Allow me to introduce you to Daisy J. Dog, my 8 year old pitbull. Daisy has two primary responsibilities, to be good and to love me and she does them both very well. In return, I am responsible for her health and safety. Most of the time this is no problem: a few walks, two bowls of food, water and some love is all she needs. However, Daisy, like most household pets, requires some extra care when the weather gets hot.
If you’ve got pets or know someone who does, I recommend checking out LA Unleashed, the LA Times pet blog. They recently posted some basic tips on taking care of your pet in hot weather. It’s mostly common sense stuff (don’t leave your pet in the car, keep them cool, lots of water, etc…) but there are also some helpful tips on grooming and skin care.
Check it out, your pet will thank you for it.
Special tip of the hat to Jodi, who shared the LA Times blog post with me.