Summer is in full swing and so is the Carolina heat.☀️ And, while most of us enjoy spending our days by the beach, out fishing, or just exploring — it’s important to remember to stay cool + hydrated…that goes for your furry bff as well.
Let you and your pet enjoy fun in the sun by taking these simple tips + precautions for heat safety into consideration:
○ Pets can get dehydrated fairly quickly. So make sure you keep fresh, clean water handy when it is hot and humid.
○ Keep your fur-child in the shade, and take them indoors when it is too hot.
○ Don’t over exercise them in the heat. When temperatures are really hot, don’t let them walk on asphalt/pavement. If it’s too hot your toes, it’s too hot for their paws.
○ Know the signs of heat stroke in your pet and what to do if you suspect they are overheating.
○ Make sure you keep a close eye on your doggo at barbecues and socially-distanced gatherings to make sure they don’t eat something dangerous. Here is a list of foods pups should not have.
○ Be sure to rinse your dog after going swimming in a pool, pound, or the ocean. Chlorine and bacteria can cause an irritation or infection on your dog’s skin.
○ Lastly, keep your dog up-to-date on all veterinarian appointments and vaccines — especially heartworm medication.