Safety Tips for Outdoor Enthusiasts


Are you and your pet outdoor enthusiasts?  We encourage you to spend time outdoors with
your pet, but remember to be careful of infectious diseases from improperly
cooked food, insect bites, and contaminated water.  Here are a few safety tips to help make sure
you and your pet are healthy.

Outdoor Safety Tips:
  • Start Healthy – Avoid camping or
    hiking if you or your pet are feeling ill. 
    People and animals are both more prone to disease if their immune
    systems are weak.
  • Get Vaccines – Make sure your pets
    are up-to-date on their vaccines, especially rabies.
  • Use Preventative Medication –
    Consider using preventative treatments for your pet, such as heartworm
    prevention for dogs and cats.
  • Prepare First Aid – Make sure you
    are well versed in first aid techniques for both yourself and your pet.
  • Watch for Ticks – Humans and dogs
    are especially vulnerable to tick-borne diseases.  Prevent tick bites by applying tick-control
    treatments, limiting access to tick-infested areas, and checking your pet
    frequently for ticks.

By taking preventative steps, you can avoid various
diseases and keep your pets healthy.  When
you keep safety in mind, you can prevent tick-borne diseases like anaplasmosis
and babesiosis, diseases caused by parasites like camplybacteriosis and
cryptosporisiosis.  Read more about the
different diseases pet owners need to watch out for on the

If you have any questions about how to care for your
pet on an outdoor adventure, contact Bregman Vet Group!  Read more on the
American Veterinary Medical Association website
or call our office for more information.

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