Whether you’re a sports fan, foodie, history buff, or nature-lover, Albuquerque, NM is a great place to live. It’s also the most populous city in New Mexico, which means that it’s host to many neighborhoods of varying sizes and housing options. The cost of living is one of many factors to consider when choosing a place to raise a child, as it can impact the cost of raising a child. Albuquerque houses for sale have a mixture of everything: apartments, townhouses, condos, and unique homes. Not to mention that, along with low property taxes, state income tax is 24% lower than the national average, making Albuquerque an affordable place to live, work, and settle down for retirement.
With 10 dog parks spread around town, Albuquerque residents are obsessed with their pooches. When the kids start begging to add a furry friend to the family, you won’t have to worry quite as much, as the many accessible off-leash areas make it easy for your dog to get the exercise it needs. Here are a few tips to keep your pets safe this summer.
A pet in a closed vehicle is never okay. Nearly everyone knows that leaving a pet in a closed vehicle on a 100-degree day is dangerous. However, it is the pleasant days of spring and early summer that can actually be the most dangerous for pets left in vehicles. Many people forget that pets are affected by heat much more quickly than humans are and that leaving a pet in a car for “just a minute” can have a deadly outcome. Remember that cars heat up fast—even with the windows cracked!
Give your dog plenty of water & shade. If you’re going to be outside for long periods of time with your dog this summer make sure he has a nice shady spot to rest in and plenty of water. Dog’s can’t regulate heat as well as us, so it’s not as easy for them to stay cool. Prolonged heat exposure puts them at risk for developing heat stroke. Heat and humidity cause potential hazards to your dog’s health. So remember if you’re not comfortable because it’s too hot your dog feels the same. Keep them inside on days when it’s really hot.
Avoid walking your dog during the day. When the temperature is high outside, it’s best to avoid walking your dog. The primary way dogs cool down is by panting. The secondary way is by being in an environment cooler than he or she is. The problem with walking or exercising during the hottest time of the day is the risk that you may not reach home fast enough to cool your dog down if you see warning signs of heatstroke. During the summer season, consider changing your pet’s walking schedules to earlier in the day or during the evening. If you live in a region that is extremely hot even during these times, consider putting protective shoes on your dog’s feet.