Protecting Pets from Summer Pests
Gerstenfeld, Sheldon L., The Saturday Evening Post
From fleas to ticks to heatstroke, the dog days of July and August pose special risks for pets.
Living things have their own ways to survive the heat: People sweat; dogs and cats pant. However you endure the sweltering days of July, be aware of the risks your pet faces during the summer. The hot weather poses all kinds of dangers-from diseases caused by bug bites to heatstroke. Here's what to look out for and how to help.
Bugs Are Not Just Pesky-They
Can Be Dangerous
At the very least, summer insects are irritating. The bees, flies, and mosquitoes that buzz around our picnics at the beach or park annoy not only us but our pets, too.
Bees, as …
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Publication information: Article title: Protecting Pets from Summer Pests. Contributors: Gerstenfeld, Sheldon L. - Author. Magazine title: The Saturday Evening Post. Volume: 268. Issue: 4 Publication date: July/August 1996. Page number: 26+. © Benjamin Franklin Literary and Medical Society Jan/Feb 2007. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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