This week, the NCSPCA would like to share with you some tips on keeping your furry family members chillin' right along with you this summer, courtesy of the health experts at WebMD. Their staff recommend the following for summer comfort:
Never leave your pet in a parked car-for any length of time. It gets very hot, very fast, inside a parked vehicle. That can be deadly, even after a short time. Keep clean, cool water on hand at all times. On really hot days, your pet may even enjoy it if you put ice cubes in their water bowl. Shelter them from the sun. Be sure your furry friends always have access to a shady place to get out of the sun. Keep pets inside when it's really hot. When it gets close to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, it can be hard for pets to keep cool through panting. So on really hot days, bring cats and dogs indoors. Brush your pet-daily if possible. Brushing your pet removes dead undercoat, helping air to circulate near the skin, keeping pets cooler.
Our featured pet this week is Blondie, a beautiful, honey-colored Labrador Retriever/mix who came in with her sister Peanut. They have been together for years. We would very much like to see them be adopted together. They both have sweet dispositions and gentle personalities; they get along well with everyone and will never pull on their leash when you go for a walk. Blondie and Peanut would make for you the best company ever. If you are thinking about adopting one of them, perhaps you would consider both?