If you think you are having a hard time or being stressed with the hot weather, so does our furry friend. Imagine yourself moving with a fully covered outfit in the middle of the afternoon with the heat of the sun glaring at you, Isn’t it stressful? Sad to say, that would be the usual case for your dog especially when he is a furry one.
Make sure to take note of the tips below:
- Don’t leave your pet alone in the car on a warm day
Going inside your vehicle after it is exposed for a long time under the sun is definitely one of the most irritating feeling we experience. It’s even worse for dogs if they are left inside your car. Despite the warnings, every year, pets die after their owners leave them in a parked car that overheats. Within just a few minutes, a car can get extremely shot, stifling, and deadly.
- Be Vigilant
When it starts getting warm outside, take your dog or cat to the vet for a full checkup. The checkup should include a heartworm test and a flea and tick protection plan. These are year-round issues but in the summer months, with much more outdoors time, it’s especially important to monitor them. Better safe than sorry!
- Avoid Walking Your Dog In the Heat
Aim for mornings and evenings when walk with your dog outside. The timing is not just for you, but for your pet as well. You wouldn’t want to get burnt to crisp with the massive heat of the sun.
- Keep Your Home Cool for your pets
This doesn’t mean you have to turn on your air-condition on a 24/7 routine. Simply note that when the temperature outside gets hot, it can be harder to keep the indoors cool. Some people turn their air conditioning off when they leave for the day. If you have a pet at home, this could put him in danger. So make sure to at least leave an electric fan on for him to enjoy a little cool breeze.
- Give Your Pets Access to Shade and Plenty of Water
Pets can get dehydrated or get heatstroke quickly so any pet outside needs to have plenty of water and access to shade.