- Summer can be fun for both you and your pet but just like humans, animals are susceptible to summer hazards too.
- Dehydration, sunburns, and heatstroke are major concerns for pets and steps should be taken to help protect them.
- You may also need to protect your pet from bugs and poisonous foods, and comfort them during fireworks.
Summer offers plenty of fun for both you and your pet. If you have a dog, you can take them on hikes, swims, and plenty of outdoor playtime. Cats love to roam outside too from lounging on the patio to exploring the backyard. While you’re surely protecting yourself this summer by staying hydrated and applying sunscreen, it’s important to take safety precautions with your pet too.
Our furry best friends are just as susceptible to summer hazards like heat stroke, insect bites, dehydration, and even sunburns. Protect your pet this season by getting informed. Here are 12 summer safety tips for pets!
While you sip on your water bottle throughout the day, don’t forget to give your pet plenty of fresh and clean water! When lounging outside, don’t forget to bring a bowl of water for your pet. If you’re going for a hike, don’t forget to bring a water bottle and travel bowl for your dog. Summer can get hot, and dehydration is a serious risk without adequate water.
It’s also important to know the warning signs of dehydration, which include dry and sticky gums, dry nose, thick saliva, panting, and lethargy. These signs are the same for both cats and dogs. If your pet is showing signs of dehydration take them to the vet and do your best to encourage fluid intake.