With summer right around the corner, we’re all looking to put our hot chocolates and fuzzy socks away and embrace sundresses with lemonades on them. Changing seasons require lifestyle changes. This isn’t true just for humans, and your best friend also needs to be prepped for the summer.
Here are some ways you can ensure your doggo will have a fun and healthy summer.
A healthy doggo is a happy doggo. To make sure your dog stays healthy all summer, you need to take preventive measures. The hot weather during summer can lead to overheating and eventually a heatstroke.
Don’t leave your dog in the hot car for too long to prevent this. Keep a cold, wet towel in your car if you have to take your dog out. Heat strokes are extremely dangerous when it comes to dogs. They can cause nausea, brain damage, and even death in some cases. Heat stroke symptoms include heavy breathing, diarrheas, and weakness. High temperatures can quickly overheat your dog, so avoid taking them out or leaving them out in the sun.
Summer is a fun time for all, even fleas and ticks. They lay dormant during winter and attack during the hot weather. Fleas and ticks can infest your pets easily. They are found everywhere outdoors, plants, shrubs, other animals, you name it, and it has fleas.
Make sure you regularly check your animals for any infestation and keep flea treatments at your home. If you’re not sure which is the best for your pupper, ask a vet.
Water and hydration are essential for all life forms. And during the summer, this need skyrockets because of all the sweating and heating. Make sure your good boy always has a supply of clean water around them, especially if they’re an outdoor dog. Change the water and wash their water dish regularly to avoid any contamination or bacteria growth.
Grooming canines is vital, especially during the summer. Daily brushing will help you notice any skin irritations or a growing infestation of fleas and ticks. It’ll also get rid of excess hair, so your dog stays cool during the hot weather. Avoid shaving or excessively trimming your dog’s fur. The dog’s coat is designed to regulate temperatures, to stay cool during the summer and warm during the winter. It protects them from sunburns and reduces the risk of developing cancer.
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