Summertime is great for walking and playing in the sunshine with your pet. Unfortunately, pets have a harder time keeping cool when the temperatures soar. Here are some tips to keep your pet safe, healthy, and happy under the fun sun.
In the car
It’s vacation season, but if you’re planning on bringing your pup along, make sure to bring plenty of food and water for the ride, and plan to stop every hour or so to allow him to stretch his legs.
Exercise or playtime
If your dog is used to long walks or expending his energy outdoors, try to go out in the early morning or late in the evening, when the temperature is cooler.
Just like in winter, when freezing temperatures can be harmful to your dog’s paws, searing-hot pavements also pose a threat. You can test the temperature of the ground by carefully placing the back of your hand on it. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for him.
Frozen pet treats are a great way to keep your pet cool, plus they are so easy to make! Check out your local pet store or try making your own! Always consult with your veterinarian before making any changes to your pet’s diet.