April is National Pet Month.
Not only is it National Pet Month but it also is Heartworm Awareness Month and American Red Cross Pet 1st Aid Month.
As much as I may know about pets I also know that things change.
I need to keep up with the new information available out there.
These yearly events are wonderful because they are a great reminder to touch on known techniques or to learn a few new ones.
The American 1st Aid Month is in April because it is the beginning of hot weather.
Pets are not much different from humans when it comes to needing clean cool water to drink.
This is especially important for outside pets.
Pets also suffer heat stroke like humans.
Please make sure your pets have a cool shady place to rest if they are outside most of the time.
Even if inside pets can overheat. Please leave the air conditioning on, or a fan so they can stay cool.
Never ever leave your pet unattended in a car, and if you do, please leave a window cracked.
I am that person who will break a window to rescue a pet.
First aid courses are available please visit American Red Cross online.
My husband and I are going to take a course to learn pet CPR.
It is also Heart Worm Awareness Month.
American Heartworm Society reports that more than one million dogs currently have heartworm disease.
Heartworm effects cats too.
This is a serious health concern for our pets.
We give Lyla a month pill to protect her from heartworm, fleas and intestinal parasites.
Ask your vet about the available options.
In the hot months of Summer, it is a must for your pet.
Let’s take care of our furry friends. They depend on us!
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