Safe travels on Memorial Day weekend (with your pets)

I know many Americans are traveling for memorial Day weekend. Please be happy and safe. And if you’re traveling or staying home with pets, please keep in mind this safety advice from the ASPCA:

Give your pet access to plenty of fresh water at all times. Even the healthiest pets can suffer from dehydration, heat stroke and sunburn if overexposed to the heat.

Avoid lathering your pet with any insect repellent or sunscreen not intended for the four-legged kind.

Keep your pet away from matches, citronella candles and lighter fluid, which if eaten can irritate the stomach, lungs and central nervous system.

Be cool near the pool. Don’t leave pets unsupervised around a pool, lake or high waters – not all dogs are expert swimmers!

Never leave your dog, cat or any other animal friend alone in a car! The inside of a car can heat up very quickly – even with a window open.

Be prepared! From tornadoes to floods, we’ve seen the devastation severe weather has brought to pets and their families these past few weeks. Develop an evacuation plan well ahead of time in case you’re forced from your home in an emergency.

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