3 Summer Dog Care Tips You Shouldn’t Ignore

Whether he’s nuzzling into your neck, sticking his little nails into your shirt, or fighting with you on the floor, the dog knows how to make you feel good. In 2021, this furry pet is now part of a family of approximately 70 million homes in the U.S. And like other family members, dogs need your love, care, and protection as much as others do.

With summer here, there couldn’t be a better time to treat your furry friend with summer dog care. This is because dogs can quickly overheat in the hot weather, which leads to dehydration and sometimes death. Sounds Scary! Right?

This blog post will discuss five summer dog care tips for your dog so that he may beat the heat and enjoy the summer feast.

Keep Your Dog Hydrated:

Do you worry that your dog gets dehydrated in summer? Here are a few signs to keep in mind to check for dehydration in your dog during warm weather.

  • Panting
  • Urinating
  • Dry sunken eyes
  • Low energy level
  • Having no or less appetite.

To avoid the above warning signs, get plenty of water for your dog indoors and outdoors. And as they say, prevention is better than cure — keeping your dog in the shade to avoid dehydration is a great idea to add to your summer dog care tips. You may also buy an umbrella or dog bed while you take your dog on outside trips or camping.

Limit Exercise time in Summer :

Whether you take your dog for a morning walk or evening playtime, try to avoid the hottest hours. Moreover, don’t forget to check the pavement for heat; otherwise, your dog’s paws might get burned.

If you don’t want to limit exercise or playtime, stick indoors to avoid unnecessary heat exposure. Another summer dog care tip is to do exercise in a shade as it will help your dog stay cool even in the hottest times.

Keep an Eye for Heatstroke:

According to research, heat stroke in dogs is associated with severe complications and high mortality rates despite getting proper treatment. This indicates the importance of preventing your furry friend from getting heatstroke.

High temperatures, over-exertion, and dehydration can all result in heatstroke. To avoid these, keep your dog in a good ventilated area or shade if outside. Besides that, another summer dog care tip is to avoid extreme physical activities in hot summers, which can lead to overheating and eventually heat stroke.

Conclusion:

Summer is a season to enjoy and the perfect time for forest break, beach trips, water sports, and long walks with your family and furry friends. Following these simple summer dog care tips can help your dog stay cool and comfortable all summer long. And make the most of your summer days with your furry friend.

Do you have any other suggestions for summer dog care? Share them with us in the comments below!

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