It’s Springtime in Gilbert, which means things are heating up! Everyone knows Arizona Summer temperatures are no joke, but springtime is hot in this part of the country as well. Our team at Anasazi Animal Clinic encourages you to have some safe springtime fun with your pet. The high and dry heat of Arizona can be dangerous for your pets, so it’s important to find safe (and socially-distanced) ways to play safely outside. Keep reading for some great ideas on socially-distanced pet activities this spring! 


1. Take A Trip To The Lake

Check out the beautiful lakes Arizona has to offer—such as Canyon Lake, Lake Pleasant, or Apache Lake. Perhaps you and your furry companion can take a boat trip. A boat ride is a wonderful way to enjoy the spring sunshine while maintaining social distancing. Be sure to take plenty of drinking water aboard, and it’s a good idea to invest in a doggy life jacket for trips to the lakes.


2. Bust Out The Kiddie Pool

If your furry friend loves playing in water, now is a great time to dig the kiddie pool out of the garage. Fill the pool and let your fur baby splash around while you fire up the grill or relax on the patio with a cold drink.


3. Go Camping

This is a great time of year in Arizona to take your pet camping. Reserve a campsite online, pack your car, and you and Fido are ready to hit the road for a grand adventure! Evening temperatures in the spring are wonderful in this region—you and your dog can cuddle up in the tent for a cozy night.


4. Enjoy a Scenic Drive

If your pet enjoys car rides, take her on a scenic driving tour of your city or the countryside. Many dogs love the vibration of the car and the many sights to see out the window.


5. Take A Hike

Take your pet to check out one of the many beautiful hiking trails that Arizona has to offer. This is a great way to make sure your pet gets outside for some much-needed exercise. Just be sure to bring doggy boots to protect your dog’s feet from hot surfaces—and plenty of drinking water.


Have Fun while Staying Safe! 

There is no need to stay cooped up in the house all spring! There are plenty of simple, fun, and safe socially-distanced pet activities for you to enjoy together. Our team at Anasazi Animal Clinic in Gilbert encourages you to get outside, enjoy the warming temperatures, get some exercise, and practice seasonal safety with your furry friend. Contact us online today to inquire about pet safety for warmer weather.



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