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Tips To Keep Pets Healthy, Happy At Home And On The Road
Jun 28, 2005, 21:00
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(NAPSI)-Everyone loves warm weather-including pets-and a few seasonal precautions can help keep pets happy and healthy at home and on family vacations: |
• Plan a daily exercise routine for your dog, starting with a short walk and gradually increasing the distance. If you have a pet with health issues, ask your vet for exercise recommendations.
• Get out and play with your dog. There are so many innovative toys on the market, like the Hartz® Dental™ Chew 'n Clean® Deli Cuts™ Dog Toy, which looks like real pieces of meat. Chewing the textured surfaces helps remove tartar and plaque.
• Provide lots of fresh water to help prevent dehydration. The Hartz® At Play™ HChewO™ Dog Toy provides a refreshing chewing experience when water trickles through the tiny holes as dogs chew on it. This makes it an ideal outdoor summer toy.
• Some indoor cats like to enjoy cool breezes on windowsills. Make sure the screen is secure. Consider a screen guard for added security.
• Warm weather is a great time to wash furry friends-to improve their appearance and reduce allergens in the house. Hartz® Living™ Infusions™ Skin & Coat Shampoos relieve dry skin and restore shine. Use lukewarm water and rinse thoroughly.
Taking The Pet On Vacation
• Dogs and cats need to be secured properly in the car. Consider keeping the pet in a crate if it's a long trip. For large dogs, you can use a special harness that attaches to your vehicle's seat belt.
• Experts caution against letting dogs ride with their heads out the window of a moving vehicle. Air currents can cause inner ear damage.
• Never leave a pet inside a car for more than a few minutes in warm weather.
• Decrease the risk of car sickness by not feeding pets right before you leave.
• Bring along water plus small toys and treats to keep Rover busy as some get anxious in the car. Hartz® At Play™ Grumblers™ Dog Toys "speak" when chewed.
• When planning hotel stays, check to see if they have pet-friendly policies.
Smaller Pets: Home Alone
Leaving your fish behind is no problem with Wardley® week-end and vacation feeders. They slowly dissolve to meet the nutritional needs of your fish while you are away. Make sure the cage for a gerbil or hamster is in a cool place away from direct sunlight and has extra food, water bottles, chew toys and automatic feeders.
For more information on pet care, visit www.hartz.com.
Exercise is important so get out and play with your pet.
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