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It’s the season for outdoor fun with your furry friends. Hupy and Abraham wants to ensure that you and your pet can enjoy the warm weather safely.


Here are some tips to keep your pets safe this summer.


  • Stop leaving your animals in a hot parked car. Temperatures rise rapidly inside cars. It doesn’t matter if the windows are cracked or not, it is too hot for your pets to be in the car.

  • Give your animal access to fresh water. Animals can get dehydrated just as fast as humans can. Signs of dehydration in animals include a dry nose and panting.

  • Keep your animals with identification in case they get loose. Your animals should be chipped and have a collar with your information in case they get out.

  • Stay up to date with flea and tick treatments. The warm weather brings out ticks and fleas. You can avoid fleas and ticks by staying up to date with treatments and avoiding heavily wooded areas with your pet.

  • Avoid the hot pavement with your animal. Asphalt can heat up to boiling levels on hot summer days. Try to keep your animal on the grass or use paw wax if you can’t avoid the asphalt.

  • Pay attention to your pet’s habits. Signs of heatstroke can include heavy panting, glazed eyes, vomiting, difficulty breathing and seizures. If you see these symptoms, take your animal to shade, pour cool water on your animal and call your vet.


You can help prevent your pet from causing an injury this summer by making sure they are comfortable and healthy. For more information about dog bites, get your free dog bite brochure on our website.


If you or a loved one experiences a dog bite-related injury, contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham for a free consultation at 800-800-5678 or start a live chat with us anytime at


Jill Erin Wellskopf
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