Summer heat is here, and the signs are in full display! With temperatures ranging from 70 degrees in the morning to 80 degrees and even higher in the evening, it is important to take the proper precautions to ensure your pets are comfortable and enjoyed by everyone.
There are a few simple things you can do to help your furry friends beat the heat. First, make sure they have plenty of fresh water to drink, as they will be spending more time outdoors and will likely be more active. Second, provide them with a cool, shady spot to rest and relax, out of the direct sun. And finally, avoid making them exercise during the hottest hours of the day – early morning or evening walks are best.
By following these simple tips, you can help your pets enjoy summer just as much as you do!
The first tip to keep your pet comfortable between the hot summer months of summer and winter is to provide him or her with a cool place to sleep. Pet beds, cages, kennels, or even sheds are ideal for keeping your animal as cool as possible. If you see your pet seeming to be following a determinedly hot path, it might be a good idea to direct their attention to one of these areas so that they can bask in the a/c while watching (or trying to escape) their owners do the same.
Of course, taking the animal into your home during the hottest hours of the day is also a fantastic way to keep them cool. Many people have proven that a effective way to lower your pet’s temperature is to install a central air conditioning or cooling unit in your home. This will allow your pet the o use of a completely separate air conditioning unit to allow them the freedom they require when it’s hot or they are feeling a little too hot.
Many pet owners have also installed what is known as a “thermo bed” to keep their pet comfortable and extra rested when they travel or take that long afternoon or evening nap. These units are simply double-loop devices that fit on trays and actually remove the heat from your pet’s body, allowing them to remain cool while asleep. They will remain cool for hours, and can be placed in the closet or anywhere else that is convenient for your small pets to rest.
Of course, if your dog or cat has to be outside during these hot summer months, there are things you can do to help them feel more comfortable. If you keep your dog on a leash, you might consider purchasing a t-shirt or dog shirt that is made of a natural fabric that is resistant to the sun and actually reflects the rays of the sun, creating an extra soft source of protection for your pet.
You can also find dog collars and leashes that are specially designed to help small dogs stay cool. To keep your toy breed on point, look for a collar that has been designed to reflect the heat of the sun. For breeds with a thin coat, look for a collar that is designed to shield and protect the delicate parts of the neck and head that easily get intense heat.
The best way to ensure that your small dog is not only safe, but also comfortable is to regularly check for a flea or tick problem. If you find a flea or tick on your dog, you can use this opportunity to carefully and comfortably apply a small amount of herbal medication directly to the little pests head, and to take care of the problem quickly and efficiently. If you find that your dog has a flea or tick problem, you can treat your home and your yard with an insecticide to get rid of the insects, then treat your pet with the appropriate shampoo.