Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Summer Heat

Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Summer Heat

By now, we all know how to keep ourselves safe and cool during the warm summer season. But we can’t forget about Fido! Each summer, hundreds of dogs are harmed as a result of being left in hot cars or left outside without the proper water and protection. As such, I wanted to draw your attention to the topic of “Keeping Your Pet Safe in the Summer Heat.”

Hot weather can bring on dangers that significantly affect your pet, including dehydration, heat stroke, sunburn and even death. With a few preventative measures, you can easily help your pup avoid the negative effects of the sun. Below are tips to follow from experts at Camp Bow Wow, North America’s largest and fastest growing pet care franchise.

Pets Need Sunscreen

Cats and dogs can get sunburned too, especially if he/she has light-colored hair. Animal sunburns can cause the same problems as that of humans: peeling, redness and even cancer. As skin cancer in pets is a serious concern, purchasing pet-friendly sunscreen can go a long way in protecting the health of your pet when the heat kicks in. Places that are easy to forget, but prone to burning are: inside the nostrils, tip of nose, around your dog’s lips and the inside of ears for dogs with standup ears. 

Summer Style

Giving your dog a lightweight summer haircut helps prevent overheating. Shave down to a one-inch length, but never to the skin, so your pet still has some protection from the sun. Brushing cats more often than usual can prevent problems caused by excessive heat.  [Read more…]