May 23, 2014 is Heat Awareness Day, and at the Seattle Canine Club we take the conditions of our facility very seriously, as this is the only way to keep both tail waggers and staff members safe. Hopefully you all have been able to get outside and enjoy the new season as it welcomes itself with sunshine and heat! It seems like Seattle may have gotten its act together and has delivered us a foreshadowing of more delightful Summer days to come! Did you know that if you leave your dog inside of a sealed car on a hot day that the temperature inside that car can raise to over 100 degrees in a matter of minutes? Or have you heard that hot asphalt can burn the bottom of a dogs paw? That’s where we come in! Members at SCC get the luxury of wind blown play areas, complete with plenty of cold water, ice cube treats, and an array of fur-ball friends to play with! Summer is just around the corner, so set up boarding and daycare reservations NOW to guarantee your pooch comfortable play-care while you are gone! Let us work with you to accommodate you and your canine’s needs in the months to come!
May is also Canine Cancer Awareness Month. 30% of elderly canines unfortunately fell victim to cancer in 2o11. Having the threat of a cancer diagnosis can be one of the scariest part of becoming a pet owner, so get informed! The American Kennel Club Canine Health Foundation wanted to kick start Canine Cancer Awareness Month with resources for anyone interested by gathering information about diagnosis and treatment, research, and how to help, and posting it on their website: AKC Canine Health Foundation.