Keeping Pets Safe and Secure at Home
"What precaution should I take for my dog during the summer months?"
All animals need extra care during extreme temperature months. Make sure your pet has fresh water, shade, shelter and protection from ticks, fleas and flies. Remember pets can suffer from heat stroke or exhaustion.
"What precaution should I take for my dog during the winter months?"
All animals need extra care during extreme temperature months. Make sure your pet has a solid four sided structure to get out of the wind and cold. Make sure you point the house away from the direction that bad weather normally comes from. For us in north Alabama that would be pointing the house away from the west. I also like to give my pet a little more food during cold months. Keep a close eye on your pet's health and keep him healthy and happy. Remember while you are toasty inside ole Spot is braving the cold. Fresh water is also important during the winter. Many owners fail to replace frozen water daily. Exercise is still a must during all types of weather.
"I am new to the city of Florence and would like to know what the leash law encompasses."
The leash law in Florence is very similar to the one other cities have in effect. Basically your dog must be confined at all times. You can keep your dog in a fenced in area, or on an eight foot tangle-free chain. We recommend you use a runner instead of a chain. Yes, your pet can go walking with you as long as you have him on a leash and under your control.
Keeping Your Dog Healthy And Happy
A Dog is For Life...
Tips for keeping your dog happy and healthy:
- Feed him
- Train him
- Walk him
- Play with him
- Groom him
- Exercise him
- Clean up after him
- Love him
- Confine him in a fenced yard
- Keep him leashed when not in an enclosure
- Vaccinate him against Rabies
- Give him a rabies tag and license tag
- Keep him free of fleas, ticks and diseases
- Neuter him to control overpopulation
Signs that your dog is a pest to others:
- He's running at large
- He's chasing people
- He's chasing cars
- He's scattering garbage
- He's biting people
- He's harming other dogs
- He's causing traffic accidents
- He's abandoned without food or shelter
Make sure there is room in your life for a dog before you add one to your household! And remember the hectic holidays are not the best time to bring a puppy home.