5 Ways to Keep Your Puppy Cool and Safe This Summer
Summer is the ideal time to spend time outside with your four-legged friends. There’s no doubt that your pets like spending time outside, whether it’s playing fetch at the park, trekking along gorgeous trails, or simply relaxing in your backyard. Unfortunately, with high temperatures and outdoor threats like ticks and snakes, the season of sun and pleasure may also be deadly for your dogs. In this post, we’ll go over the five most important summer safety recommendations you should know to keep your pet safe and happy all season long.
1. Keep Your Puppy Hydrated
Keeping your pet hydrated throughout the warmer months is critical to avoid dehydration and heat stroke. Always offer lots of fresh, clean water for your dogs, especially if they spend time outside. You may also freeze ice cubes prepared from low-sodium broth or plain water to give your dogs a pleasant treat that will keep them cool and hydrated.
2. Keep Your Puppy Out of the Sun
Pets, like people, may become sunburned. Limit your pet’s exposure to the sun during peak hours, which are often between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. You may also purchase pet-safe sunscreen to apply on their nose, ears, belly, and other sun-exposed areas. Be sure the sunscreen is particularly made for dogs, since conventional sunscreen can be hazardous to animals.
3. Avoid using hot concrete and asphalt.
When temperatures rise, hot pavement and asphalt can burn your pet’s paws. Avoid walking your dog on heated surfaces at all costs. To see if the earth is excessively hot, place your palm on it for seven seconds. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws.
4. Inspect Your Puppy for Ticks
Ticks are widespread throughout the summer months and can transmit illnesses that are harmful to both dogs and people. Check your pet for ticks after they’ve been outside, especially if they’ve been in forested or grassy areas. Please take special care of the hairless regions of your pet’s body, such as their armpits, ears, and tummy. If you spot a tick, remove it immediately with tweezers and keep an eye on your pet for any indications of sickness.
5. Keep your pet away from snakes.
Snakes may become more active during the summer and pose a threat to your pet. Train your pet to avoid snakes and keep them on a leash when hiking or in forested areas. If a snake bites your pet, seek emergency veterinarian assistance.
To summarize, summer can be a dangerous season for your dogs, but by following these 5 vital summer safety recommendations, you can keep them safe and happy all season long. If you have any concerns regarding your pet’s health or well-being, please do not hesitate to contact us for guidance and help. Take the essential precautions to safeguard your pet this summer.