July is "Ask An Expert" month here at the Animal Hospital of Orleans.
Do you have a question about your pet, nutrition, behavior, vaccines, our hospital, boarding, etc...?
Your Animal Hospital of Orleans staff and doctors are ready to answer any questions you might have. Serving you and helping you take the best care of your beloved pet is our top priority. Post your questions via email at email@example.com or via Facebook at www.facebook.com/AnimalHospitalofOrleans.
Splash! 5 Ways To Keep Your Dog Safe Around Water
Ponds, pools, lakes, and oceans! The summer is full of fun for frolicking dogs, but before you let your pooch take the plunge, make sure you know how to keep your dog safe around water.
For instance, you might think that all dogs are naturally good swimmers. However, some dogs aren't good swimmers at all and can drown very quickly, especially if they jump into a deep body of water with reckless abandon. Don't assume your dog will be able to stay afloat - it's best to try him out in shallow water before taking to the deep end. Read more tips to keep your dog safe and happy in the water...
Protect Your Pet From The Sun!
Did you know that pets can get skin cancer, too? Just like us, dogs and cats are susceptible to sun damage.
Most dogs and cats have hair that protects them from the sun's harmful rays. While hairless breeds and breeds with short coats are at a higher risk, even pets with regular coats can be vulnerable. Areas like the ears, nose, lips, eyelids, and belly often have little to no hair on them and can burn. Read on to learn what you can do to protect your pet from the sun...
10 Summer Safety Tips For Dogs
Pets love summer just as much as we do! It's the best time of year to be out and about enjoying all the season has to offer, from picnics to hikes, swimming, running, or just enjoying a nap in the backyard with your best canine or feline friend.
However, warm weather can be dangerous for our pets - it can be hard for them to keep cool when the sun beats down, and that's because animals don't sweat like people do. You probably knew that dogs cool themselves by panting, but did you know that they sweat through their paws, too? And while cats tend to tolerate heat better than dogs, you still shouldn't forget about your cat this summer! Read on for 10 summer safety tips for pets...