Twelve Tips For Your Puppy’s Health and Safety In 2021 (Part three of four)

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We all love puppies and want them to remain happy and healthy. Finding the right puppy for yourself should be a fun and happy experience like no other. When you are ready to begin this experience, consider a first-class pet establishment to assist you. One that cares about puppies as much as you do. For you’re reading pleasure, enjoy part three of tips and tricks to assure your puppy’s health and safety.

July: As we celebrate our nation’s independence, the sound of fireworks will fill the air. As many states relax firework laws, the trend of amateur firework enthusiasts continues to grow. Although these displays look and sound amazing, the noise from them often wreaks havoc on our fur-legged friends. Here are some tips to help keep your pup less affected by fireworks.

· Modify your walking times to daylight hours. This will help avoid times when fireworks are likely to be set off.

· Close windows, shades, and curtains to muffle the sound of fireworks.

· Play soft music or your tv to mask the sounds of fireworks.

· Create a calm and quiet space in your home where your dog can feel safe and in control. Often your basement provides the most soundproof area of your home.

August: The long and hot days of August have arrived. We all know what it’s like to be outside when the thermometer reaches triple digits. As it is very important for us to remain well-hydrated, we have to make sure our furry friends are also adequately cared for. When taking a puppy outdoors in extreme heat, avoid them from being in it for long periods of time, especially in direct sunlight. Macadam surfaces can be very hot, dangerous, and painful for puppies in the summer. Did you know that on a typical August day, a macadam roadway or driveway can reach up to 140 degrees? A quality pair of puppy paw protectors will keep his paws comfortable and prevent burns. Paw protectors are very easy to find and work well. If you have questions regarding the use of these, be sure to contact a reputable caring pet store for more information.

Extra cool water should be on-hand for your puppy while he is outside playing. After coming inside, a thirty-minute low activity cooldown period is a great way to allow your puppy to cool off and feel rejuvenated. On sweltering days, limiting their outdoor activity to the early morning or early evening hours are recommended.

September: September is National Preparedness Month. Planning ahead is the key to keeping yourself and your pets safe should a disaster strike. Our pets are our family, and assuring their wellbeing should be second to none. Here are a few easy tips that can be of great help to your pet should an unexpected natural disaster occur.

Be sure your puppy is microchipped. This will allow for a much quicker way to reunite with your best friend should he get separated from your family.

Prepare an emergency kit for your puppy which is readily available and easily deployed. This kit should include one week’s worth of nonperishable dog food, one week’s worth of fresh drinking water, and a list of your puppy’s medications. This list is important should you need to evacuate your city and seek refuge out of town. An extra dog leash and collar with his ID tags on them is also an essential item in this kit.

Putting this kit together takes very little time, effort, and money and can be invaluable during a crisis and is one less thing you will need to worry about.