We proudly welcome to The CMC Scene Dr. Rob Proietto, VMD of BarkCare™ – a one-stop online shop for all of your dog’s health needs. Dr. Rob and his team of veterinary staff at BarkCare™ are around 24-7 for all manner of pet information and health questions via phone, email, or Skype.
This is a great resource for all our CMC pet owners, and there’s a special deal below – thank you BarkCare™ for these helpful tips.
With the dog days of summer approaching (and especially living in Florida), it’s important to remember these tips to keep your pup safe and healthy!
1. Never leave your pup in a car when it’s warm outside
The temperature in the car is often much higher than the ambient temperature and can increase very quickly. This can cause your dog to overheat in a few minutes.
2. Be wary of heat stroke
Be careful not to over-exercise your pup when it’s warm outside. When your pup gets overheated you may see them act lethargic, wobble, or collapse. Other signs include drooling, excessive panting, and blue or red gums.
If you see your pup acting abnormally or experiencing labored breathing, you should take your dog to the vet immediately as heat stroke can be life-threatening.
You can put room-temperature to cool water on your pup before traveling to your veterinarian – but be sure that it’s not cold water. The cold water closes up all of the blood vessels near the skin and prevents cooling the inner portions of the body.
3. Protect the paws
Ever walked barefoot on the hot sand? Ouch! Dogs can have the same problem when walking on blacktop, sidewalks or other surfaces during warm weather – their paws can burn and peel.
Try to keep your dog from walking or playing on hot surfaces for extended periods time during hot days.
All CMC residents can give BarkCare™ a try for $10/month. Sign up before June 30th and BarkCare™ will throw in a one month free trial!Sign Up for BarkCare™
Show your pets some love with a subscription to BarkBox. Monthly boxes full of treats, toys and dog goodies are delivered right to your apartment.
BarkBox is generously offering CMC residents (or friends with pets) a subscription for just $18/month – 40% off the retail price! And 10% of the profits go to shelters, rescues and animal welfare organizations.