Norwalk, Conn. (PRWEB) June 4, 2006
The dog days of summer are here, and that means extra-special care for Fluffy and Fido when the mercury rises. Adaptive Marketing LLC’s membership discount program AP9 24ProtectPlus advises pet owners to keep an eye on the furry and feathered friends to prevent injury and stress during heat waves.
AP9 24ProtectPlus helps members protect and safeguard the things that matter most – their family, home, pets and personal belongings. With access to discounts on automotive assistance, credit reports, pet supplies and home improvement, AP9 24ProtectPlus members enjoy peace of mind while stretching those summer budgets a little further. It’s easy to save when members can simply log on to DealPass and access discounts on credit monitoring, identity theft expense reimbursement and financial services.
AP9 24ProtectPlus provides these tips for ensuring that pets stay healthy and comfortable during the summer months.
-- Provide clean, fresh water at all times, both in the home and in the yard. Clean the water bowl or dispenser often, and change water daily.
-- Shade and shelter from the sun will keep pets comfortable. If pets are kept in a kennel or crate for any period of time, be sure that air can circulate adequately. Freeze a gallon milk container, and place it in a large cage or cool spot in the yard for the dog, cat or small animal to lay next to for added cooling.
-- Avoid exercise during the hottest times of the day. Early morning and evening times are cooler.
-- Hard plastic baby pools are a fun way for most dogs to cool off — and get clean.
-- No matter how short the errand, never leave a pet in a parked vehicle. Even a few minutes can be detrimental to a pet’s health and provoke heat stress.
-- Insect bites and stings can be painful and cause allergic reactions. Check pets after walks and outdoor playtime for fleas, ticks and other harmful bugs native to the local area. Ask a veterinarian about preventative methods that are pet-safe.
-- Make sure that all vaccinations are up-to-date.
-- When planning to vacation with a pet, call ahead to make sure the hotel or rental home accepts pets. Pack along your pet’s usual food, medications and favorite toys. Bring a photo of your pets, and write down identification information in case they get lost. Keep collars and tags on at all times.
-- If using a pet sitter or boarding a pet while vacationing, be sure to leave all veterinary, medication and feeding instructions as well as emergency contact information. Find out how often the sitter visits, cleans cages and exercises pets.
Members enjoy both savings benefits and safeguards on the things they value most at and away from home with AP9 24ProtectPlus.
About AP9 24ProtectPlus
AP9 24ProtectPlus is a leading membership discount program offered by Adaptive Marketing LLC. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Adaptive Marketing is a category leader in both membership and loyalty programs, bringing value direct to consumers through an array of benefits in healthcare, discounts, security, personal property and personals. Members may access their benefits at DealPass.com, an online portal for Adaptive Marketing membership programs. With broad online and offline distribution capabilities, Adaptive Marketing offers its corporate client partners effective tools to enhance market presence, strengthen customer affinity and generate additional value through programs, such as AP9 24ProtectPlus.