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17 Tips To Keep Your Pet Safe And Happy This Spring

Happy adventuring!

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2. Remember that pets only sweat from their paws.

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This is not enough to cool down, so your pup will pant to help reduce his body temperature. On very humid days or in a small space, like a car, panting still isn't enough to cool down your pup--be mindful!

3. Secure your pets with a seatbelt harness or crate when you take them adventuring along with you.

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Some dogs like to stick their heads out the window during car rides, and even though this is super fun for your pooch, it's not that safe. Allowing your pet to ride in the bed of a pick up truck or sticking his face out of a moving car window is extremely dangerous.

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5. Brush up on what plants in your garden are safe and unsafe for your pet.

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Daffodils and tulips are among the plants that can be highly toxic to cats and dogs. Refer to the full list when thinking about starting up your spring garden.

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9. Remember flea and tick prevention, too!

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Warm weather adventuring means fleas and ticks might try to become pals with your best buddy, so do your best to protect him! Speak with your vet about flea and tick prevention options.

10. Do not leave your pets in the car, especially on warm days.

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Even with the windows down, temperatures inside your car can rise up to 120 degrees Fahrenheit within a few minutes. If you're going to be out and about, just leave your buddies at home where it's cool.

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15. Watch out for antifreeze.

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Your pet might be tempted to drink from outdoor puddles in the warm weather. Dangerous substances like antifreeze could get into your buddy's system and cause some serious damage, so always keep an eye on your cutie!.