Today we will be discussing our tips and tricks to keep your dog safe with the warmer weather. Here are our top 5 key things to remember:
1. Stay hydrated
Staying hydrated is very important for both you and your dog! Make sure that your dog has water available at any time and also monitor that he's drinking enough during the day.
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! Keep an eye out for those, and protect your dog by spraying an anti-parasite spray. We recommend AniForte Flea Ex spray, a safe and natural repellent against parasites.
3. Try to avoid peak sun times
During peak times, temperatures can get very hot. Just like humans, dogs can suffer from heat strokes. Symptoms include excessive panting and anxiety. So if you can, 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 for your dog, and save his paws from getting burned.
5. Don't leave your dog 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.
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!
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