The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and you and your pet are sure to have a great time together. With summer approaching, we've put together some tips to keep your pets cool and safe on sunny days! 😎
Don't leave your pet in the car
It's better to leave your pets at home if you're going somewhere where you have to leave them in the car. With an outside temperature of 26 °C, the temperature in the car can rise to 42 °C in just 30 minutes. In some cases, it can take less than ten minutes for the animal to experience heat stroke. If leaving your pet in the car is unavoidable, please provide water and an open window. However, avoid direct drafts or a permanently running air conditioning system. Return as soon as possible.
Don't shave the fur
When you see your pet's gorgeous coat, you might think, "How can it not get too warm?". However, you should never shave your pet because their fur can cool and protect the animal. You can trim your pet's hair, but make sure to leave at least an inch of fur to protect the skin from sunburn.
Don't let them drink from puddles
One should not let one's pet drink from puddles as this water source may contain contaminants or dangerous chemicals. This can make your pet very ill and, in rare cases, even fatal.
Make sure you have enough water and shade.
Never leave home without bringing water for your pets! Dogs can lose fluids through urination and panting. Dry gums and excessive drooling can be a sign of dehydration. To increase fluid intake, you can also switch to wet food on warm days. Pets love to sunbathe, but it's important to keep them in the shade as much as possible as too much direct sunlight can overheat them and cause heat stroke.
keep parasites away
Fleas, ticks, mosquitoes and other annoying parasites are everywhere. Protect your pets from them as much as possible, as they transmit tapeworms, heartworms and diseases like Lyme disease. Ask your vet for tips on protecting your four-legged friends from pests.
Schedule walks differently
Plan your walks with your dog differently in summer, because the midday heat can have a negative impact on the dog's health. The best times are early in the morning and late in the evening when it is cooler. If you are outside, take plenty of breaks in the shade and take plenty of water with you.
Keep your dog's paws cool
Pets heat and cool from the bottom up. In the summer, some surfaces, such as cement, asphalt, or metal, can become extremely hot and dangerous for your pet's paws. Make sure your pet does not walk on these surfaces to avoid burns