Protect your dog from summertime danger!

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Today is the first day of summer in the United States and the rest of the Northern Hemisphere and  even with all of the fun that summer offers with outstretched paws, it also presents a plethora of dangers for our dogs.

Here is a helpful infographic from Petfinder featuring  the:

6 Common Summer dangers for dogs:


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  1. Great advice and enjoy your summer sunshine. We’re in winter but it’s still bright sunny skies and only cold enough to wear a long sleeved shirt, so not bad at all.

    • shhhh don’t tell but my Mom prefers the cooler weather!! She’ll be right over! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  2. Very nice, Dakota. I am happy to see you wearing sunglasses. They are good for your eyes. Plus you look really cool!

  3. Excellent advice Dakota! Our mom always has to remind us not to eat the grass near other people’s houses, because she’s not sure what kind of fertilisers they use.

    • your Mom is quite smart. My Mom worries about that here too when she sees them spraying the lawn where we live. Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  4. Great infographic! Sharing.

    • thanks! That’s all thanks to Petfinder! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  5. Good tips. Thanks!

    • you are welcome! Thanks to Petfinder! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  6. Good tips! Happy SUmmer!

  7. We do need some reminders on and off. Thanks for the advice, Dakota!


  8. Great advice Dakota! As much as we love summer, our people need to remember to keep us safe!

  9. Ok, as much as we complained about still having snow the beginning of May and the cold rainy weather until a week ago…after the past few hot days, mom and us girls were reminded that we are not big summer fans and do prefer winter, less trouble out there and we can be more active. Summer would be great if it stayed below 75 but the heat and humidity is no fun for anyone!

    • OMD Emma my Mom is sooooooooo with you! She looked at the weather forecast and nearly died. 90’s through Tuesday. Mom HATES that plus it is bad for her kidney stones. Mom likes Spring and Fall the best. She is with you that if it were between 60 and 75 she would be happy! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  10. Awesome stuff here! I’m amazed at the amount of people who aren’t considerate of their animals needs in extreme temps. Definitely sharing this along!

    • Bren thanks! I have to tell you when I first saw your comment I at first thought you were spam lol! Then I did some investigating and boy oh boy did I ever fall into the mother lode!!! I LOVE YOUR WEBSITE!! I am now following you EVERYWHERE! Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks for sharing!!! Love, “Mom”

      • Aww me? Spam? Oh no, big pibbles advocate and love sharing the love. I have 2 blogs, Pibbles & Me and My GIrly Parts. 2 separate niches but having a voice in both! 🙂 Thanks so much for the follows! Very much appreciated!

  11. Happy 1st day of Summer. Great safety reminders from Petfinder. Happy Friday to you too. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

    • Happy 1st Day of Summer to you and your Mom too Sugar! Yep Petfinder is quite smart! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  12. Happy Summer! Thanks for the timely reminders. I’ve shared it on Facebook. It’s been summer for while here in Central Texas.

    • thanks so much for sharing!!! UGH that’s right you have hot weather all year! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  13. Hi- we have given you an award, it’s on our blog. 🙂

  14. Such important information too pal. Thanks for giving us the reminders.

    • you are welcome Mario! It’s thanks to Petfinder!! Thanks for stopping by! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  15. Thanks for sharing! I love PetFinder infographics. 🙂

    • you are welcome!! I do too! Thanks for reading! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  16. So so important. We have been on the lookout for the signs saying chemicals have been sprayed on our grass so we can make sure to scrub it off our paws after our walkies!

    • that is what my Mom needs to do. She needs to start scrubbing my paws! Thanks for the reminder! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  17. That’s a very important information Dakota. It’s always bad when we eat grass or dig a hole on a meadow what people manured with whatever. We have no summer here – only rain like always :o)

    • Easy it is gonna be so hot here that I would gladly take the rain! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  18. Great advice to keep doggies healthy and hearty throughout the summer!! Have a lovely Friday and weekend, Dakota! Take care

    • Hi Old Kitty! So good to see you!!! You have a great Friday and a great weekend too! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  19. Excellent advice. Happy Summer! Happy 90 degrees. 🙂

    • Hehehe…that’s right…you are in Michigan. Mom HATES the weather forecast she saw for you and us through Wednesday! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  20. Great graphic…Thanks for sharing it Dakota

  21. Paw-some advice. Thanks for sharing this! Purrs….

    • you are welcome! Thank you for visiting me! I love kitties! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  22. Look at all that yucky stuff! Shiner says no thanks! Great infographic.

    • We agree with Shiner!! You are welcome and thanks to Petfinder! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  23. Love your summer picture! Thanks for sharing the infographic! Lots of good info 🙂

    • Awww thanks Kia!!! Thanks to Petfinder! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  24. Lake Superior in summer – no overheating when you swim here 🙂

  25. Excellent info, Dakota. Thank for sharing, and Happy Summer!

    • thank you Miss Harper Lee! Thanks to Petfinder! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  26. That is such wonderful advice!! And don’t forget little piggies. We can’t regulate our temperatures so humans have to help us with that 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

    • Ohhh Bacon! Do you take a sponge bath? I’m serious! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

      • Mommy gives me a bubble bath from time to time. And she keeps the Hotel Thompson a good temp all year for me. XOXO – Bacon

  27. Thanks for all the warnings! Love Dolly

    • you are welcome Dolly! Thanks for reading! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  28. What a cool infographic! You have some great points covered there!


    • thanks Bunny! Wish I had made it! BOL! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

  29. Huh. I don’t think I ever realized before that heartworm comes from a mosquito bite. Great info to share and remind everyone to be careful when out enjoying the summer fun!

  30. very good reminders
    Oh Bunny, what a day mom had. Thank you for having our back Bunny. .So cute

    Benny & Lily

  31. Thanks for sharing Dakota

  32. Thanks for those summer reminders Dakota….and I love your sunglasses!

  33. Happy summer Dakota…You look really cool in your photo! Thanks for the important summer safety tips.

  34. Hi Dakota 🙂 what great advice..we have winter now but in summer we have to be careful here too..we have a fireplan for bushfires and also have to watch out for snakes! and people still lcok their doggies in cars in summer Grrrrrr…glad we are following each other it’s fun to share doggie and cat (and sheep 😉 ) stories
    Luvs Fozziemum and gang

    • Hi Fozziemum and gang! I am so happy to meet you and I THANK YOU for following me! Oh no those snakes must be scary! I have never seen one and sure don’t want to! I have heard about those bushfires and they are scary too! I am so excited that you have sheep….that’s cause I am a Sheltie and I love to herd them! Barks and licks and love, Dakota

      • Dakota it is great to be friends with you too! yes the snakes are not nice and we have the deadliest ones..they are pretty but not when they are close to the house!! and the bush fires are really scary! we have a full move out kit ready all summer for dogs,cats sheep and us..we take no chances with the fourleggeds! we had bad fires where we lived before too and we where out of our house for a month!! boy! and you are welcome to herd our boys anytime!! it would be good exercise for their fat butts 🙂
        Big huggie to you and luvs Fozziemum and gang xx

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