The summer months can be uncomfortable—even dangerous—for your pets. Willow Pet Hotel has some tips to help keep your pets safe from the hot weather.
Never, ever leave your pet in the car!
When it is 75 degrees outside temperatures inside your car can reach upwards of 100 degrees and that’s in the shade! Leaving pets in your car even for a few minutes can lead to a fatal outcome.
If you think it’s hot outside, it’s even hotter for your pet – make sure your pet has a means of cooling off and unlimited access to fresh water.
Dehydration and heat stroke are common in the summer months. Imagine being outside in a fur coat in the middle of July. Cool, fresh water is vital to your pet’s health. A sprinkler or a kiddies pool can be both fun and refreshing way to beat the heat. Try freezing dog treats in ice cube trays for delicious popsicles.
Pets can get sunburn too! If your pet has a thin coat, apply sunscreen to their skin !
Make sure your dog has access to shade when outside. Don’t leave your dog outside for extended periods of time, but when your pup is outside they should have access to a cool shady place to escape the sun and the heat. If you can, take walks during the cooler hours of the day. Either early morning or later in the day. The midday heat can be dangerous for both your dog and yourself. When walking, try to stay off of hot surfaces (like asphalt) because it can burn your dog’s paws
Willow Pet Hotel wants to help you keep your pets safe and cool this summer. Follow our tips for helping everyone in your family stay healthy and comfortable when the heat is on (and even if the power isn’t).