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    Lawn Care Pet Safety Thursday: Camping Safety!

    Shaun Kanary
    Posted by: Shaun Kanary on July 12, 2012

    camping with petsKeeping your pets safe in your lawn is a major concern for Weed Pro.  With pet safe product options, we can help you keep them safe from fleas, ticks and other insects, while keeping your lawn beautiful and providing them a safe place to play. But Summer is a great time to take your pets camping and enjoy the great outdoors.  

    Tips to Keep Them Safe!

    Bring a Leash!

    It may sound dumb, but often when dogs are in a new environment they are at the mercy of their noses.  One small scent of an animal may have them running into the deep woods, unable to find their way back to you.  Play it safe and keep your pets on a leash, preventing them from getting lost.  Additionally, lunge lines are available up to 50' that will allow you to relax, and your pet to explore safely!

    Let Me Check Your ID!

    When you and your pet are traveling, it's important that they wear their identification.  Additionally, notifying park rangers of your visit with your pet can help return your friend in case they get lost.  Have problems with your pet losing their tags?  Microchips are an inexpensive way to have your pets ID embedded in their skin.  The procedure is inexpensive, and more importantly, painless for your pet.

    It's a Bugs Life

    Did you know that they make "pet friendly" insect repellent?  Mosquitos carry harmful, even deadly, diseases that can harm you and your dog.  In fact, heart-worm is transmitted to dogs through mosquitos.  So grab some pet safe repellent to minimize your dogs risk.  However, not all repellent is safe for animals, so make sure you check with your local vet before applying.  Picking up some pet friendly repellent can help keep the bugs off of Fido, keeping them safe!  

    It's Gonna Be Hot, Hot, Hot!

    Did you know that skin cancer is the second biggest killer among cats & dogs?  When heading out on the lake, or relaxing at the beach, make sure that you pick up some pet friendly sunblock that will keep your pet's skin protected.

    We Didn't Start the Fire

    While your pets may avoid camp fires, sometimes play may bring them close to it without noticing.  Make sure that your pet plays at a safe distance from the fire, and watch out for your pet's tail coming into contact with the fire.

    Doggy Paddle

    Finally, keep your pet safe while it enjoys the water.  Don't allow your dog to swim in strong currents, or out in the open water.  Dogs may seem to swim well, but can get tired quickly. Also consider a dog life jacket which you can pick up at any pet supply store.

    More Summer Pet Safety Tips

    Want more safety tips for your pet?  While camping with your dog may pose risks, improper lawn care or access to large amounts of fertilizer can harm your pet.  Download our FREE eGUIDE to learn more!



    Shaun Kanary

    Shaun has been a part of the Green Industry for the past 15 years. As the Director of Marketing for Weed Pro, a Cleveland and Columbus Fertilizing Company, Shaun is a regular contributor to the Weed Pro Blog, and other industry magazines and blogs.

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