As we are enjoying spring, the warm sun reminds us that summer is just around the corner. Even in Spring the sun can produce high heat levels that can affect the health of your pet. Make sure that your pets all have access to a cool, shady environment and fresh water always. Failure to provide these for your pet can seriously impact their health and wellbeing.

Also, don’t overexerting our pets in the warmer hours of the day. For your dogs, try to take them for walks in the morning or later afternoon when the pavement is a bit cooler for their paws. Remember they have to walk barefoot! And although your cat may like sunbaking, put some of their toys in a shadier area so they can be nice a cool through play time.  Small tricks like these can help your pet avoid heat exhaustion and playtime can increase the bond you share with your pet.