It's summer you all! With summer there comes outdoor adventures, quality time with our dogs, picnics, sunshine's and lot more. However, summer also brings challenges for our furry-four-legged friends from the hot weather to potential hazards, we build up a list for you to take proactive measures and ensure that your furry friend stays safe safe and comfortable through the season.
Beat The Heat
Keeping your furry friend cool during summer can be hard. Dog's like humans can suffer from heatstroke and dehydration, ensuring that your pup has as much access to fresh, clean water and indoors or shade is key to keep them safe and comfortable. Avoid going outside for a walk during peak hot hours if possible. Additionally, never leave your dog in a parked car, as temperature can rise rapidly, leading to life threatening conditions.
Protect Those Paws
Hot pavement, sand, and asphalt can quickly heat up to burn up your dog's paws. So before you go out and about with your pup tap the floor with your hand or consider using paw protectors as an extra form of protection.
Something most dog owner don't know is that their dog can also get sunburn. If your dog has light-color fur be extra cautious, here are some of our favorite dog sunscreen for you to check out. Ensure to apply it in exposed areas such as nose, ears, and belly, and avoid using human sunscreen, as some ingredients can be toxic for dogs
Many dogs love swimming during summer, but not all of them are natural swimmers. If you have pool, take some safety measures and fenced the pool to prevent any incidents. If you are unsure of your dog's swimming capabilities or you want to take an additional form of protection get your dog a life jacket.
One of the worst of enemies of our dogs during summer are insects. Summer means an increase of fleas, ticks, and mosquitos, protecting your pup against flea and tick, ensure to ask your local vet for their recommended brand.
Know the Signs of Heatstroke
Last but not least, heatstroke's which are very serious and can be life-threatening for dogs. Make sure you read about the signs, which include: excessive panting, drooling, rapid heartbeat, lethargy, vomiting, and collapse. If you think your dog might be having a heatstroke move your dog to a cool, shaded area, apply cool water to their body, and seek veterinary assistance immediately.
We hope that with this summer tips you can ensure that your dogs stays happy and healthy throughout the season. Embrace the joys of summer while keeping your dog safe. Do you have any other tip? Make sure to share it down below.