(Family Features) With warmer weather, it's time to get smart about making the most of summer with your pet. To keep pets energetic and active during the summer months, take a proactive approach to protecting them from health hazards.
Warmer weather can trigger problems for pets, such as heat stroke, dehydration, sunburn, and flea and tick outbreaks.
"After this cold winter, I can't wait for the weather to heat up," said Wendy Diamond, Chief Pet Officer of Animal Fair magazine. "The best way to prevent flea and tick infestations and other potential warm-weather health problems is to plan ahead. Your pet will appreciate your thoughtfulness and you'll both have a happier summer."
As the weather heats up, follow Diamond's tips to ensure your pets have a healthy and safe summer:
"My motto: Why wait for our pets to tell us when they're in trouble by panting or scratching when it is easy and smarter to get ahead of the issues," shared Diamond.
The makers of Adams products have launched the Smart Pets Contest, where you can upload a picture or video of your smart pet's story. The grand prize winner will receive $15,000 or a smart car. For more information about the contest, visit www.smarterpetcare.com.
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