The Pets at Home Vets Group has joined forces with the National Trust to raise awareness of pet safety during summer.

Vets and vet nurses from Vets4Pets and Companion Care practices will tour the country hosting out and about roadshows at National Trust venues across England and Northern Ireland, until September.

Huw Stacey, head of clinical services and vet, said: “The summer period presents a number of hazards for pets and we’re holding the out and about roadshow to meet as many pet owners as we can to help raise awareness about how you can help keep pets happy and healthy over the summer.

“Visitors will have the opportunity to speak face-to-face with vets and nurses from their local Vets4Pets or Companion Care practice.

“They’ll be providing practical advice on everything from avoiding heat stroke and dehydration, to being aware of poisoning hazards, such as wet creosote on garden fences, and the dangers associated with taking dogs to the beach, including jellyfish stings and cuts from broken glass. We’ve teamed up with the National Trust as it has some excellent dog-friendly venues and are a great place for pet owners to get out and about with their dogs over the summer,” Huw continued.

Rod Hebden
, head of corporate partnerships at the National Trust, said: “We are delighted to be working with Vets4Pets and Companion Care to help our visitors keep their pets healthy and happy this summer. Lots of our four million members are pet owners, so our partnership provides them with access to great tips and advice from Vets4Pets animal-loving experts, which is really relevant to our supporters.”

The out and about campaign has a dedicated website where pet owners can search for their nearest event venue, as well as watch short videos with help and advice on how to keep pets safe and healthy throughout the summer.

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