Summer Safety Tips for Pets: Keeping Your Furry Friends Cool and Comfortable

dog in sunglasses.

The summer months have plenty of opportunities for fun moments to bond with your pet. With a little bit of planning, you can ensure that all your activities are safe for you and your pets. Keep reading for some summer safety tips for pets that will have you enjoying the summer without issue:


Wildlife Encounters and Pet Safety

dog getting buckled into car.

California offers a rich diversity of outdoor activities, plus, our own Lake Oroville State Recreation Area is a popular site for boating, camping, hiking, and fishing. If your pet enjoys exploring the great outdoors as much as you do, it’s important to be prepared in case you and your pet have a wildlife encounter.  

At Oroville Animal Health Center, we want you and your pets to enjoy the beautiful fall season here in California, so we’ve gathered a few reminders for ways to practice outdoor pet safety now and year-round.


Pet Obesity Awareness Month: Tips for Maintaining a Healthy Weight

chubby cat.

According to the Association for Pet Obesity Prevention, 59% of dogs and 61% of cats were classified as overweight or obese in 2022. There are many explanations for these statistics, but the primary reason for this is simple: too many calories, and not enough exercise to burn them off. In addition to keeping pets looking their absolute best, preventing weight gain is paramount to overall health and well-being. 


Preparing Your Pet for Summer: A Guide to Keeping Them Safe and Healthy

poodle outside.

If you are anything like the team at Oroville Animal Health Center, you are probably ready to get out there having fun in the warm California sun as summer officially begins. This beautiful part of the year is no time to slack on pet care, though. Take some time to review summer pet safety and make sure that your animals are prepared for the season.


How to Create an Emergency Plan that Includes Your Pet

Cat in a cage.

When disaster strikes, having a plan makes it easier for you and your family to make it through an emergency safely. It’s important to keep pet safety in mind when you make your emergency plans, too. In California, pet disaster awareness means preparing for fires, earthquakes, floods, and mudslides. The team at Oroville Animal Health Center has tips to help you create a pet safety plan.


Hot Dog! Keep Your Pet’s Paws Safe from the Summer Heat

Dog walking on pavement

Longer days, barbecues, and long afternoons by the pool are just a few of the reasons we love summer. As we enjoy the perks of the season, however, it is important to remember that our pets need a little extra attention so they too can enjoy summer. Oroville Animal Health Center wants to help you protect your pet’s paws from the heat as you enjoy the season together: