Here are the essential things that you can do to keep your pet safe during the heat of the summer.
1. Learn the early signs of heat exhaustion:
- Excessive panting
- Excessive or thick drool
- Reddened tongue, inside ears
- Red or pale gums
- Glassy and/or red eyes
- Anxiousness or restlessness
- Reluctance or refusal to go on
2. Shorter, slow outings at cooler times of the day are safer!
Exercise in small doses in the early morning or as the sun sets.
3. Test the surface of the asphalt for three seconds:
It’s too hot to touch with your hand, it’s too hot for paws.
4. Provide room temperature water for your dog to drink
- Bring it with you when you go outdoors
- Give your dog plenty of chances to quench his thirst
- Be sure the water bowl is always fresh and full at home, too
6. Minimize sun exposure
Apply sunscreen made for dogs if needed.
7. High humidity = Low Activity
- Find some shade, take a seat, and relax
- High humidity makes it harder to keep cool
We believe that dogs need to get their paws on the ground for an adventure outside of the house. When you are unable to walk your pet yourself, our trained team of professionals is ready to step in and stroll. Let us help keep your pets happier and healthier.
Happy Pet! Happy Home!