Dogs! Man’s best friend perfectly said. We all love our puppies. May it be a teacup or a giant Tibetan mastiff. With all the damage they cost to our shoes, carpet, yard; yet with that cute puppy face, they are always successful to make us smile. Yeah! We love them. So, let’s take some steps to protect our fur babies from this hot summer.
Okay, so firstly it’s not just about our pets but also about the strays.
As we know the most sensitive part of our paw friends is their paw’s. Therefore, the very first thing to do in for protecting them in this hot weather is keeping a pot of water on the streets, so that the strays and other on-walk dogs can put their paws in it and feel a little cool. And don’t forget to change and refill the water from time to time.
Don’t take them out for a walk when the temperature is high. You can take them to walk around 5-7 for the morning routine and after 8 or 9 or max after an hour of sunset for the night walk. These timings again depend on your location and temperature around your location.
Before taking them out on those volcanic streets make sure you check the road temp by placing back of your palm on the sidewalk and if you can hold it for about 5-7 seconds then hurray! You can take your buddy for a walk.
And if you are unable in holding your palm for at least 5 seconds, but it’s your routine walk time, then you can just play and have some indoor fun activities that’ll hopefully cover the routine.
Don’t use any socks just because you think a walk is important and wearing socks would save their paws from getting bruises.
Make sure to keep your puppy hydrated. You can make their favorite smoothie, get bigger water bowls for them, you can even add some dog flavors to the water just like we get ours.
Never keep them awaited in parking or outside mall, restaurants, either they come inside with you or you aren’t going in there. Go to animal-friendly places.
Keep their room or place cool, fans won’t work in this hot summer.
Some love to take baths and some, on the other hand, hates it. But make sure to bath them at least twice a week. And if your puppy is a water-baby, then get them a mini kids pool. It’ll be fun to play in. Again, this bathing routine depends on what breed type you have.
Also, bathing for too many times might result in fur loss or skin allergies so, don’t use many products like shampoo, soap, or any special product you generally use. Remember these baths are just to keep them cool in this high temperature, so just water! Again, make sure the water is at normal room temperature. Neither warm nor cold.
That’s it, guys. Please make sure your babies are cool and hydrated this summer. And if you have any more tips to tell us, please share it in the comment section below.