We take care of ourselves when the heat is higher by drinking chilled water, limewater, fruits and by covering ourselves with sunglasses or sun creams. Even our dogs feel the heat so, we should also take care of our dogs with rising temperature. Here is a complete list of what you can do to keep your dog cool and healthy this Summer.
KEEP YOUR DOGS IN SHADY PLACE
Yes, even with fur on their body dogs still feel the heat. And Skin cancer is the common form of cancer in dogs. Always keep your Dog in shady areas and if, you can apply sunscreen on your dog bare body parts. Use products specifically made for Dogs.
Keep your dog drinking bowls always filled with chilled water and keep a check on it. Whenever you find it empty fill it up. Dogs can be dehydrated too ! So, in order to prevent your dog from getting a heat stroke make it a habit of filling their bowls with fresh and cool water both indoors and outdoor.
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TAKE THEM OUT BUT WITH PRECAUTIONS
Obviously, Dogs like to take walks in the parks or gardens but make sure the path they are walking on is not too hot for their footpads. Always make sure to chek the path by touching it yourself first for at least 30 seconds. If you feel the burn, naturally your Dog will too.
MAKE SURE THEY DON’T BURN THEMSELVES
Dogs like to play that is their basic nature but playing in extreme heat can cause sunburn. Make sure that they get to play as long as their body are comfortable with the heat outside.
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NEVER LEAVE YOUR DOG IN CAR
Do not leave your dog in your car for too long as it can cause a problem for them. They can get irritated. Even with windows open, it can be difficult for your dog to bear the deadly heat.
Follow these steps to protect your dog this summer and take care of them like you do your own.