Summer Safety Tips for Pets in the Okanagan

Here are some hazards to watch for and ways to avoid them.

Written by KelownaNow with Westbank Animal Care Hospital

Summer is here, and we’re here to help you and your furry family stay safe and have fun!

Here are some hazards to watch for when you’re exploring the valley with your pets, and ways to avoid them.

Hot Pavement

When temperatures are heating up outside, so are the sidewalks! Your dog’s paw pads are sensitive to the heat.

There is a simple test to see if the asphalt is too hot. Place the back of your hand on the pavement - if you cannot hold it there for five seconds, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws.

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