Summer is coming and with it all walks to the beach and dives in the pool. But have you ever imagined that your pet could suffer from the high temperatures of the season and not find this period so fun? To prevent him from feeling ill during the hottest months of the year, we have separated some tips that will guarantee the pet’s energy.
TAKE CARE OF THE WATER TEMPERATURE WHEN BATHING
The most famous solution to combat the heat of animals is to bathe the dog , right? Certainly, but you need to take care. The main one is to keep the water at a pleasant temperature . Avoid hot baths to not increase the pet’s heat even more, but also do not use cold water to avoid thermal shock. The ideal, during the summer, is to bathe with fresh water even: it provides relief in the right measure.
GO FOR A WALK AT THE MOST APPROPRIATE TIMES AND AVOID THE STRONG SUN
In some regions of the country, the thermal sensation can exceed 40º C on the asphalt. To protect your pet and especially his paws, do not go for walks after 10am. Going out in the early hours of the day, you avoid the very high temperature of the floor and protect this super sensitive part of the animal. In addition, even at the appropriate times, always try to rest in shady areas, such as under trees and under awnings. Standing in the sun will not be comfortable for you or your dog.
ENSURE FRESH WIND AND CREATE RELIEF POINTS
Even if you use a conventional fan at home, like these ceiling fans, it is important to remember that some dogs can feel more heat due to the amount of hair on the body. To make him feel as hit by the wind as any human being , it may be a good idea to place a fan on the floor right next to where he usually lies. Another idea that can bring a lot of relief on the hottest days is to place a “cold carpet” in the room or in the place that it most often stays: this is an easy product to be found in pet stores and that, through a refreshing internal gel , the mat remains a few degrees below room temperature.
INVEST IN THE OBVIOUS AND ENSURE FRESH WATER AT ALL TIMES OF THE DAY
While at home, make sure your puppy has fresh water in the bowl at any time of the day: imagine having to drink hot water on a hot summer day !? And if you go for a walk, don’t forget to take plastic bottles with a lot of water: when we are outside, we always feel more heat and with animals it is no different. You can let your pet drink from the bottle and, if you want, wet his head a little to avoid heat stroke.