A safe and healthy pet is a happy pet. Here are some summer pet care tips that will help your pet enjoy the summer months as much as you do!
A vehicle can quickly heat up under the scorching rays of the summer sun and become dangerous to a pet locked inside. Unsafe conditions can arise even when the windows are cracked open or the outside temperature is mild, such as on a spring or fall day, for instance. A hot car can cause your pet to become overheated and possibly lead to heatstroke or death.
When the weather heats up, it's time to modify the routine to prevent overexertion and heatstroke. Regular exercise is important for your pet year-round, so just make a few simple changes to keep him happy and healthy. If your dog enjoys going on a jog with you or off-leash time at the local park, take him out in the early morning or late evening when the temperature is cooler. Daily walks should also be scheduled to avoid the heat of the midday sun. Be sure to take lots of water with you to rehydrate your pet when outside.
Pets can get dehydrated quickly in summer, so make sure to give them plenty of cool water. Check the water dish several times a day to make sure it's always topped up with fresh water. If your pet spends time outdoors, make sure a water source is available outside as well.
When your pet is outside, make sure he has a shady place to rest. Your pet shouldn't be left outside unsupervised during the summer months when overheating is a concern, so try to keep them inside as much as possible.
Brushing out your furry friends more often to remove excess hair and tangles can keep your pet cooler. If your pet has long or thick hair, a trim by the groomer may help prevent overheating.
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