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Tips for Getting Your Pet Ready for Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited to enjoy the warm weather with our furry friends! As the days grow longer and temperatures rise, it’s essential to prepare our pets for the season ahead. 

The Importance of Microchipping Your Pet

Microchipping your pet is a crucial step in ensuring their safety during summer trips. A microchip is a small, electronic device implanted beneath your pet’s skin. This chip stores a unique identification number that can be scanned by veterinarians and animal shelters to reunite you with your pet if they ever go missing. With increased outdoor activities and travel during the summer months, microchipping your pet significantly increases the likelihood of a happy reunion if they get lost.

Updating Vaccinations for Summer Travel

If you’re planning a summer vacation with your pet, it’s essential to update their vaccinations beforehand. Many boarding facilities, hotels, and airlines require pets to be up-to-date on vaccinations such as rabies. In addition, vaccinating your pet protects them from contagious diseases they might encounter during your travels. Schedule a visit to your veterinarian to ensure your pet is in shape for your upcoming excursion.

Heartworm, Flea, and Tick Prevention

Warm weather often brings an increase in heartworm, flea, and tick populations. These parasites can lead to debilitating symptoms and even life-threatening illnesses in pets. Protect your furry friend by discussing preventative measures with your veterinarian. They can recommend the most suitable heartworm, flea, and tick prevention products based on your pet’s size, age, and lifestyle. Consistent use of these preventatives will help your pet enjoy a parasite-free summer.

If you have any questions about the best ways to get your furry friend ready for the upcoming summer season, don’t hesitate to contact your veterinarian today! They can review your pet’s main risk factors and help you determine the right course of action to keep them healthy and happy.