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The Tale of Tanning

Historically, pale skin indicated high status.Tan skin signified that you had to work outdoors as a manual laborer. In the United States in the 1920’s pioneering designer and fashion icon, Coco Chanel, popularized the idea of tanning and the sun started to represent pleasure and relaxation as well as health. In reality, a tan is actually a sign of damaged skin.

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Keep Your Pets Sun Safe

Add your pet's fur coat to high heat and you have a potentially dangerous situation. Follow these tips

  • Keep your pet hydrated!
  • Don't leave pets in a car on a hot day - not even for a minute
  • Avoid walks and activities during the hottest part of the day
  • Know the signs of heat stroke in animals (heavy panting, brick red gums, staggering, seizures, bloody diarrhea/vomit, high temperature)
  • Cool your pet down using a hose or wet towels; apply to paws and neck; offer ice cubes and water; get to the vet!
  • Remember - dogs and cats that are obese or have short snouts can be more prone to heat stroke
  • Keep Pets Safe in the Heat
  • Protecting Your Pets From the Heat
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  • 20 Things You Can Learn From Your Pets

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