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Top Ways To Focus On Pet Safety

When you live in Ball Ground, it is important to focus on pet safety. You never want to put your pet’s safety in jeopardy, and therefore there are many things that you can do, especially during the summer months.

There are several things that you can do as a way of putting your pets as priority.

Lots of Water

Always make sure your pets have plenty of water. If you really want to treat your pets when it is hot outside, toss in a few ice cubes as well.

Pet Protection Supplies

You can take a trip to the pet store in order to buy some pet safety products. This can include life vests for when they go into the water or when you go boating. You can also look at booties or other types of protection products so that the pads on their feet are well protected on concrete and other hot surfaces.


Take a trip to your veterinarian to talk about different forms of prevention medication. These can include heartworm pills as well as flea and tick collars or drops. Remember, the bugs are out in the summer, and you need to protect your pets however you can.

Common Sense

Common sense can escape the best of us. There are several things that you may want to do in order to remind yourself that your pets need to be taken care of. Don’t take them out in the middle of the day for long walks, never leave them inside of a parked car, and always check to see if they are overheating.

Call now and one of our independent agents at The Sanford Group can help you find a policy that works for you and your budget. We can make comparisons and answer any questions you may have about a policy and coverage levels.


Parents and Teens: Safe Driving Takes Practice

It’s not uncommon for parents to lie for their teen drivers in regards to the number of practice hours they have. And although this is illegal, it still happens every day. Unfortunately, many of these teen drivers who lack the experience they need to be a safe driver end up in car accidents during their teens. Fortunately, your child doesn’t haven’t to be just another statistic. There are many ways to teach your teen how to be a better and safer driver, and it all starts with practice. 

Let your teen drive to school 

When you’re taking your teen to school each morning, let him drive if he has his permit. These daily trips will go a long way in helping his driving skills improve. 

Take a road trip

Your teen should never drive longer than two hours at a time, but still yet, going on a long distance trip that requires him to drive on and off is a great idea. The longer your teen has to drive, the more accustom he’ll be to driving on the freeway and back roads. Just remember, a break is needed every one to two hours, especially for teen drivers. 

Drive in varying weather conditions

How is your teen supposed to learn how to drive in the rain if he never practices in the rain? This is why you must make it a point to have your teen driver drive in varying weather conditions. Even if it means getting out of bed at two in the morning to practice driving in the fog, you and your teen should definitely do so. 


For more tips on safe driving in Ball Ground, GA, visit The Sanford Group website today. 

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