Walking Your Dog in the Evenings

In the warmer months it’s possible to walk your dogs later in the day because the days are longer and the sun is brighter well into the late evening. However, you should take precautions when walking your dog in the evening. For instance, during the dusk or evening hours mosquitoes and other biting insects are often at their worst. This can put your dog at risk for mosquito bites which could cause allergic reactions or even infect your dog with a mosquito borne illness. Heartworms are transmitted via mosquitoes making your dog much more vulnerable to the disease during the evening hours when mosquitoes are at their worst. You can help protect against heartworms by placing your dog on a monthly medication. Even though your dog is medicated, you should still avoid walking in the evening when the bugs are bad. Talk to your vet Portland, OR to learn more.


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