You may be wondering about the possible ways to guard your pet against the scorching heat of the summer. Well! The hot season is not just only about the hot air. It is also the season of beaches and barbeque evenings. With few precautions and measures, you can enjoy the summer to its fullest along with your pet.
How to take your dog in summer
Ensure Adequate Drinking Water
To avoid dehydration in your furry pal this summer, make sure your pet has easy access to water every time.
Provide Your Pet Shady Environment When Outside
Your pet loves to play outdoors or in the garden area. This summer, prepare a makeshift tent in the garden area to protect your pet from the direct heat of the sun while letting him play in the outdoors.
Add Veggies And Fruits To His Diet
Fruits and vegetables are great sources of vitamins and minerals. Moreover, some seasonal fruits like watermelons and blueberries are blessed with water content. Giving these fruits to your pet can boost the immune system of your pet. However, before introducing any item to your pet’s food plate, consult your vet to play safe.
Never Leave The Pet In the Car Unattended
It will not take more than 10 minutes to cause heat stroke in a pet if left alone in the car. Leaving your pet alone in the car is always dangerous to be it in summers or winters.
Ensure Cool Home Environment
As your pet spend most of the time inside the house, it becomes imperative to keep the home cool. To ensure this, leave the air conditioners on and let the windows open in early mornings for easy passage of fresh air from outside. Wash the bedding of your pet every week and change the place of his sleep if required to ensure a cool resting place for your furry pal.
Protect Your Pet’s Paws
Make sure that your pet wears paw pads throughout summer season when going outside or while standing on a hot surface.
Use Flea Preventives
Summer is also the playing time of various parasites. The common enemy of dogs and cats this summer is none other than nasty fleas and ticks. The only way to guard your pet against this big threat is to use flea control products such as Frontline Plus or Advocate for dogs. These preventives not only protect your pet from nasty fleas and ticks but also prevent allergies or itchiness that comes with a flea infestation.
The summer season is both for fun and getting most from the holidays. Your pet loves going out with the whole family during summers. As a pet parent take note of the above details and make this summer season a cool season for you and your pet.