Keeping Pets Cool during the Balmy Summer Months

My husband and I live in the beautiful southern United States. While we wouldn’t want to live anywhere else, we sometimes get excruciatingly hot during the summer months. We aren’t the only ones that get hot at our home though. Our beautiful dog Lucy also gets hot. I’m constantly searching for effective ways to keep her cool while she’s outside. And during the winter, it can get oddly cold at times. Do you have loving pets at home? Consider purchasing a small plastic pool for your pets to splash around in. And when it's cold, make sure to monitor them very carefully while outside. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious tips to help you care for your pets during any extreme weather.

Tips For Managing Your Pet's Vaccinations


Being a responsible pet owner will require you to tend to the many needs that your pet will have over the course of its life. Vaccinations can be a common form of protection, but pet owners are often poorly informed or lacking experience when it comes to vaccinating their pets. This can make it beneficial to consider a few factors and tips when it comes to vaccines.

Appreciate The Benefits Of Vaccinating Your Animal

There are many diseases that a pet can develop, which can lead to the pet requiring major medical care. In addition to the pets suffering from these diseases, it can be possible for these diseases to be lethal to your pet. Vaccinating your animal can drastically reduce the risk of your pet developing these diseases. These vaccines are effective due to the fact that they will expose your animal to a small amount of neutralized bacteria so that the animal can develop the needed antibodies to fight the disease when it is encountered.

Create A Vaccine Calendar

In order for vaccinations to be effective, they will need to be administered to the pet according to a set schedule. This is due to the way that young animals develop. A young dog or cat will not have a fully developed immune system, and this can lead to the animal being far more likely to develop serious complications. Additionally, there are some vaccines that may need to be administered through multiple injections that are spread out over a period of weeks and months. Missing one of the schedule vaccinations can compromise the effectiveness of the vaccine. In fact, some vaccinations may have to be restarted if one of the injections is late. To ensure that you avoid the risk of missing one of the schedules injections, you should create a calendar that lists the dates when the vaccines need to be administered.

Retain Any Vaccination Paperwork

There can be many instances where you may need to prove that your pet has been vaccinated. For example, this can be necessary if you ever need to board your pet or if it bites someone. In these instances, having copies of the vaccination paperwork can be essential. Unfortunately, it can be easy for individuals to accidentally lose this paperwork. If this happens, you should attempt to get replacements as soon as possible rather than waiting until you need this paperwork. This will allow you to act quickly when faced with an emergency.


8 March 2018