Summer Safety by the Pool!

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Summer is almost here and it’s the perfect time to think about summer safety for our waggly-tailed babies.

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We all know how important it is to be sure our doggies have some shade nearby if they are outside in the heat of the summer, and to ALWAYS provide fresh water for them, whether they are inside or outside. Dogs can overheat quickly in the summer heat, so keep an eye on them. Keep them as cool and comfortable as you would keep yourself, and don’t over exercise them. And NEVER EVER leave your pet in a hot car. Even in a car parked in the shade, the temperature inside that car can soar to over 100 degrees in just minutes. With grave consequences….

One of the biggest summer hazards — that many people don’t think of as a hazard — is a swimming pool. Also, are you taking your dog on vacation with you to a water destination? Or, do you have friends or neighbors that you visit who have pools? If your dog isn’t familiar with a pool, you need to constantly be aware of his whereabouts. Thousands of dogs drown every year in backyard swimming pools. Here at Hedz UP Pets, we have heard too many heartbreaking stories of dogs of all shapes, sizes and breeds drowning in pools. But, of course, this CAN be prevented with one of our Hedz UP Pets WatercollarTM flotation devices. The WatercollarTM is lightweight and stylish, unlike bulky and hot life jackets. Dogs quickly tire from dog paddling and trying to keep from swallowing water, which can result in drowning. The Hedz UP Pets WatercollarTM helps to keep your dog’s head above water and PREVENT drowning. It can also be used as a training tool while teaching dogs how to swim!!

So, let’s have a great summer and do everything we can to keep our canine friends as safe as possible!

Wow, so much exciting news!!

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As you can see, our website has been totally revamped and is now compatible with mobile devices, laptops, desktops and tablets, so come visit us from anywhere!! Our fun fabric choices go with every occasion, because a safe dog is always in style! And, now is the perfect time to gear up for those summer BBQs by the pool or lake.

image0-001Our biggest news this week is that we had a booth at the South West International Boat Show in Galveston, Texas, last weekend, and our WatercollarTM was all the buzz! Reporter T.J. Aulds of The Daily News of Galveston wrote an article about the boat show and included a huge story about our company and the who, what, where, how and why of the WatercollarTM! (See the article, below.) With our two beautiful models, Spencer and Wyatt (a Welsh Terrier and a German Shepherd), it’s NO WONDER our booth was such a hit!!

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Of course, boaters and sailors know how important it is to keep their furry seafaring friends safe on watercraft, so it was quite exciting to find a life jacket alternative that will actually save a dog’s life in a crisis. We have more exciting things to come, so STAY TUNED.

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