Safety Tips for Pets


on the beach

Sand spurs can be quite a menace to little furry feet! Keep an eye out for limping; it’s a clear indicator that a sand spur has found a temporary home on your dog’s paw.

Provide shade and water. If you think it’s warm in the sun, imagine how it feels with a fur coat on!

Be aware on the beach. Sea creatures may have washed up, or other beachgoers may have accidentally left garbage behind. Make sure your pet doesn’t ingest something harmful.

Watch for people fishing. Sometime their lines can dangle hooks, and of course the bait often smells very interesting to animals. Steer clear of potential hazards.


Around the Island

Sand spurs don’t just grown by the beach! Keep an eye out for limping; it’s a clear indicator that a sand spur has found a temporary home on your dog’s paw.

Provide shade and water. If you think it’s warm in the sun, imagine how it feels with a fur coat on!

Away from the beaches, be aware as well: traffic on the Island and wildlife in the bushes or on trails could present possible hazards as well.

There is also a population of feral and semi-wild cats on the Island. Dogs have been known to take off chasing them, so keep those leashes handy!


Veterinarians and Pet Care

Local resources include:

Dr. Hobson Fulmer
Eastpoint
850-670-8306

Eastpoint
850-670-8417

Apalachicola
(850) 653-9144

Eastpoint
850-670-2257

Apalachicola
850-653-9144 


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