Outdoor Safety for Dogs in the Summer

July 14, 2015
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There is much to love about the great outdoors. Whether it’s camping, hiking, or a simple day taking a stroll, being prepared is essential for your pet’s safety. Here are just a few things to remember when bringing your four legged companion outdoors:


Everybody loves to stop and smell the flowers, but there are a wide variety of plants that can cause harm to your pet. Many of them are right in your backyard. Simply nibbling on these flowers can lead to stomach upset, seizures, weakness, and even death. So becoming knowledgeable of the most common harmful plants can help save your pets life!

Keep it locked up!

When bringing your pets with you on outdoor adventures, it is important to make sure all non-edible items are put away and locked up. If you plan on fishing around your pets, make sure all your bait and hooks are safely secured out of reach from those curious noses. Fishhooks can be very harmful for your pets, especially if they were to be swallowed. Ouch!

Basic Commands

Simply having your dog trained with the basic commands can aid in avoiding harmful situations. It’s common for pets to go after the little critters that live outdoors, but a simple chase can lead to a lost pet. So make sure “sit”, “leave it”, and “stay” is a part of your early training.

We hope you have a wonderful summer outdoors with your pets and enjoy the sunshine in our beautiful Bay Area!