Wow! Did it get hot in a hurry!

As I write this message to kick off the summer, the outdoor thermometer reads 90 degrees-plus. And I can’t believe I feel the need to mention this every year: If it’s hot for you, it’s hot for your pets!

Please keep your pets hydrated. Make sure they have some shade. Get them inside where the A/C can lower their body temperature.

Finally, never, ever leave an animal in a hot car. It could kill your pet. Most pet owners know never to leave an animal in the car on extremely hot summer days, but I must tell you that even on milder days with car windows slightly cracked, cars can get dreadfully hot inside. Plus, since dogs don’t sweat, they’re at greater risk of hyperthermia. Keep pets cool.

If you can, please leave water for the birds in your yard. Just remember to refresh standing water daily to keep the female mosquitoes from laying eggs in stagnant water. Food for birds is more plentiful during the summer months. Fresh water is a more difficult thing. Make it easy for them and all types of birds will hang around.

Pond season is in full swing. Fish, plants and supplies are at the store now.

We have lots of pups and kittens available every week.

Come pick our brains. We love to share what we know. We have a very professional staff available to talk with you about your animal’s food issues, health and welfare.

Look for Jenny, Sean, Brynn or me as well as a new crop of young people who are very well versed in all things pet!