Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Dogs Healthy In Hot Weather

Top 10 Tips To Keep Your Dogs Healthy In Hot Weather


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  1. Be cool.  Dogs can easily suffer from heat exhaustion, so be sure to walk them either early in the morning or later in the evening to avoid the midday heat. Dogs’ bodies are closer to the ground than ours, so they heat up quicker.

  2. Careful of the feet!  Try to walk your dog on grass and avoid hot asphalt. Walking on hot roads or sidewalks can cause your dog’s pads to get burned.

  3. Small sips only.  When you go out with your dog, take plenty of water with you, but do not allow your dog to drink it all at once. Smaller, more regularly spaced doses help avoid bloat and other dangerous or uncomfortable conditions.

  4. Get Wet!  Swimming is a great way to quickly cool off your hot dog, but be sure not to tire him out too much. Even really good swimmers can tire to the point where it could get dangerous.

  5. Heat kills.  You should not leave your dog in an unattended car for even a couple of minutes.

  6. Floaties!  If you are out on a boat with your dog, be sure she is wearing a life preserver.

  7. Pee careful.  Even the most-housetrained dogs often scent mark new territory, so keep an eye on your dog when checking into a hotel room or vacation house.

  8. Travel Smart.  If you take your dog on vacation with you, be aware that the dog could feel heightened anxiety by being left alone in a new place. Try to avoid long spells away until he has acclimated.

  9. Watch the sun.  Some light-colored dogs need to wear sunscreen around their most vulnerable areas. Consult your vet to see if this is something that applies to your dog.

  10. Cool Pads.  A really great way to cool your dog during the summer is to provide a kid’s paddling pool. Dogs sweat through their pads, so a great way to cool down quickly is to get their feet wet.

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