pet kitten

Seasonal Health and Safety Tips for Pets

Extreme temperatures in the summer and winter months can be dangerous for pets, especially those kept outdoors. During the winter holidays, plants and decorations used in your homes can also pose a threat to your pet. The Federal Citizen Information Center's (FCIC) website offers some seasonal pet health tips to help you keep your pets safe and healthy during the summer and winter months.

The Army Medical Department (AMEDD) also offers information on their website about preventing pet heat injuries, which includes how to recognize the signs and symptoms of pet heat exhaustion.

Pets, like humans, are at risk for contracting Lyme disease from ticks during warmer months. You may wish to speak with your veterinarian about Lyme disease vaccinations for your pet.

You may also wish to view information about the following topics:

U.S. General Services Administration's quote of the day
"Cats - a standing rebuke to behavioural scientists . . . least human of all creatures."
-Lewis Thomas

Looking for pet names? Try our pet namer.