They say there are only two kinds of weather in a Texas summer—hot and hotter. To keep ourselves safe during those sweltering temperatures, we make sure to hydrate and wear sunscreen, but our four-legged friends also require some preventative measures to stay safe during the hottest months of the year.
The Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals throughout Texas, offers heatstroke prevention events throughout the state as a way to educate pet owners on the importance of summer safety for their pets. During the event, which is sponsored by TVMF and Mellina Animal Hospital, pet owners can learn how to prevent heatstroke, how to recognize the signs of heatstroke and what to do if their pet overheats.
This free event will take place at Tanglewood Park in Ft. Worth on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. We invite you to drop by for some helpful information on heatstroke prevention and free goodies for you and Fido. In addition, kids will be in for a treat at the event, which also will include face painting and a bounce house.
About the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, the Texas Veterinary Medical Foundation (TVMF) was established in 1978 as a 501(c)3 charitable and philanthropic nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the health and welfare of animals throughout Texas. By celebrating the human-animal bond through education on best practices in animal care and husbandry as well as community and public relations, research, fundraising and the development of those individuals involved in the field of veterinary medicine, TVMF greatly extends the outreach of the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA). TVMF is supported through tax-deductible donations and gifts from the public, veterinarians and pharmaceutical and veterinary supply industries. Please visit www.tvmf.org for more information.
About TVMA: Founded in 1903, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association is a professional association composed of more than 3,700 veterinarians committed to protecting public health, promoting high educational, ethical and moral standards within the veterinary profession, and educating the public about animal health and its relationship to human health. For more information, call 512/452-4224 or visit www.tvma.org.