We don’t want to speak for all of you, but we’re ready for summer to be over. Now that August is officially here, we can practically see the light at the end of the tunnel. But, in the meanwhile, we’re sweating our booties off while swatting mosquitoes and trying to dodge all of the thunderstorms.
The dog days of the South Florida summer are hard on us all… but especially our dogs! We’ve already discussed with you how to Beat the Heat and passed along some tips for a safe barbeque with your dog, but as South Florida residents, we have some additional concerns to address. Among these include: mosquitoes, frequent thunderstorms, and water sport hazards. We will discuss each of these topics throughout the rest of this week.
Did you know that heartworm disease is most often transmitted by mosquito bites? That could be scary news for us South Florida pet owners, especially this time of year when you become wary of letting your dog walk through ominous-looking grass and uncut lawns.
But, protecting your furry friend from mosquitoes doesn’t have to be a hassle. Here are some simple steps, shared by SFLCW’s “Furry Fix,” that you can take at home to help keep your pet happy and healthy.
Follow all these tips and you’ll have a healthy, bite-free dog until fall finally rolls around.
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