Summer Safety Tips for Pet Owners
June 11, 2021
With summery temperatures already moving in, it’s a great time for pet parents to brush up on warm-weather safety. Follow these guidelines for a safe summer with your furry friend.
- Balance shade and sunshine. Pets still need plenty of exercise during the summer months—but they also require a bit of extra care. Make sure you get outside earlier or later in the day, when it’s cooler, and find a space that has some shade. Don’t forget to provide plenty of water, too.
- Help your pup cool down. If you follow the previous tips and your dog still comes home panting, treat him to a “pupsicle.” These homemade treats will cool him down from the inside out! You can also drape him in a towel that’s been soaked in cool water.
- Never leave your four-legged friend in the car. This one might be a no-brainer, but it bears repeating: Never leave your canine in the car while you run into a store. Even with a window cracked, the summer heat can warm your car to dangerous temperatures in a matter of minutes.