Hot weather can make us all uncomfortable, and it poses special risks for our pets. Make sure your dog’s vaccinations and licenses are up to date; according to the City of Beverly Code of Ordinances Chapter 10 Section 4-27 all dogs residing within the City of Beverly are required to be licensed annually. Fleas and ticks, and the mosquitoes which carry heart-worm disease, are more prevalent in warmer months. Ask your veterinarian for an effective preventive to keep these parasites off your dog.
Remember to keep your dogs off of lawns that have been chemically treated or fertilized for 24 hours (or according to package instructions), and away from potentially toxic plants and flowers.
Keep the following safety concerns in mind as the temperature rises, and follow these tips to keep your pets safe.