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Brought to you by Jonathan Wisniewski, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin (EVCOT.) Warmer temperatures can spell trouble for your pet's health. Find out how you can keep them safe all summer long.

Jonathan Wisniewski, Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin (EVCOT)

Many experts predict parts of the country will see warmer than usual weather over the next few months. Heat can be dangerous for us, as well as for your family pets. Keep your pets safe with the following tips.

If it's hot enough to fry an egg, it's too hot for your pets to walk on. Walk your pets in the grass if possible, to avoid hot surfaces burning their paws.

If your pet is outside, make sure they have access to shade. Keeping a dish of cool water accessible to them is also important.

Watch your pets at a backyard barbecue. Keep them away from the grill, and be aware that some food can be poisonous to them. Foods like raisins, grapes, onions, chocolate, and products with artificial sweeteners can all be bad for your pet and result in a vet visit.

Open windows or doors are a temptation for pets to try to get outside. Keep all doors and windows closed, and make sure screens are secure.

Some plants in your garden can be poisonous to animals. Be advised that the consumption of any plant material may cause vomiting and gastrointestinal upset for dogs and cats.

Always call your veterinarian with questions or concerns about your pet.

Emergency Veterinary Clinic of Tualatin

8250 SW Tonka St

Tualatin, OR 97052

503-691-7922

www.evcot.com/

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