Summer time is finally here and we intend to make the most out of it (pooch included) !
Increased temperatures and heat waves made their grand entrance over the course of the past two weeks and we are not complaining! However, summer is a season that can be problematic for your pet if you do not take the necessary steps to protect him. Here are 5 tips to fully enjoy the season with your dog carefree!
1. Watch out for sunburn!
Almost everyone has suffered from sunburn at some point. Believe it or not, your pooch is also likely to be a victim. To prevent it from happening, do not expose him too long to the sun. The parts most likely to be affected are the belly, muzzle, ears and thighs.
2. Do not leave your canine in the car
It is not recommended to leave your canine in the car, no matter how short you think your errand will be. In a very short time, the temperature inside the vehicle can climb and it could be fatal for your little animal. Do not risk it and take him with you!
3. Exercise, but not too much
Your dog needs to move and that’s normal. Prioritize physical activity when the sun is not at its highest point and stay in the shade. His little paws could quickly burn on the sidewalk. During heat waves, keep him cool at home. This will prevent him from suffering of a possible heat stroke.
4. Water, water and more water
At home or outdoors, always have water available for your dog. He will drink according to his thirst! Serve him water at room temperature or slightly cold. Water that is too cold is not recommended because it can cause digestive problems in your pet. If he is not too hungry, offer him a nugget covered with the nutritional supplement. Doggie can keep his vitality and have the necessary vitamins to maintain good health.
5. Heat products
Many products are now available to keep dogs cool: Cooling mats, dog pools, cooling harnesses and cooling vests. Several alternatives are obtainable on the market. All it takes is a little research to find the product that best suits your pet and voila!
It is possible to fully enjoy the summer with your canine companion. On the other hand, it is necessary to take the necessary measures to protect it from the sun and the harmful effects that it could have on him. These tips can help you keep him out of danger!