Summer is here and with that comes the sun and heat as well. It is important to remember to keep pets safe from the heat and one thing that is especially important is to never leave them in a car, even for a moment. On a hot day the temperature inside a car increases fast (within minutes) and the vehicle becomes an oven making it unbearable for anyone inside it. Pets left in hot cars will suffer and possibly die from heat stroke. Even if it's a cool day, pets should not be left in a car. Please also do know that by parking in shade or leaving the car windows slightly open does not help!
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Many dogs love to play fetch so it's not rare to see people grab a stick from the woods and throw it for their dog to play with. At first sight this might seem like harmless fun and throwing sticks to dogs is something that has been done for a long time, but have you ever stopped to think how safe this activity really is?
A dog chasing after a stick or running with a stick in his mouth can be dangerous. While some accidents caused by playing with sticks may be minor there are also risks for crucial injuries and even death. When you throw a stick for a dog to play with you never know how the stick will land or bounce around. For example, there is a possibility for the stick to get stuck in the ground and end up pointing upright. A dog running fast to catch that stick could end up hurting an eye, impaling his body or throat from the wrongly angled stick. Even if the stick lands flat on the ground there is a possibility for the dog to step on one end of the stick causing the other end to rise up and harm the dog. Similar accident can also happen when a dog is running with a stick in his mouth and happen to fall.