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Summer in the City (or country)!

It’s summertime, and it’s a hot one. Everyone knows that hot weather can be dangerous; people get heat stroke and hyperthermia every summer. So, “keep your cool” this summer!

Don’t forget about our pets since our dogs and cats are wearing fur coats! Here are some tips to keep us all “chill” this summer.

  • Hydrate – Keep plenty of water around for your pet. Make sure it’s fresh, cool, and in the shade.
  • Sunbathing – Dogs and cats love to sunbathe. However, too much time in the sun can cause heat stroke and skin cancer (yes, even with all that fur). Be sure there are shady areas for your pet to relax in.
  • Hot Cars – We know NOT to leave our pets in the car with the windows up, but even a car with the windows partly down can heat up to a deadly temperature quickly. It is NEVER safe to leave your pet in a hot car.
  • Pups and Seniors – Pets, both young and old, are far more susceptible to the heat. Look for signs of distress; heavy panting and trouble breathing are the two most likely indicators that they are overheating.
  • Hot surfaces – Pets don’t often complain, but a hot parking lot, sidewalk, or boiling beach sand can get them in trouble. Not only can it burn their foot pads but it can quickly raise their body temperature.
  • Soaking – A hard plastic child’s pool with a few inches of water in it will cool off your pet.
  • Ice – Some dogs and cats love ice cubes in their water or to play with, if yours does give them some (in moderation) during the day, it’s fun, cooling, and it ups their hydration.
  • Exercise – Only take your dog out for exercise early in the morning or late in the day. Watch them carefully; they don’t always know when to stop.
  • Treats! – Buy or make some frozen treats for your dog; it will keep them quietly busy and cool them down too.
  • A/C – Keep them inside if you have A/C and if you don’t, keep a few fans going.
  • Digging – Let your dog dig! It’s cooler at the bottom of the hole than at ground level. I know people that have a designated “digging” spot for their dogs!
  • Spa Day – Some long-haired pets may benefit from a bath, trim, and good brushing.

Keep an eye out for danger signs of heat stroke: drooling, fatigue, heavy panting, vomiting, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, or seizures.

If your dog or cat has these signs check their temperature (over 103 for a dog or 104 for a cat is too high). If it is high, you need to cool your pet off quickly. The easiest way is to spray or immerse your pet in cool (not cold) water. You can apply cool, wet towels to their groin and feet; this will help lower their temp. Or soak a beach towel in cool water and have your dog lay on it.

If you believe your pet has suffered a mild case of heat stroke, even if you’ve treated it in time and successfully, you need to see your vet. Heat stroke can cause serious internal problems that may not be obvious for days after the event.

Enjoy the summer, beat the heat, and let your best friend snooze through the hottest part of the day!

August Birthdays

Our team wants to wish our fur clients the happiest of birthdays. We hope their special day is filled with plenty of belly rubs and treats!

  • Murphy Carter – August 1
  • Sandy Miller – August 1
  • Snickers Hohenshil – August 1
  • titan Kull – August 1
  • Masi Tait – August 10
  • Rudolph Booth – August 10
  • Gia Barr – August 17
  • Johnny Pakos – August 20
  • Luna Edward – August 21
  • Zoe Williams – August 28
  • Tigris Buck – August 30
  • Marlowe Nemeth – August 31
Bunny Benefits

Are you looking for a pet that is friendly, easy to train, but not quite as demanding as a puppy? Think bunny!  They may make an excellent addition to your family.

Bunnies are wonderful pets, perfect for smaller households, and are ideal for families with kids. (very young children are too rough on bunnies and thus not suitable as playmates until they are a bit older). 

Here are some bunny positives:

  • Bunnies have loads of personality! 
  • They bond with their people just like dogs and cats do. 
  • They need less space than many other pets.
  • They are quiet.
  • They are easy to train and as smart as dogs and cats.
  • A bunny has a long lifespan (into their teens with good care).  
  • Rabbits are playful.
  • They come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.
  • There are a lot of rescue bunnies available, so check with your local shelter. Be sure you’re ready for any pet before you adopt. They all come with joys and challenges.
  • They are very clean pets and easily housebroken. 

Rabbits make fun, loyal pets. If you’ve decided that a bunny might be a good addition to your home, read the links below and call your shelter or local rabbit rescue society.

Is a Rabbit Right for Me?
House Rabbit Supply List

 

Hot dog, it’s August already!
  • We’ve expanded our territory! We now are covering Beverly Hills, Birmingham, and West Bloomfield! Tell your family and friends!
  • Please book your summer and fall pet sitting now. Schedule your visits ASAP via our website. Pawsitive Pet Care.
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  • Did you know we offer more services than just pet sitting or dog walking? Take a look at our Services page for a full list of our services.
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Fun Pet Holidays in August

National Immunization Awareness Month

August 8 – International Cat Day
August 10 – Spoil Your Dog Day
August 17 National Black Cat Appreciation Day
August 26 National Dog Day

Dog Pupsicle Recipes!

Almost any food your dog loves can be frozen into a summertime treat. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Apple, Peanut, and Yogurt Pops
Use a container of non-fat plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter, and a cup of apple sauce. Mix them together in a bowl and freeze in a popsicle mold or an ice tray. Serve!

Chicken Pupsicles
1 cup low sodium chicken stock, 1/2 cup water, 1/2 cup canned 100% pumpkin, and some finely chopped chicken. Mix in a bowl, pour into an ice tray and freeze. Yum!

Bacon Pops
1 cup non-fat plain yogurt, 1/2 cup apple sauce, and a handful of real bacon bits. Freeze and serve!

Banana Peanut Butter Frozen Treats
1 ripe banana, 1/2 cup peanut butter, and 1 cup of apple sauce. Mash and freeze!

Fruit Pops
Mix together a couple of fruits your dog loves like watermelon, strawberries, blueberries, or banana. Add a cup of non-fat plain yogurt. Freeze and serve. Delish!

If your dog is diabetic go lightly on the bananas, as they are high in natural sugar. Instead, you can substitute 100% pumpkin for the banana in the above recipes!

Enjoy your summer with one of these cool treats!

Pet Reads!

Here are some interesting pet articles, pictures, and videos We’ve found on the net this month. Enjoy!