One of the benefits of living in Minnesota is we get to experience four distinct seasons. While each one has exciting new things to offer, transitioning to a new season also means new opportunities for your pet to get into something that he shouldn't. It's up to you as the pet owner to minimize the dangers, but that can be difficult when you don't realize what they are. After all, you think like a person and not a dog or cat. The tips below will help you make your home and yard safe this fall season and beyond.
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Thanks to advances in veterinary technology, improved diets, and the love and care of their owners, today's pets enjoy longer lives than those in earlier generations did. They still age at the same rate, with the most rapid aging taking place during the first year of life. A one-year old dog or cat is equivalent to a teenaged person. After the second year of life, they are the same as a young adult. For every year after that, both dogs and cats age the equivalent of four human years.
Some pet owners are so excited for summer that they overlook the dangers of heatstroke for their dog, cat, or exotic pet. Because they don't possess the ability to sweat, animals develop this condition faster and more often than people do. It's also fatal in up to 50 percent of the cases. By taking a few minutes to learn about heatstroke prevention and symptoms, you could literally save your pet's life.