Pet Safety Tips

Published 08/12 2014 10:57AM

Updated 08/12 2014 02:58PM

Dr.Cherlyn Mcguire joins Reagan and Danette on summer pet safety.

Summer is a fun time to spend with your pet, but the hot summer heat can cause potential problems if you don't take the proper precautions. If it is too hot outside for you, it is too hot for your pet. Dogs that are left in cars in the summer heat and that are out walking on hot pavement receive damage to their foot pads. A couple went hiking in Moab and their dog got loose and followed them, by the time he reached his owners, his pads were burned off.

Retractable leashes can also cause problems. A person has less control with retractable leashes. Dr. Mcguire sees in the emergency room all the time because they ran into cars, or they bit another dog or person. Keep yourself and your pet safe this summer with these helpful tips from Dr. Carolyn Mcguire. 

Dr. Carolyn McGuire is a patron of the Injured Animal Fund which helps injured and sick animals that would otherwise go untreated.  For more information, please visit for more information.

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