Summer is here! Just had a birthday and received one of the best gifts - no messes on the floor from the crew! No one did a #1 or #2!!! That is a rare thing as one of the fur kids always wants to leave me a gift (I'll take something sparkly over pee pee anyday.)
OK.....it is HOT in most of North America right now. EVERY year we hear about some fool that left their pooch in the car for just a minute. did you know that just a few minutes
in a hot car can cause serious damage to your dog?
Here are some tips that I have accumulated form around the net and my shows, Best Bets for Pets and Catitude:
NOTE: ALWAYS have a vet check any bleeding wound. The First Aid kit is very useful in stopping and/or slowing the bleeding in a small wound until you can get to a vet.
2. Keep your fur kid hydrated. Most pet parents know that our fur kids do not sweat like humans. Dogs' sweat glands are near their paw pads. Dogs pant to release heat. If your dog is panting excessively, it may be time to take a break from the heat, bring out the cool water and go indoors. Dogs can easily overheat when it is hot and humid. Be aware so you can care for your pet safely during the warmer months.
3. Time for a trim! Mr. Z is a long haired mutt. To keep him cool, he gets a shave in the summer. Keep your pet cool from the inside out. Here are some great treat ideas from The Doggy Dish on Pet Life Radio Cool Summer Doggy Treats.
Have any other cool tips for the fur kids?