Summer is a good opportunity to take your dog out for interesting outdoor activities. He can get close to the nature and do more exercise. You should pay attention to the heat in summer. It may cause pain and discomfort when it is too hot. Sometimes, it is hard to tell if your dog isn’t feeling well. It is not that obvious. There can be potential danger to your dog if you are not careful enough. Here are some tips and dog supplies to keep your safe and comfortable in summer.
Recently, there is a widespread trick on the Facebook that tells you if it is too hot to walk your dog. It has been shared over 110,000 times on Facebook. It is called the five-second rule. It says that place the back of your hand on the pavement. If you cannot hold it for five seconds, it’s too hot to walk your dog.
Though it is simple, it is an easy way to tell us whether our dogs feel uncomfortable or painful. If you can’t pass the test, you should take him to another cooler place. Always use a leash when walking your dog. It can prevent potential danger and accident.
Keep in mind that do not leave your dog in a locked car, especially on a hot day. It can be life-threatening if it is too hot. Leaving the car window partially open does not help. Your dog may get heat stroke or even death in this condition.
Aside from the negative effect for dogs, leaving a dog in a hot car, you will face the charge of felony animal cruelty. The fines can up to 500 dollars. Remember to take your dogs with you when you lock the car or you can leave them at home.
If you are going to take your dog to the beach, there are certain dog products you should take along. It is much for save to dress your dog a life jacket, no matter he is a good swimmer or a beginner. It is a good way to exercise. Be aware of the strong tide. It can be dangerous even if your dog is good at swimming.
As I mentioned before in one of my previous posts, cats and dogs are easily exposed to insects and pests. Be aware of insect bites. If your dog is bitten, you should observe the spot and see if there is allergy. If so, you should take him to the vet immediately.