Keep reading to learn more about the tips to make your pet summer-ready.
Summer is upon us, which means it’s finally time to have fun in the sun with your furry babies! We know how excited you are to plan your summer outfits and spend your weekend at a relaxing resort, but as a fur parent, it is also essential to ensure that your pet is healthy and safe as the temperature rises. Of course, you wouldn’t want a fun day at the beach to turn into a long day at the pet clinic, right?
In this article, we’ve gathered the things to keep in mind to ensure that your pet is *always* summer-ready.
Did you know that pets get dehydrated quickly? That’s why it is vital to ensure that clean and cool water is accessible for your pet (at all times!) Terracotta or plastic water bowls are better than metal ones because they don’t absorb heat much. You can even add ice to their drinking water to keep them cool and minimize the heat stress. And if you are taking them for a walk outside, bring a collapsible water bowl with you and give them water at frequent intervals.
Summer is known as the hottest season of the year. Even if you’re just lounging on the couch and you’re still drenched in sweat, just imagine how hot your fur-covered dogs and cats must be! Grooming your furry friends during the summertime can help reduce the heat stress and keep them cool and comfortable, even when they stay indoors.
Fleas and ticks should be something you pay attention to all year. Unfortunately, as the temperature heats up, cases of pets who have fleas and parasites rise too. Parasites such as tapeworms, heartworms, etc., are prevalent during summer. That’s why it is essential to brush your pets regularly to spot irregularities in their skin immediately.
Sun protection is just as important for pets as it is for people. Just like humans, pets can also get an itchy red sunburn. That’s why before having fun under the sun, apply a generous amount of sunscreen to your pet, too. Ensure that their sunscreen does not contain zinc oxide or para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), as these ingredients harm pets.