It's Finally Summer!
Here are some safety tips to help keep your furry friend safe:
—Of course always make sure your pet has access to plenty of water and shade. Pets can overheat faster than you think. Know the signs of overheating which can include excessive panting, difficulty breathing, lethargy, increased respiratory rate.
—Animals with flat faces, such as Pugs and Persian cats are more susceptible
to heat stroke
—Never shave your dog. Despite what you may think, their fur helps them to regulate body temperature and protects from sunburn. Brushing cats more often during the summer can help with heat. Also make sure products such as sunscreen and bug repellants are safe for pets.
—Watch out for hot asphalt. Asphalt can get very hot quickly and can burn your pets feet
—Many chemicals used during the summer months are harmful to pets. Take extra caution in keeping insecticides, citronella, and other gardening chemicals away from where pets can get to them.
ASPCA animal poison control 888-426-4435
_And Never take your pet with you in the car if it has to stay in the car alone for any amount of time . On a hot day, the temperature inside a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous levels for pets left inside — even for ‘just a minute.’ Dogs in hot cars can suffer from potentially fatal heat stroke in as little as 15 minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature inside the car can reach 117°F (47°C) with the windows cracked and in partial shade!
Have a happy and healthy summer with your furry friends!
June is Adopt-a-Cat Month!
To celebrate, all cat adoptions are half price for the month of June and there will be an Adoption Event on Saturday, June 25th from 11-3 at our new facility. We have kittens that will soon be ready for adoption, adults and sweet seniors. All are up to date on shots, spay/neutered, and microchipped. Many can be found on this website on the "Adopt" page with more added as they become ready for adoption.
P O Box 727
La Grange, KY 40031