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9 Ways to Keep Your Furry Friends Safe as the Weather Warms Up

by Petoska IN 06 Mar 2024
Pet safety

Time always appears to move faster than we anticipate. While winter has its challenges, the summer heat adds its own in terms of our furry baby's health and well-being.

As the light shines stronger and flowers bloom, it's a strong sign that warmer weather is on the way. However, while we prepare to bask in the sun and enjoy the great outdoors with our furry partners, it's essential to realize that changing weather poses challenges for our pets. From rising temperatures to greater exposure to pests and allergens, it's important to take proactive measures to keep our four-legged friends safe and healthy as the weather gets warmer.

From rising temperatures to greater outdoor activities, here are some ways to keep our fluff balls safe and happy as the weather warms up. So, grab a leash, and let's go on an adventure to protect our cherished member while they enjoy the warmth of the season.

Keep them hydrated: Animals can become dehydrated much like humans can, especially in warmer climates. Whether you're at home or on the go, make sure your tiddles always have access to fresh, clean water. To keep fuzzy faces hydrated on outdoor adventures, consider carrying along a portable water bowl.

Pet drinks

Avoid Overexertion: When the weather is great, it's tempting to go on long walks or have active play sessions, but keep in mind your fur kid’s limitations, especially if they're not used to high levels of exercise. Keep them out of the heat and keep an eye out for symptoms of heat exhaustion, such as heavy breathing or sluggishness.

Protect against Pests: Warmer weather brings an increase in pests such as fleas, ticks, and mosquitoes. Keep them safe by taking veterinarian-recommended flea and tick preventatives, such as Bathright Tick n Flea Shampoo or Tick n Flea Body Spray. Keep an eye out for pests on a regular basis, and if you have any concerns, visit your veterinarian.

Dog grooming

Provide Shade and Shelter: When spending time outside, ensure that your furry person has access to shady locations where they can escape the sun's rays. If you're going on a hike or to the beach, pack a portable shelter or umbrella to provide extra shade for them. Excessive exposure to sunlight may cause dehydration in our furballs.

Sun protection

Watch out for allergies: Like us, our squidgy may have seasonal allergies when the plants begin to blossom and pollen begins to fill the air. Keep a watch out for signs like itching, sneezing, and watery eyes, and consult your veterinarian if you believe they have allergies. To treat itching and allergies, consult your veterinarian if you suspect any allergies.

Know the signs of heatstroke: Learn about the signs of heatstroke in animals, such as increased panting, drooling, vomiting, and lethargy. If you feel your doggo is suffering from heatstroke, immediately relocate them to a cooler environment, provide water, and seek veterinarian attention.

Be mindful of hot surfaces: Asphalt and concrete can get extremely hot in the summer sun, causing burns and discomfort to our pet's sensitive paw pads. Walk your pet on grass or in shady areas whenever feasible, and avoid taking them out during the warmest times of the day while ensuring your pet safety.

Sun protection for pets

Practice water safety: In summers, we often go swimming or boating, ensure that your scoobies are comfortable in the water and always supervise them constantly. Invest in a well-fitted life jacket for your pet, especially if they are not good swimmers. After swimming, make sure to rinse their fur with fresh water to remove any chlorine or saltwater.

Groom Regularly: Regular grooming during the hot months is essential for their health and comfort. As temperatures rise, canines become more vulnerable to problems such as overheating, skin irritation, and pest infestations. Dog grooming removes superfluous fur, which reduces the danger of overheating and allows air to circulate through their coat, keeping them cool. It also helps to eliminate debris, sweat, and allergies from their skin, reducing irritation and infections.

Follow these tips to keep your cute member hydrated, sun-protected, and safe from frequent threats such as heatstroke and pests. With a little additional care and attention, you and your lovey-dovey furry child may enjoy all the benefits of spring and summer while remaining safe and healthy in the great outdoors.

Disclaimer - The information contained in this blog is for informational purposes only and the readers may use or apply the same at their will. We believe in the uniqueness of every pet and its parent. Therefore not every piece of information and idea presented here may be suited to all.

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