ll be happy to help.

Mosquitoes, Fleas and Ticks.

These critters enjoy the warmer weather just as much as we do and can carry serious diseases. It is important to stay up to date with your pet’s flea and tick treatments, and heartworm prevention medication.  Several options are available, so ask one of our veterinarians which treatment is best for your pet and their lifestyle.

Hydration and Floatation.

Bring plenty of fresh, clean water for your pet to drink when playing outside or going for a walk. Be aware that microscopic parasites can be found in lakes, streams and puddles which can make your pet ill. If your pet likes to swim, keep a watchful eye and make sure they have an easy way to get out of the water – pet specific life jackets are also available.

Pets in Vehicles.

Dogs and cats are particularly susceptible to heatstroke – a potentially life-threatening condition. Never leave your pet unattended in the car, even with a window cracked open. Temperatures rise faster than you think and can affect your pet’s health severely.