Keep Your Pet Safe This Summer
The best time of year to spend time outdoors with your pet friends is during the summer. Your pets undoubtedly like being outside, whether it’s playing fetch in the park, trekking along beautiful trails, or just relaxing in your garden. With high temperatures and outdoor dangers like ticks and snakes, the season of fun and sun may also be hazardous for your dogs. This post will go over the five most important summer safety precautions you should be aware of in order to keep your pet secure and content throughout the whole season.
1. Keep Your Pet Hydrated
It’s crucial to keep your pet hydrated over the summer to prevent dehydration and heat stroke. Make sure your dogs have access to lots of fresh, clean water at all times, especially if they spend time outside. Additionally, you may freeze water or low-sodium broth into ice cubes to offer your dogs a pleasant treat that will keep them hydrated and cool.
2. Shield the Sun from Your Pet
Animals may become tanned just like people can. Limit your pet’s exposure to the sun during peak hours, which are often between 10 am and 4 pm, to prevent sunburn. To protect your pet’s nose, ears, belly, and other exposed regions from the sun, you may also invest in pet-safe sunscreen. As normal sunscreen can be dangerous to animals, be sure the sunscreen is made particularly for dogs.
3. Avoid Hot Asphalt and Concrete
When the temperature rises, hot pavement and asphalt might burn your pet’s paws. Try to walk your dog in the cooler parts of the day and stay off all hot surfaces. Put your palm on the pavement for seven seconds to see whether the temperature is too high. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for your dog’s paws.
4. Check Your Pet for Ticks
Ticks are common during the summer months and can carry diseases that can harm both pets and humans. Be sure to check your pet for ticks after they’ve spent time outside, especially if they’ve been in wooded or grassy areas. Please pay attention to the hairless areas on your pet’s body, including their armpits, ears, and belly. If you find a tick, remove it promptly with tweezers and monitor your pet for any signs of illness.
5. Keep Your Pet Away from Snakes
During the summer, snakes may be more active and pose a danger to your pet. Teach your pet to avoid snakes, and keep them on a leash when hiking or in wooded areas. If a snake bites your pet, seek veterinary attention immediately.
In conclusion, summer can be a dangerous season for your pets, but by following these 5 essential summer safety tips, you can keep them safe and happy all season long. If you’re ever concerned about your pet’s health or well-being, don’t hesitate to contact us for advice and support. Prevention is key, so take the necessary steps to protect your furry friend this summer.