The Summer has finally arrived and everyone is noticing the scorching hot temperatures. In some parts of the country the heat feels absolutely unbearable. Beating the heat feels impossible for people, but pets suffer in the summer as well. Pet owners around the world love their furry friends, but many people do not know how to protect them from the heat. Recently, the Las Vegas-based Goettl Air Conditioning company issued some tips for people that want to protect their pets from the Summer heat.
Goettl recommends that people avoid having their dog walk on pavement. Pavement can burn the pads on your pet’s feet. If you can feel the heat when you touch the asphalt, then the asphalt is too hot for your pet. Your pets can also experience sunburn. To protect your furry friend apply sunscreen to their ears and nose before you take them outside.
Many pets have thick hair that can make beating the heat almost impossible. If you have a thick haired pet, then you should visit a pet groomer to get the best hair cut for your pet. They’ll appreciate the new look as it keeps them cool throughout the Summer.
The summer heat can leave your pet dehydrated, so you have to keep water available at all times. Check your pet regularly to ensure their mouth is not too dry. You should also consider providing your dog with a small pool that they can splash around in. These small pools will help your dog splish and splash while also keeping them cool. Finally, you should pay attention to your cars during the summer. The heat can make your car leak antifreeze, which is lethal to pets. Check your car regularly and keep your dog away from it.
The summer heat is dangerous, so you must take action to protect your dog.
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