Tips to keep your dog safe in summer
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Tips to keep your dog safe in summer

Tips and tricks to keep your dog safe and healthy in summer!

 Welcome back fellow pet owner,

Today we will be discussing our tips and tricks to keep your dog safe with the warmer weather. There are days when temperatures are very high and there are things to know to keep your pet happy! So here are our top 5 key things to remember.

1. Staying hydrated

Staying hydrated is very important for both you and your dog! So you want to check that your dog constantly has water available and also monitor that your they are drinking enough during the day. If your dog is well hydrated it will help ward off symptoms of overheating.

2. Grooming

Dogs naturally shed fur in the summer to have a lighter coat. So regularly wash and groom your dog to aid this process and ensure that they are free of dead hair. You can do this at home by yourself, or bring them to a groomers. Dogs with a thick coat are more likely to overheat so make sure they are well groomed.

Warmer temperatures means that parasites and ticks are also out! So keep an eye out for those, and protect your dog by spraying an anti-parasite spray. We recommend the AniForte Flea Ex spray, which is a safe and natural repellent against parasites. 

3. Try to avoid peak sun times.

During peak times, the sun and temperatures can get very warm. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from heat strokes. Symptoms of which include excessive panting and anxiety. So if you can you want to avoid taking your dog out between 11am and 4pm. 

4. Ground temperature

Another danger you want to be aware of is the warmth of the ground. Unless you have special dog shoes you want to be checking whether or not the ground is warm. Our trick to check this is to put the back of your hand on the hand for 5 seconds and judge from that. This will give you a good indication whether it's safe from your pet, and save his paws from getting burned.

5. Don't leave them in a car

This may seem obvious, but never leave your dog in the car even if you're running a quick errand. When the temperature is only 22 degrees it can quickly become 47 degrees inside a car, within an hour.Furthermore you should also be alive to the dangers of conservatories and greenhouses.

 

Don't forget to have fun with your dog during these summer months. Fun activities could include getting the hosepipe to cool your dog down or going for a swim with them!

Don't hesitate to e-mail us if you have any questions: hello@aniforte.co.uk 

Your AniForte UK team.

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