Skip to main content

National Heat Awareness Day

National Heat Awareness Day May 23rd, 2016

Frankly this should be an all summer awareness day, especially in the excessive heat states. Arizona is on the list for one of the hottest states in the summer season.

Top things you can do to protect your pets during the summer heat
  1. Never leave your pet/s in the car. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? We wonder then; why does this continue to happen? This is a weekly topic on the News. Why? Most of the time the pet owner is completely aware that they left their pet in a car but thought the pet would be okay. Yes, COMPLETELY aware! It is NOT okay to leave a child or an animal in a car when it's hot outside. Never. Please remember this every day.
  2. Make sure your pet/s have unlimited access to fresh water wherever they are! That means outside too. Most pet owners keep their pets in the house during the day but there are many people who have doggie doors. Let's not assume your pet will make it back inside to get a drink. Leave a non-tip bowl outside as well just in case. If you need to eliminate pesky mosquitos, place the dish away from the doggie door but not too far. 
  3. Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside. Simple, easy thing to do. Dog house, crate, tree? 
  4. Take walks during the cooler hours of the day like early am or late pm. This includes bike riding too! There are far too many people jogging or riding bike with their dog when it's too hot out. This is simple common sense.
  5. When walking your dog/s stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your pets's paws! If you are a frequent walker, purchase booties made for dogs to protect their feet. 
  6. If you think it's hot outside, it's even hotter for your pet! Think about that for a minute. Why do most people think an animal is not hot when we are?
  7. Keep your dog free of external parasites fleas, ticks and heartworms – consult your veterinarian about the best products available for your pet. 
  8. Consider clipping or shaving dogs with long coats (You may want to consult with your dog’s groomer first!) and apply sunscreen to your dog's skin if she or he has a thin coat or is white. 
  9. Never chain your pet outside! If they become tangled they may not be able to reach shade or water! Never chain a dog outside!
  10. Baby pools used for Splash Time! Place the pool in the shade, clean out the pool daily so you don't attract mosquitoes and empty it at night. Use constant supervision while your pet is enjoying Splash Time! Watch your children and pets around any water source!
Thanks pet parents! 

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog



Article written by Kim MacCrone-CVT 

Okay, we all live in Arizona because the weather is almost perfect, the sun is almost always shining, the golf courses are luscious, there are multiple and beautiful wide open spaces and endless hiking trails! 

Surprisingly enough these are also places where some “not so delightful” inhabitants hang out in our state! You've heard the news this past week...... Snakes bites are on the rise!! Again! 
Here are a few simple tips to help keep you safe.

If you hike: 
 • Tap ahead of you with a walking stick before entering an area where you can't see your feet. Snakes will try to avoid you if given enough warning. • When hiking in an area known to have snakes, wear long pants and boots if possible
 • Consider purchasing a snake kit Avoid rock piles or tall green grass/bushes where snakes like to rest. 

About 150 people in Arizona are bitten every year. 
Some of Arizona’s rattlesnakes can also be lethal. 

Scottsdale is notorious for having snakebites and s…

National Adopt a dog month

National Adopt a dog month  And National Adopt a Shelter dog month

Are you thinking about adopting a dog? Has the thought crossed your mind in the past few months? If so, that's great! This is the perfect month for you to get down to business and do just that!

You might be looking simply for a companion, maybe a hiking pal, a friend for your grandparents or parents, how about an agility hopeful, or just a happy, warm face to welcome you home each day? Then this might just be the perfect timing!

Across the valley there are numerous places that you can choose from to adopt a dog. Many Shelters are full and have weekend discounts so they can open up space for new dogs. Unfortunately some will be placed on the E-List almost immediately due to its breed, temperament or health.

A dog that is on the "E-List" (to be euthanized) is commonly a dog that might have growled when captured or put into a kennel, but it doesn't necessarily mean they are aggressive.

They were SCARED.
I say …


Show more

Please Consider Donating

Your One-Stop Resource for hiring trusted pet services!

Your One-Stop Resource for hiring trusted pet services!

Shop Amazon!

White background photographs have been legally purchased for a Standard License for use by:

Royalty Free Licenses purchased from iStock and/or Eric Isselée/
License, Jill Flynn,,,