Summer is here and that means there are some important things you need think about it when it comes to your pet. Its hard for pets to handle the heat and the sun because they don’t sweat like people do.
A dog’s normal temperature is between 100° and 103°F, cats ranges from 100.4º to 102.5ºF. Do you know that they sweat through their paws? When there is only hot air for a dog to breathe, it’s a lot harder for that dog to keep cool. Also, dogs cool down the heat through panting.
We all experienced the high temperature last week, it was over 110 degrees. Below some tips on how to deal the summer heat and make sure your pets not overheated:
- Don’t leave your pet inside the car. It takes minutes for a pet for develop heat stroke and suffocate. For parked car it gets more heated.
- If you are planning to spend the day with your pet outside at a sunny day. You can apply sunscreen on the least hair-covered spots such as bellies, ears and nose. Don’t use your personal sunscreen.
- Feel free to trim the fur on your pet but never shave it. Pet’s coat is naturally designed to keep it cool during the summer and warm in the winter. Boarding and Bathing services
- Do your best to keep your furry friend cool and comfortable when you’re out. Keep them in shade as much as possible. Make sure there is aplenty of water for your pet to avoid dehydration.
- If you decided to take a walk with your pet, try to Keep them off of the hot surfaces like cement and asphalt, because pets heat and cool from the bottom up. So, it might burn their paws and increase body temperature and lead to overheating. Also, it not good to drive around with your pet in the back of a truck, the metal will be so hot on his paws.
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