Summer is on it’s way and we are all super excited to hit the beach and start mini picnics.
But as much fun as there is to enjoy in summer, many of us worry about letting our pets in on the fun. Well, here’s some good news for you and your furry…
Follow these tips to keep your dog cool and healthy during those HOT summer days
- Keep Your Dog Hydrated : No Matter where you go ensure you carry ample water to keep your dog hydrated. The best way to do this is to carry a collapsible bowl, or a doggie water bottle along.
- DIY Ice-Cream and Pupsicles : This is an easy pupsicle recipe that wven the kids can enjoy making for their furry companion.
What you will need:
1 Cup water
2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter
1 mashed banana
½ cup frozen/Dried blueberries
1 tablespoon flax seeds
For Popsicle stick: Use a chew stick, or Yak Chew
Popsicle moulds: You can also use the ICE POP MOULD or plastic cups
- Keep Your Dog Well Groomed : Grooming plays a very important role during the hot summer months, especially dogs with double coats. Though their undercoat works as a natural cooling mechanism we need to help them shed the longer fur. A thorough brushing everyday will help your dog shed the excess fur and help them stay cool. Hygiene cuts should also we done regularly.
- Protect Their Paw Pads : Summer means more exploring for your dog, hot sandy beaches, hot pavements and roads, dusty terrains. You cannot avoid these places, so add a protective layer of wax to your dogs paw pads.
Grab a bottle of Buddy’s Healing Balm and protect your dogs paw pads and skin.
- Avoid Mid-day Outings : If you cannot stand the heat outside, your dog certainly cannot either. On Days you dread going out because of the heat try and keep your dog away from it too. Try and walk your dog early morning, later afternoon and at night.
- Know the Signs of Heat stroke and What to Do : Heat strokes are a huge threat to pups and senior dogs on excessively hot days. Keep an eye out for these signs
- Excessive panting and salivating
- Obvious discomfort
- Vomiting and diarrhea
If you notice any of the mentioned signs, move your dog to a cooler place immediately and call you vet. Give your dog some cool water or use ice packs to help him cool off.
- DIY Doggie cooling mat : Something to help your dog stay cool and also useful in case of a heat stroke. An easy D.I.Y craft by Diana Rambles.
As easy as pie… All you need are 2 things, Fleece blanket and Ice packs.