4 Cool Summer Safety Tips to Beat the Heat and Protect Your Pets

4 Cool Summer Safety Tips to Beat the Heat and Protect Your Pets

 

There is nothing better than spending time with our furry friends outside in the summer sun! Whether they are swimming, sunbathing or just playing outside it is important to keep our fur babies safe from the dangerous heat. Check out these 4 summer safety tips to ensure a safe and happy summer. 

 

KEEP YOUR PETS HAPPY AND HYDRATED

Can you imagine being outside in the dead of summer in a giant ski jacket? Well, that is what it feels like for our furry companions when they go outside in the heat. While their fur protects them it also can cause them to overheat superfast. They need plenty of water and shade to avoid dehydration. Here’s a fun and easy way to keep your pets cool and hydrated this summer – try out our yummy Blueberry Pupsicle recipe: 

 

Ingredients:

-Half a cup of blueberries

-Half a cup of plain white yogurt

 

Instructions: 

-Blend blueberries and yogurt together in a blender

-Add mixture to ice cube trays 

-Freeze for a minimum of 4 hours, until frozen solid

-Feed in a bowl or a puzzle toy for extra mental stimulation

 

OH MY! SUNBURNS AND SKIN CANCER

Believe it or not your pets can get sun burnt too. Short haired dogs and dogs with exposed ears, noses, and bellies can burn and can also get SKIN CANCER from the sun. Always make sure you are never using a human sunscreen on your pets, there is sunscreen made specifically for pets. Talk to your local vet about the different sunscreen options to protect your fur babies from the sizzling sun. 

 

OUCH! KEEP OFF THE CONCRETE

We sometimes forget that our animals don’t just throw on socks and shoes every time they leave the house like we do. Although their paws do protect them, their paws can still get burnt on the concrete and hot ground. During the hottest part of the day try to walk your dogs in the grass. In the scorching sun, the grass will be significantly cooler.  You can also consider getting your pets some stylish protective footwear. 

 

KEEP YOUR PETS COOL AND ENTERTAINED

A fun way to keep your pets cool this summer is a sprinkler or a pool. Our pets love the water and it’s a great way to keep them entertained. Meadowlake Pet Resort has a state of the art splash pad which is a great way to keep your pets cool, and entertained this summer. Contact Meadowlake Pet Resort today for a FREE Daycare Evaluation to kick off their cool summer fun!