Safe Fun in the Sun
It’s that time of year again! Summer weather is a great time for dog owners, but like people, your dog can be affected by the hot and humid weather as well. Summer is a wonderful time to spend outdoors with your pet, but remember these tips for keeping your dog cool and healthy in the sun!
Remember that dogs cannot cool themselves through sweating like us humans. Panting is the only way that dogs can relieve themselves from the heat. However, that may not be enough for extremely hot and humid weather.
Dogs commonly suffer from heat exhaustion. During summer months, never leave your pet in the car alone! Even though it may not be hot outside, temperatures can quickly rise inside your vehicle, leading to heat stroke, or even death. Also, make sure that your dog has a cool and shady place to rest when outside dogs need to cool off in the shade.
Yes, your fur covered friend can get sunburned just like you. You can purchase sunblock for dogs, but it’salways important to make sure that he has a shady place to rest. A dog house with a lot a ventilation is the best option to prevent sunburn.
The next time you are thinking about some fun in the sun with your furry friends, remember to keep them cool and comfortable. Doing so ensures that both you and your dogs will have an amazing summer!
Do you have any summer safety suggestions? Let us know in the comment section!