5 Summer Safety Tips for Your Pet

As we approach the summer months, we prepare for warmer days, vacations, and time spent with our favorite pets. How do you keep your pet cool with higher temperatures and ensure they stay healthy during these months? Advantek Pet reveals 5 summer safety tips to keep your pet happy, cool, and safe this summer.


  1. Schedule a checkup.

Protect your pet from fleas, ticks, heartworms, and other harmful parasites this summer by scheduling an appointment with your veterinarian. Most products can be purchased at local stores when looking for a solution to combat fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. It is crucial to get professional advice for your pet’s specific condition and health needs.


  1. Relax in the shade.

The most important thing to remember when temperatures rise is to keep your pet cool, calm, and collected. The PET GAZEBO® canopies and sun shades create a covered area to protect your pet from the elements. Your animal’s fur coat can easily make them feel hotter, which is why shade is crucial to keep them comfortable. Make sure they have enough cold, fresh water and don’t leave them in the heat for too long, especially during peak hours.

You can setup a small tub of cold water outdoors to keep your pet’s paws from getting burnt by the sizzling ground. It doubles as a mini swimming pool! Also make sure to use sunblock on their snouts because they can get sunburnt. Note that there is special sunblock for animals; just because it works for people does not necessarily mean it works for your pet.


  1. Pay attention to diet and exercise.

Summer is not an excuse for your pet to overload on treats and table scraps. Keep your pet’s diet under control with healthy meals and portions. You can also take your pet on walks and get some fresh air during the cooler parts of the day to beat the heat.


  1. Prepare for water safety.

If your pet does not know how to swim, get your PET GAZEBO® out to keep them away from the pool! When it comes to keeping your pet safe, preparation is key. When you head to the beach or the lake this summer on vacation, it is also important to bring your portable PET GAZEBO® with you. Your pets will be contained in a spacious, comfortable kennel that protects them.


  1. Bake them a treat.

Though it is important for your pet to eat healthy, treats are always acceptable in moderation. A small summer treat gives them something to look forward to on summer days. Dog Buddy Blog offers some tasty summertime recipes to whip up for your pup! They also include several healthy options to keep your pet on track for a successful, nutritious summer.

Advantek Pet believes that one of the best treats you could give your pet is a PET GAZEBO®. Call (800) 664-4939 to find the right size for your animal. Contact us to learn more about carrying our products in your store – we would love to hear from you!

Tips for Taking Care of Your Pet After Surgery

When our furry friends need surgery or procedures performed, it can be a sad and confusing time for them, especially if they are forced to wear a cone until they are completely healed. How can you know the best way to take care of your pet when they are trying to recover? Advantek Pet gives you our best tips for taking care of your pet post-surgery.

Be Ready in an Emergency

Your pet’s well-being is important. It can be difficult to know the right solution when you are concerned for their health and need answers immediately. Have your veterinarian or 24-hour emergency center’s phone numbers on hand in case you need to reach a professional. Veterinarians understand how much you love your animal and they are available to help you. Don’t feel as if you are bothering them when it comes to your pet’s health and healing. Take the necessary steps to ensure you are prepared if your pet needs immediate attention. 

Pay Attention to Instructions

When your pet is released after surgery, pay close attention to the instructions the staff will review with you. Ask them plenty of questions to ensure you can give your pet the best care as they recover from their procedure. How long do they need to be confined for? How often do you have to replace bandages, if any? When do you need to schedule a follow up appointment? Do you have all the proper medications? Ask these questions and more when you receive instructions for your pet’s post-op care. There is not one set of answers for each pet’s recovery, as each case will vary based on their specific treatment.

Keeping your Pet Clean

Most animals’ first instinct is to groom themselves when there is a wound on their body that needs attention. Though the cone is supposed to prevent this, make sure to keep an eye on the affected area. If it starts to become dirty or needs some attention, most vets recommend using a towel and warm water to clean the area. Using alcohol or peroxide can cause your pet pain and may slow down the healing process.

A Speedy Recovery

According to petMD, one of the best ways to speed up the recovery process is by “confining your pet after surgery.” How can you make sure your pet stays in one place without making them feel claustrophobic? The PET GAZEBO® keeps your pet in a confined, but spacious area to help them heal quickly and comfortably. You can move the PET GAZEBO® to other rooms inside your house, fill it with blankets, and make sure your pet has food and water close to them. Your pet can heal in peace without wandering throughout the house and accidentally harming the affected area.

Are you interested ordering a PET GAZEBO® for your pet? Contact Advantek Pet today to learn more about buying our products or selling them in your store!