It's up to you to make sure your pet is safe during extreme warm weather conditions.
With the season changing and warmer weather becoming more frequent, it’s important to make sure our long-haired pets remain cool and comfortable right through the hot summer months. Extreme heat can pose a real threat to cats and dogs, just as it can to humans. Cats and dogs simply cannot tolerate extreme temperatures. As a responsible pet owner, it’s up to you to make sure your pet is safe during warm weather conditions.
It is always a good idea to keep your pet properly groomed, but it is especially important during the summer months. If your dog has very long fur, it is like wearing a fur coat in 95-degree weather; therefore it is imperative that you keep his coat clear of mats and debree and combed frequently to keep it thin and comfortable for him. Longhaired dogs can quickly overheat in high temperatures. Many people don't realize that longhaired cats are also easily overheated, even if they stay indoors.
Good grooming is necessary all year long, and should be a regular routine with your pet, no matter season of the year or the length of his fur. However, the hotter temperatures and increased outdoor activity does require extra care. It may seem like a lot of added work, but neglecting your pet's grooming not only makes him uncomfortable, it may put his health at risk.
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