Our top 10 summer safety tips for dogs
Help your pooch make the most out of summer
Posted May 09, 2012 in Pet Health
Our pets love summer just as much as we do! It’s the best time of year to be out and about and enjoying all that the season has to offer, from picnics to hikes, swimming, running, or just enjoying a nap in the backyard with your best canine friend.
Warm weather can be dangerous for our pets. It’s hard for pets to keep cool when the sun is beating down, and that’s because animals don’t sweat like people do. You probably knew that dogs cool themselves through panting, but did you know that they sweat through their paws too? When there is only hot air for a dog to breathe, it’s a lot harder for that dog to keep cool. And while cats tend tolerate the heat a little better than dogs, and even prefer it (we’ve all seen a cat stretched out on a sunny windowsill), that doesn’t mean that you should forget about your cat this summer! Read on to learn some important summer safety tips for dogs and cats:
Congratulations to ULL Camps Cats and Wild Cat Foundation for their 2013 Community Partnership Ragin’ Recognition Award!!
This award acknowledges an important community business, sponsor or agency having contributed to the success of an organization during the academic year. Each student organization is asked to submit a nomination detailing how the partner contributed to the success of a project or event or how this partner worked with the organization throughout the academic year to help achieve its goals. Winners are chosen by the UL Student Organization Committee,
Low Cost Rabies Clinics in St. Martin Parish This Weekend
Protect your pet and your family against the deadly threat of rabies during a series of low cost rabies vaccination clinics this weekend in St. Martin Parish. The St. Martin Parish Animal Shelter is teaming up with Acadiana veterinarians Dr. Jackie Simon, Dr. Audry Poyner and Dr. Cole Delhomme to sponsor the clinics at six different locations throughout St. Martin Parish on Saturday, April 20.
From 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 20, stop by one of these locations:
The National Guard Armory in St. Martinville
John’s Store in Breaux Bridge
Tractor Supply in Breaux Bridge
From 1-3:30 p.m. stop by one of the following locations:
Parks Primary School
The Catahoula Club Parking Lot
Cecilia High School
For more information, you can call the St. Martin Parish Animal Shelter at 337-394-1220. Don’t worry if you can’t make it to one of these locations on Saturday, April 20. Veterinarians will be on hand at the same locations at the same times on the following Saturday, April 27.