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3 Tips To Keep Your Dogs Safe This Summer

3 Tips To Keep Your Dogs Safe This Summer

Summer is the perfect season for picnics, outings, hikes, swimming, and other fun outdoor activities. But no matter how fun summer is, it can’t be denied that excessive heat can make us uncomfortable and irritated. And dogs aren’t an exception to that feeling.

Though you can grab a nice, cold drink or even eat ice cream so you can freshen up, your dog may not have the same access as you do to these things, which is why you have to make an effort for your dog to feel refreshed.

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Dogs love summer just as we do. But the risk of overheating poses many dangers to them. This is why, as their owner, it is your responsibility to keep them safe and sound this summer. And here are the tips and tricks that might probably help you.

Avoid shaving your dog

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Many people shave their dogs in the summer to help them overcome heat stress. But do you know that you should not? Though a dog’s fur helps them keep warm in the cold season, during the summer it keeps them insulated. And so, by shaving your dog, you’re interfering with their natural way of coping with excess heat.

Provide adequate fresh water

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Your dog loses a lot of water during the summer. To prevent them from dehydration, always make sure that your dog has access to clean, cold drinking water from day to night.

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Use sunscreen for light-coated dogs

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Just like humans, dogs are also affected by UV exposure. To counter this problem, consider applying sunscreen to your light-colored dog. Areas around the face need protection from harmful UV rays. If your dog has blond or white fur, know that it’s nearly translucent and may require sunscreen protection.

Hoping that these tips will help you keep your dogs safe and sound in the summer! Let your dog enjoy the summer while having fun, just like you.

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