Summer is right around the corner, and just as we remember to change into shorts, get out the barbecue and blow up the swimming pool that's been hiding in the corner for months, it's also important to make sure your pets are cool and comfortable.
Pets are susceptible to heat-related illnesses, and as responsible pet owners, you should take proactive steps to keep them safe. In this blog post, we'll explore important tips and guidelines to help your pets stay happy throughout the summer season.
Provide plenty of fresh water:
One of the most important things about keeping pets is making sure they have access to plenty of fresh water at all times. On hot days, pets can become dehydrated quickly, so regularly check their water bowls and refill them with cool water.Maybe even place several bowls around the house or garden to make it easier for your pets to stay hydrated.
Create shady hiding places:
Pets need a cool place to avoid the direct heat of the sun. Set up shaded areas in your garden where your pets can rest. Umbrellas, parasols can be used, or even provide access to a covered patio. At home, keep curtains or blinds closed during the hottest hours of the day to minimize the amount of heat entering your home.
Never leave pets in a hot car:
Never leave your pets unattended in a parked vehicle, even for a short period of time. Cars heat up quickly, even with the windows slightly open, and can reach dangerous temperatures in minutes. If you have to run errands, it's best to leave them at home in a cool and safe environment.
Adjust the training routine:
On hot summer days, avoid strenuous physical activity during the peak heat hours and go for walks early in the morning or late in the evening when the temperatures are cooler. Pay attention to the temperature of the pavement, as it can become hot and burn your pet's feet. Consider walking on grass or using protective shoes to protect their feet.
Provide cooling accessories:
Help your pets cope with the heat by offering cooling accessories. Moist towels or cooling mats can provide relief and lower their body temperature. Freeze pet-safe toys or snacks to create refreshing and fun experiences for pet and owner alike. Consider using a shallow pool or splash pad to provide water play, keeping them fresh and happy.
Fur care and care:
Regular grooming is important during the summer.Grooming your pets helps remove loose fur and improves air circulation to their skin. However, avoid clipping your pets to the skin, as their fur provides protection against sunburn. Consult your veterinarian or groomer to determine the best grooming routine for them
Thank you very much,
Team Petait