Beat the Heat
- Jun 19, 2015
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The cozy winters are long gone and the delightful spring is giving way to the scorching summers You are probably worried that your pet may get dehydrated, a heatstroke or sunburn which are all valid concerns. Over the years, I have picked up a few tips and tricks which help in preventing these issues.
The Life Saving Elixir – Water is exactly that! Wherever you are, keep yourself equipped with water and provide plenty to your fur-ball at regular intervals.
Shady Moments – Don’t let your pets spend too much time in direct heat. Keep them under a cool shaded area whenever possible.
Splash in a Kiddy Pool – My pet loves this fun activity! Place a kid’s pool in a shaded area, fill it with a couple of inches of water and enjoy splashing around with your baby.
Strictly Avoid the Oven – Never leave your pet inside a parked car which can turn into an oven in a matter of minutes!
Exercise with Care – Early morning or late evening exercise with loads of hydration have proved to be the best for my pet. Avoid talking them for walks when the sun is at its brightest.
Avoid the Street Walks – Without protective boots, your dog’s paws are likely to suffer from walking on roads and pavements, which get really hot during the summers.
Screen from Sunburn – Ask your veterinarian for an appropriate sunscreen that your pets can use especially for short-haired dogs. In case of sunburn, wrap your pet with a cold, wet cloth and avoid taking them outdoors.
Get a Trim – If your pets are really furry with long hair, get them a summer trim. Do not ever completely shave off their fur!
Temperature Check – If possible, keep track of their temperature, which should be below 39 degree Celsius. Whenever, my pet’s temperature goes above 40 degrees, I immerse him in water to keep him cool.
Your pets will definitely exhibit symptoms when the heat makes them uncomfortable. Do not hesitate to visit a vet in case of vomiting, seizures, diarrhea or any other serious indicator. Prevention is better than cure. You and your pet can enjoy a funfilled summer by exercising just a little caution.
If there’s anything else you need guidance on, comment below and a doctor from Alphapet team will get back to with a solution soon.
Neha has been passionate about animals since childhood, she grew up with dogs- training them, learning about them and adopting/fighting for strays. Her zeal for dogs grew after adopting Hunter, her celebrity Saint Bernard. Since then she has been an active member of various dogs groups in NCR- participating and organizing events.