Here are some tips taken from an article in Family Circle Magazine-June 2010 Issue, page 100.
These are suggestions for taking care of dogs during the hot summer months.
1. Apparently animals don't sweat like people do...I didn't know this! So they suggest limiting strenuous outdoor activity in the hottest part of the day.
Also suggested having a shady spot available for the pet to rest and cool off.
2. Pet's can get a sun burn. Now, this I DID know since our dogs got sunburn on their noses when we spent a day at the beach.
Anyway, they suggest using a pet-safe SPF sunscreen (found at pet supply stores) on the belly, nose and ears and to reapply after the pet has been swimming.
3. Specific fertilizers can be dangerous to pets....even if you don't use them on your own property, your pet my run across them in other areas. Pay attention to where your pet is going and watch for any signs of distress.
4. Watch out for those pesky bugs!! The primary offenders are mosquitoes, ticks and fleas. They suggest checking with your vet for the best anti-tick and bug repellent for your pet. Also, check daily for any bites or unusual sores on your fur baby.
Hope everyone has a safe and happy summer.
Enjoy the day♥♥