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Summer Travel and Pet Care

Summer Travel and Pet Care in Marana

When the heat of summer approaches, it’s important to make sure that your pets are well cared for. Hot temperatures can create a variety of health problems in cats and dogs. If you’re traveling with your dogs or cats, it’s especially important to make sure that they have everything they need for a safe experience. Whether it’s a quick road trip or a long excursion, there are a few things every pet owner should do for safe summer travel. Follow these tips from our veterinarians at Dove Mountain Veterinary in Marana to make sure that your pets stay healthy throughout your trip.

Keep Your Pets Hydrated

One of the most important things you can do to keep your pets healthy during summer travel is to give them adequate water. Make frequent stops to allow your furry animals some time to get a fresh drink of water. Bring a travel bowl with you so it’s easy to give them plenty of cold water when they need it.

Take Your Pets to the Veterinarian for a Checkup

Before you hit the road, have your companion pets get checked out by our veterinarians. We can determine if your dogs or cats can handle long trips and give you some tips to make sure they stay comfortable. Restock all your pets’ medication, so they’ll have everything they need while you’re away. Your vet can also give you information about an animal hospital or two that’s near where you’re staying in case of an emergency.

Keep Them Active with Toys

Bring some of your animals’ favorite toys along your summer trip. Pets can get restless quickly, so it’s important to give them proper stimulation. From Frisbees to their beloved chew toy, pack a few items along that will ensure your furry friends are happy and stimulated throughout your adventure.

Schedule a Checkup Today

Once you’re booked your summer trip, call the expert staff at Dove Mountain Veterinary in Marana to schedule your pets’ pre-travel checkup appointment. Our experienced veterinarians are happy to provide your pets with wellness exams, medication, and much more. Contact our animal hospital today at 520-448-9690 to schedule an appointment. We’re happy to provide your pets with quality care.

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