Summer heat and our furbabies!
(Sourced from: www.fluffytools.com)
Face it, summer can be miserable. Though the media is full of happy people in bright red bikinis reclining by the pool with their furbabies, truth is that 90+ degree temperatures and humidity out the roof affect us all.
Our furbabies often suffer the most - after all, they’re covered in layers of fur!
Humans aren’t the only ones to suffer from heatstroke and dehydration.
In fact, if your dog is panting excessively and languishing around in the summer heat, you need to get them to the vet, stat.
These - along with drooling, reddened gums, vomiting, diarrhea, mental dullness, loss of consciousness, uncoordinated movement, or collapsing are classic symptoms of heatstroke in dogs.
Tips to enjoy summer:
1. PROVIDE PLENTY OF COOL, FRESH WATER.
You wouldn’t refuse this to another person… why refuse it to your dog?
Make sure they have plenty of cool, fresh water to last the many hours you are gone for work.
Dogs need an almost-constant water supply.
As a rule of thumb, dogs need at least an ounce of water per pound of body weight each and every day, and even more during the hot summer months. Your furbaby will grow dehydrated very easily.
Is your doggy bowl too small? Find a bigger one or purchase a second one to use over the summer. After all, you want to make sure your baby is safe and comfortable all summer long.
Your doggy’s health is essential!
2. LEAVE AN ICE PACK OR A WET TOWEL FOR THEM TO LAY ON.
The summer heat may be too absolutely miserable for them to endure.
Leave them an ice pack or a wet towel - or both - to help alleviate the discomfort.
Worried about leaks or puddles of water? Set it up on the tiled floor in either kitchen or bathroom.