Top Pet Summer Safety Tips! How to Protect Your Pets During the Hot Summer

Looking for a way to keep your pet safe this summer? Here are some Pet Summer Safety tips on how to provide the best summer care for your pet!

Summertime is one of the most popular times for people to take their pets out for walks and playdates. However, with so many people out and about, it’s important to know the top pet summer safety tips to keep your pets safe during these months.

Pet Summer Safety Tips

Pet summer safety tips

Hot Weather Safety Tips

Summer provides some unique challenges for pet owners. While summer presents many opportunities for owner and pet to enjoy the outdoors, it can be helpful to view summer conditions from a pet’s perspective. A major consideration is the heat. For your pet, overheating can be very dangerous, however, it can almost always be prevented. In caring for your pet, they should have plenty of water and a cool shady spot to rest during the hot summer months.

caring of pets in summer time

For most pets this is enough to keep their body temperature regulated. However, if your pet is overweight, has a big thick coat, or has other medical issues that could hinder his breathing, pay special attention to your pet’s condition. Some dogs will continue playing/exercising even when they should stop and cool off. So be sure not to over exert your pet during this season. Also, it is worth repeating the warning to never leave your pet in a hot car. Even a short time in a hot car can be very harmful to your pet.

Protection from Insects

Summer presents other concerns. Insects that can infect your pet in several ways. Keeping insects off and away from your pet can save you and your pet a lot of grief later on. Prescriptive Heartworm preventatives should be given to all outdoor dogs in mosquito-laden areas. Also discuss prescriptive flea and tick medications with your vet. Medications aren’t right for all pets, but many benefit greatly from such treatments. Checking your pet for fleas and ticks is also needed whether they are on medication or not. Not all treatments and repellents are fool proof, so inspecting your pet should be done routinely with out door pets.

Keep Your Pets Healthy and Safe this Summer

Finally, summer tends to be the time for allergies and skin problems. This can be due to seasonal allergens such as grass and pollen. Allergies from fleas and ticks also act up around this time. For some pets, particularly dogs, contact with things such as ponds and burrs may lead to problems they don’t usually have to deal with the rest of the year.

Finally, heat can spark or aggravate skin problems too. For seasonal allergies using a hypoallergenic shampoo may help, but consulting your vet regarding treatments is often your best option. The heat can often spark hot spots for dogs. This can be driven by matted fur, or a collar that build up heat moisture causing an infection. Some dogs are simply more prone to hot spots during the hot weather. Avoiding each of these potential irritants can be difficult in some cases. However, keeping your pet clean and well groomed often helps reduce the occurrences of these problems.

We hope these pet summer safety tips will help keep your pet safe and happy this summer! Let us know in the comments if you have any additional advice or questions about keeping pets safe during the hot weather.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do with my dog in summer?

Even when they should be resting and cooling off, some dogs will continue to play/exercise. So, throughout this time of year, make sure your pet isn’t overworked

How do you cool a hot dog?

During the hot summer months, pets should have enough water and a cool, shady place to stay relax sit and play.

What are the symptoms of a dog overheating?

The most common symptom of a dog overheating is panting heavily. Some dogs may also have increased heart rate, vomitting, and diarrhea. If the dog’s body temperature reaches 106 degrees Fahrenheit (41 degrees Celsius), it will likely become unconscious and die.

Pet summer safety tips

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