Summertime is in full swing in Maryland. There’s much to see and do during these warmer months. However, protecting your pet from the heat is vital if you plan to make summer memories together. We want your pet to enjoy the days of summer wholly. So, read on for these pet summer wellness tips from our team at Alexander Animal Hospital.
Schedule a Pet Wellness Visit at the Vet
Summer travels and new adventures will expose your furry companion to new environments and possibly to other animals. Unfortunately, this could make your pet vulnerable to infectious diseases. So, schedule a pet wellness visit, and our team will ensure they are healthy and has the vaccines for optimal protection.
Moreover, don’t let ticks, fleas, and mosquitos bother your pet during summer activities. We’ll also make sure your pet is current on heartworm and parasite preventives. Call us today at 410-777-8678 for more details!
Protect Your Pet’s Skin & Paws
It might sound counterintuitive, but your pet’s coat is designed to maintain them cool in the summer. Eliminate additional fluff with constant bathing and brushing, and visit a professional groomer for a cool summer coif. In addition, dogs should have at least an inch of fur to protect their delicate skin from the sun.
Also, apply sunscreen made particularly for pets to their bellies, ears, and noses. And similar to people, reapply every several hours and after swimming. In addition, include paw protection in your pet summer wellness plan. Consider investing in pet booties to protect your pet’s paws when they can’t avoid hot surfaces such as cement, asphalt, or sand.
Microchip Your Furry Friend
Did you know that more pets go missing during the summer season? This is why it’s crucial to microchip your pet. It’s a simple procedure that will significantly increase your chances of reuniting with your best friend. As part of your pet summer wellness program, your pet must always have a collar with current license and identification tags.
Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital
Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.
We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccines, lost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.