With the weather heating up here in New Zealand, it's time to talk Summer Safety for our pooches. As fur baby parents we love to have fun in the sun with them, but how to we do that without risking their health? Here's some tips to help keep your pet comfortable, safe and carefree this summer.
Just like us, our pets love the sun, but too much time in the sun can overheat them, particularly those pooches with shorter noses like Pugs, Boston Terriers and Bulldogs. Not to mention if our pets are overweight or have thicker darker coats, they too are at greater risk. Our pets tend to enjoy themselves a little too much and don't take the time to cool down in the shade or re-hydrate. So how do we safely cool, and keep them cool as well as hydrated?
Here's some tips:
Keep an eye out for these signs of overheating, dehydration and heat stroke:
We love taking our pets with us where ever we go so we need to make sure that they can travel with us safely. Here's some tips:
Doggy paddling to cool down?
Us humans might have mastered the doggie paddle, but not all dogs have. Especially for those adorable pugs and terriers, swimming is not their favourite activity. So if you are taking your pet swimming for the first time, check out our earlier blog on this topic here.
And one last, super important tip here... HAVE FUN! When we have fun, it calms our pet’s, lets them relax to have fun too!