Wolff Animal Hospital

9021 Penn Ave. South
Bloomington, MN 55431

(952)884-4353

www.wolffah.com

Warm Weather Tips

  1. VISIT THE VET
  • Make sure to get your pet tested for Heartworm and start prevention for fleas and ticks.
  1. MADE IN THE SHADE/STREET SMARTS
  • Pets can get dehydrated quickly.  Give them plenty of fresh water and a shady area out of the sun. Be careful to not over-exercise them. When the temperature is very high, do not let your pet linger on hot asphalt. Paws can burn, so keep walks to a minimum.
  1. KNOW THE WARNING SIGNS
  • Symptoms of overheating include: excessive panting or difficulty breathing, increased heart and respiratory rate, drooling, mild weakness, stupor or even collapse, seizures, bloody diarrhea, vomit, elevated body temperature of over 104 degrees.
  1. NO PARKING
  • NEVER leave your pet alone in a parked car!!! On a hot day a parked car can become a furnace in no time even with windows open.
  1. MAKE a SAFE SPLASH
  • DO NOT leave pets unsupervised around a pool. Introduce pets gradually and have them wear flotation devices when on boats. Rinse your dog off after swimming to remove chlorine or salt.
  1. SCREEN TEST
  • Injuries to animals as a result of HIGH-RISE SYNDROME occurs mostly in cats who fall out of windows or doors. Keep all screens secure and unscreened doors/windows closed.
  1. SUMMER STYLE
  • Trim your long hair dog but never shave. The hair layers do protect against overheating and sunburn. Brushing cats more often can prevent problems caused by excessive heat.
  1. AVOID CHEMICALS
  • Keep rodenticides and lawn and garden insecticides out of reach.
  1. FIREWORKS
  • Please leave pets at home when you attend a firework show. Fireworks can cause burns or trauma.