With summer in full swing, it’s important to protect both your dog and yourself during Austin, TX’s hottest months. Specifically, you need to make sure that your dog stays cool and that you’re properly insured if your dog injures someone while they are on your property. At Ty Lawrence Insurance Agency, we wanted to share a few tips on keeping Fido cool and quenched, as well as remind you that we can help ensure your pup is covered by your homeowners insurance policy.
Keeping Your Pooch Cool and Quenched
In Texas, dogs overheat easily in the summer, because they have fur and don’t sweat. Aside from relaxing in a cool area, the only way they can cool themselves off is by panting — which is dehydrating. Your friend will largely be dependent on you to stay cool and hydrated when they are outside. You can help them by:
- shortening your route if you walk or jog with your pup
- exercising with them in the early morning or late evening
- always having water available: with you, in the back yard, and in your car
Keeping Yourself Insured
Most dog owners rely on their homeowners insurance policy to provide liability coverage for any harm that their dog might cause. Even if your dog is nice and never hurt anyone, you should have coverage for his actions, just in case they hurt a person. Homeowners policies often limit which breeds of dogs they provide coverage for, however, and some policies don’t provide any coverage for canines.
At Ty Lawrence Insurance Agency, we can help you find a homeowners policy that includes coverage for your pooch. We’re an independent insurance agency, so we can compare every policy that has the protection you need and help you find the option with the lowest premiums. If you don’t have coverage for Fido, give our office a call today — before you head outside with your friend. We’ll make sure you are fully protected.