When summer comes, you will always want to escape as quickly as possible from your hectic daily routines and just enjoy the weather and go out to your heart’s content. You may find vacation and take leaves to some places will be nice ideas. Yet you can never go to have fun without your fellow dog. They will love to join you running and swimming. However, it can totally dangerous because if you take your eyes from them for a while there are some risks you may face including:
- Heat Stroke
This happens when your dog’s body temperature rises badly high. When you plan a long trip and have to be in the car for long, your dog may have it and the air and wind coming from windows are never enough.
Just like us, dog’s skin can get the sunburn if they are exposed to the sun especially ones with thin coats. They can feel the feeling pain, itching, peeling, and other problems. There is special pet’s sunscreen you can apply and do not forget to cover the tips of your dog’s ears and nose, the skin around its mouth, and its back.
- Burned Foot Pads
Their foot pads can get burned when they excessively walk on sidewalk, patio, street, sand when the sun gets too hot. You can get them walking when the road is cooled down.
Beware of dehydration. You should give them enough water and support them to get enough fluids by providing cool and wet foods.
- Campfires and Barbecues
If you plan to have barbecue or campfire, make sure your dog is in save distance since they may try to lick the hot stick and such.
This one can be dangerous since they see it as sticks with no dangerous chemical substance. And when you play with it, the socking dog may run madly or may feel angry because they feel in danger.
Summer means you will meet ticks, fleas, mosquitoes, flies, and other insects. To anticipate their attacks you can ask your vet for good product to take care of them during summer.
- Chemicals in the Water
It will be good for them to swim in summer, yet remember that standing water in pool or pond contains antifreeze and chemicals that may be dangerous for them. Moreover, chlorine can irritate a dog’s skin and upset its stomach. After swimming, you need to rinse their body with fresh water.
- Seasonal Allergies
Summer is also related to fleas, mold, flowers, and other potential allergens which can cause itching (and with it, excessive scratching), coughing, sneezing, discomfort, and other problems for your dog. Make sure to avoid things that can cause those allergies. You can ask your vet for good suggestion in that matter.
- Getting Lost
While traveling into new places always watch out for your dogs, unless they may get lost. Since they are unfamiliar with the new places, they may not find you. Just in case of losing them, you can attach a microchip on them for more reliable identification.