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Summer Safety

hot-summer-dogFor many people, nothing beats lounging in the backyard in the Summertime with good friends and family— including the four-legged members of the household. While it may seem like a great idea to reward Rover with scraps from the grill and bring him along to watch fireworks, in reality some festive foods and products can be potentially hazardous to your pets.
Rainbow City Pet Clinic offers the following tips:
  • Always provide fresh water and plenty of shade for your pets as well as your guests.
  • Never leave alcoholic drinks unattended where pets can reach them.
  • Do not apply any sunscreen or insect repellent product to your pet that is not labeled specifically for use on animals.
  •  Always keep matches and lighter fluid out of your pets’ reach.
  •  Keep your pets on their normal diet.
  •  Do not put glow jewelry on your pets, or allow them to play with it.
  •  Keep citronella candles, insect coils and oil products out of reach.
  •  Never use fireworks around pets!