Summer heat and dogs
As the summer heat arrives, it’s essential to prioritize your furry friend’s safety and well-being. At All Star Grooming, we truly care about your dog’s health, and we want to share some essential tips to help you keep them cool and comfortable during the hot summer months.
Here are our top recommendations to ensure your dog’s safety in the summer heat:
Hydration is Key
Make sure your dog has access to fresh and cool water. Hydration is crucial, especially during hot weather. Carry a portable water bowl and offer water frequently during outdoor activities. If you are proactive, you can help prevent your pet’s dehydration.
Seek Shade and Limit Exposure
When the sun is at its peak and temperatures soar, provide your dog with ample shade. Whether it’s a tree, an umbrella, or a well-ventilated area, a cool spot will help them stay comfortable.
Never Leave Your Dog in a Hot Car
Even on mild days, the temperature inside a parked car can skyrocket within minutes. When it is only 70 degrees outside, your car can reach up to 113 degrees! Never leave your dog unattended in a vehicle, as it can quickly lead to heatstroke and be life-threatening.
Protect Those Paws
Pavement, sidewalks, and dirt can become scorching hot under the summer sun, burning your dog’s paw pads. Opt for early morning or late evening walks when the ground is cooler.
Adjust the intensity and duration of exercise to prevent overheating. Engage in low-impact activities, such as leisurely walks or indoor play sessions, and avoid strenuous exercise during the hottest parts of the day.
Cool Down with Water
Play at the lake, set up a kiddie pool, sprinkle water on their coat, or place a damp towel on their belly to help keep them cool.
Grooming for Comfort
Regular grooming is vital during the summer months. Keep your dog’s coat well-maintained, as proper grooming helps regulate temperature and prevents matting. Consider scheduling a professional grooming session to help your dog stay cool and comfortable in the summer heat.
Remember, every dog is unique; some breeds are more susceptible to heat-related issues than others. If you have concerns about your dog’s well-being or notice signs of overheating, such as excessive panting, drooling, or lethargy, consult a veterinarian immediately.
At All Star Grooming, we care about your dog’s safety and happiness. By following these tips, you can ensure your furry companion enjoys a safe and enjoyable summer in the beautiful Wyoming outdoors.
Call 307.400.3421 to schedule your pet’s summer grooming service! Stay cool and have a pawsome summer!