A Pet Owner’s Guide to Summer
Summer is a time of fun adventures + memories in the making! And who better to share the sunshine with than your best furry friend? Although summer means a lot of wonderful things, pet owners have a responsibility to make sure their pets are safe + healthy in the hotter months.
Pets are treated more frequently in summer due to their increased exposure to the outdoors. Heat related injuries, parasitic + infectious illnesses, + injuries caused by unsupervised fun are on the rise in the summer.
Brachycephalic Breeds: Wrinkles and Panting and Snoring… Oh My!
Many people love the look of those wrinkled, squish-faced brachycephalic breeds such as English Bulldogs, French Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, and Pugs. The short face, the wrinkles, and the snoring are all things that lure people to these special breeds. But what some people don’t realize is that the special look of these breeds can lead to significant medical issues often requiring more veterinary visits throughout their lifetime and even specialized surgeries.