Keep Your Pet Cool! With These Summer Tips
Keep your pet cool, with temps heating up so quickly this summer keep your pet out of danger. First of all, keep your pet home. As a matter of fact, this is where they are most comfortable and safe! It is important to realize, the temperature inside your car can quickly increase to life threatening levels. On the other hand, planning on bringing your pet along to the lake or camping? Prep supplies ahead of time and plan for frequent stops during your travels and have plenty of water.
Limit Exercise and Avoid Hot Pavement
Above all, consider limiting exercise and avoid hot pavement. Especially important during a heat warning or humid days. For instance, adjust the intensity and duration of any exercise depending on the temperature. Also, avoid asphalt and choose grassy or dirt paths instead. If your pet will wear them, you can get them little booties to protect their paws.
Provide Ample Shade and Water
Is should go without saying, make sure your pets have access to shade to help protect them from the sun when they are outdoors. Of course, have plenty of fresh water away from the heat to prevent dehydration. Consider adding ice whenever possible. Keep them cool by using doggie pools or sprinklers for added fun in the sun!
Watch and Observe Your Pet
After all, you know your pet best. So, be extra mindful of their actions and behavior. Seek veterinary care if you suspect heat stroke.
Signs of heatstroke include:
- Excessive panting
- Increased heart rate.
- Confusion or disorientation.
- Vomiting or diarrhea.
- Bright red gums.
- Body temperature higher than 104° F.
- Collapse, seizure, or coma.
The Kolb Team hopes you find these pet safety tips helpful.
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