Dogs, often referred to as man’s best friend because of their friendly and loyal nature, need to be looked after and given proper attention to ensure they remain physically and mentally fit. In addition to this, during seasonal change, especially summers, pets require some additional care and pampering to help them adjust and adapt easily.
For you to keep your dogs safe in the summer, some useful tips are mentioned below:
1. Sufficient provision of water
During summers, dogs tend to get thirsty more frequently and in order to prevent dehydration, provision of cool fresh water needs to be ensured. Another tactic to increase your dog’s water intake is to switch up its food from the dry to wet kind.
2. Sunscreen application
Protect your dogs against the UV rays and avoid risking the chance of sunburns. A frequent application of sunscreen on your dog’s body is essential to protect it from the harsh rays of the sun. Be sure to check the label and avoid ingredients such as zinc oxide that can prove to be fatal for any kind of pet in general.
Although it may seem that trimming all fur off of your dog is the smart move to make, it may backfire. This is because the fur acts as a shield and helps avoid sunburn, hence some fur needs to be left behind while trimming your dogs fur.
So all dog owners and at home pet sitters out there, keep your dogs out of the sun, hydrated and well-groomed.