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Cool for the Summer: Pet Edition

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Cool for the Summer: Pet Edition

"it’s essential that your pet have access to fresh drinking water and shade from the sun during the summer months"

By Emma Forster
Manager, Island Pet Source
By Emma Forster Manager, Island Pet Source

Warm, sunny days and long weekend adventures— it’s no wonder our pets love summer as much as we do. For many of us, it’s the best time of year to be outside enjoying nature’s beauty and all that the season has to offer.

Taking your pet for a hiking adventure, camping trip, or a hike around Thetis Lake can be exhausting if you and your pet are not properly hydrated and given opportunities to cool down. It may sound obvious, but it’s essential that your pet have access to fresh drinking water and shade from the sun during the summer months.

Even if it’s just for a short walk, it’s a good idea to bring water and a snack with you. A portable water bottle and a splash proof bowl make handy additions to your outdoor pet gear. Remember, pets should never be left alone in the car on a hot day. When the temperature heats up, asphalt surfaces get extremely hot. Keep your pet off hot sidewalks and walk on grass or wood chip trails instead.

A final thought for keeping cool is to give your dog their own wading pool! Our dogs love their plastic pool and floaty toys when the weather heats up.

Let us know how we can help. Please visit our Island Pet Source portal listing here on GoWestShore for all of our contact information.

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