You’re always excited to travel with your pet. However, what happens is the best option if your destination doesn’t allow pets? What should you do? Let your dog out in the car? It’s fine during cool weather but not now when it’s summer. Inside a car, temperatures can reach over 100 degrees (even on those spring and fall days when it’s not so hot outside), and a fast car can heat up within just a few minutes.
In addition, keep in mind that your dog is protected from the heat of the day by his fur coat, so never put a muzzle on him if it’s very hot outside. It would help if you left your pet home if it’s too hot out (indoors or under shade, always with water). You can leave someone in the car to accompany them when you need to go to a stop.
Summer Dog Safety Tips
Summer is the perfect season to go with your pet for a stroll in the park. You can visit the beach, have a barbecue in your backyard, or take a walk in the garden this time of the year. It may be attractive to cool off with an ice-cold drink when the sun is shining; however, remember that your furry friend may be suffering in the same way. It’s a very dangerous time for dogs. So here are five simple safety guidelines:
1. Make sure you have water and an area of shade to relax.
We’ve all heard that dogs aren’t quite as efficient in regulating body temperature as human beings. So on a particularly hot day, it’s better to allow them to be inside. Be sure to provide your pet with an environment that is a cool and comfortable place to relax when you are out in the heat for long periods. Water is essential, and you shouldn’t overlook it.
2. Buy a cheap plastic pool.
Are you planning to take a dip in the pool, one of your top things this summer? Your dog is probably in the same boat. To keep your pet cool, get cheap plastic toys (dogs’ nail nails can cause a puncture to an inflatable one). If a pool is not available, a water fountain or hose may provide entertainment and refreshments.
3. Go for walks during the cooler times.
If you walk your dog regularly, try to walk them in the early morning or later in the afternoon when the sidewalks aren’t scorching hot. Your dog’s feet will be burned by hot sand or concrete. It is best not to walk on asphalt or concrete if you must do it during the daytime.
4. Always make sure to give them fresh water.
Please do not allow your pet to drink water from lakes, oceans, or even pools while you’re on a swimming vacation since this could be dangerous to him. If dogs consume too much saltwater, it can lead to dehydration, vomiting, and even death.
5. Be on the watch for symptoms of heatstroke.
It’s essential to spot the symptoms that indicate heatstroke in your pet and promptly get your pet to the vet. Drooling or heavy panting and vibrant red gums are all early indicators of the signs of heatstroke in dogs. Insomnia, nausea, and pale gums are signs of extreme heat exhaustion.
The two of you and your pet can enjoy a fantastic summer if you follow these basic safety tips for dogs in the summer season.
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