According to Peta, 90 canine companions have lost their lives due to heat-related causes since 2018.
Summertime is fun for pet parents and pets alike. It’s when you get to be out of the house and enjoy nature. But, it’s also essential to keep your furry friend cool—more so, if they are extremely active and love to play.
So, how do you do that?
In this blog post, we will go through some tips that’ll help you keep your pooch cool and safe this summer.
Let’s get started!
Heat Exhaustion and Heat Stroke: A Short Note
While humans have sweat glands all over their bodies to regulate our body temperature, our doggos only have a few sweat glands located on their paws. So, to maintain their body temperature, dogs pant.
Heat exhaustion occurs when the dog’s normal body temperature is elevated. Experts believe that a dog is heat exhausted if his temperature is between 103 degrees Fahrenheit and 106 degrees Fahrenheit.
Temperatures above 106 degrees Fahrenheit put the dog at risk of developing a heat stroke.
Tips on Keeping Your Dog Cool This Summer!
Heatstroke is a fatal but avoidable condition. To prevent heatstroke, it is crucial to ensure that your dog’s body temperature remains cool.
In this section of the blog, we will share some tips that’ll help you keep your furry friend cool during summer:
- Always ensure that they have plenty of water to drink and a nice shady area to rest when spending the day outdoors
- Never leave your dog inside a parked car—even if you’re planning on leaving them for five minutes!
- Take them out on walks when the temperature is a little forgiving–ideally early in the morning or late at night
- Swimming is the best exercise during summer for your dog
- Don’t forget to bring their water bowl and towel when taking Fido to the beach!
- Active and working dog breeds tend to ignore the signs of heat exhaustion when doing their job. So, it is essential to take lots of breaks and monitor the dog for signs of heat exhaustion.
- If setting up a dog date, choose a time when the sun is forgiving—like mornings and evenings.
And, that’s all folks!
Summing It All Up!
How do you help your furry friend beat the heat during summers? Let us know in the comments!
Unfortunately, lots of doggos get sick during the summer heat because of ignorance on the part of their owners. It’s crucial to ensure that your furry friend enjoys summertime safely.