4 Pet Essentials And How to Protect your Pet in Summer
Summer bring lots of sunshine, fun and joy. It’s time to take a dip in the pool or surf on ocean waves. With the longer day at hand, it’s time to plan camping trip or a beach side party. On the flip side the summer also brings pollens. Rains and increased population of insects. The species that are otherwise dormant during winter, start not only reproducing but posing harm to both us and our beloved pets. While your pet may enjoy running through the freshly cut grass, it may be attracting many flea, ticks and mosquitos lurking in the same grass field. It is easy for these harmful insects to cling on to your furry buddy’s skin and house there. Soon the flea will produce larvas and multiply in numbers.
It’s not just the insects, but your pet may need protection from other things such as becoming dirty in the muddy water from rain or getting dehydrated. Dogs follow different heat chart. When it’s 85 outside, for your dog it feels like 95 and so on. As a result, Heatstroke is most common in pets and unless we shield them from all negatives aspects of summer, your furry bud cannot stay active and enjoy the summer just like you.
Here are essentials that you should stock up for your pets
Keep your pets cool and comfy
Cooling Dog Vest uses cool water to activate a refreshing way to keep your pup comfortable on hot days. This summer must-have doesn’t need refrigeration, making it handy during outdoor hiking trips and more. Quite essential if you are staying in a humid and hot place. Even ideal for getaways like camping, beaches, backyards and more.
You can also use K9 Chill Dog Cooling Collar. Just like us, this wet towel designed as a collar can be used around your pets neck. Simply Moisten K9 Chill with cold water and it will do the rest. It reduces heat-stress and also fights fatigue. Keeps your dog cool for hours so your furry buddy can enjoy summer walk with you. It also has a built-In Leash Hole so your dog can stay cool on the go! You can buy it from Amazon here
Keep your pets hydrated
During summer, it is always better to carry water bottle and water cup so you can keep your pets hydrated. I personally like this Collapsible Silicone Pet Travel Bowl, easy to carry and easy to store. Its easy to clean and perfectly dishwasher safe. Collapsible dog bowls are small enough to fit in backpacks and pet transport bags thus makes them ideal for hiking and traveling with pet. Choose the ones that are made with high quality flexible Food-Grade silicone, 100% leadfree, BPA-free so you also can rest assured that when your pet is enjoying food or water from these bowls they’re completely safe from toxins, and so are you.
Also the durable silicone construction means that they can be rinsed or wiped clean after use. also gives the bowl greater longevity over other similar products
Protect their Paws
Do you know the pavements become hotter than the street. Due to its concrete and stone constructions, pavements become extra hot during summer and it is important that you protect your Dogs paw from getting burned. Use Good2Go Silicone Dog Boots. The dog boots are useful if your dog is getting burrs stuck in her pads during walks or getting bit by red ants. Useful during rains too and are easy to put on. These silicon boots are designed to stay on and won’t twist around like some during our walk. Your dog can run down the gravel road without any issues. And when you finish the walk, simply take them off with your dog now free to move inside the house with clean paws. This will ensure to keep your home in utmost hygiene and clean place for your kids.
Protect your pets from flea ticks and insects
Finally, it is important to keep your Pets free from Flea, ticks, Mosquitoes and all unwanted insects that summer brings with it. K9 Advantix II or Frontline Plus offer best defense and protect your pets from these insects.
Flea, tick and mosquito bites can be very painful for your dog. Worse, those bites may expose your dog to irritation, itching and even deadly diseases. Fleas may cause Flea Allergy Dermatitis (FAD) and if ingested, fleas could cause tapeworms. A bite from an infected tick can transmit diseases, such as Lyme disease or Rocky Mountain spotted fever, to your dog. And mosquitoes may transmit heartworms or even West Nile virus to your dog. Both K9 Advantix II and Frontline plus are veterinarian-recommended monthly flea, tick and mosquito treatment for your dog that kills through contact. The tablets are given once a month. Your dog will thank you for its taste and the added protection.
6 Tips to Protect your pets from Heartstroke
You might think you’re taking the proper precautions against heatstroke just by making sure that your dog doesn’t get left in a hot car in the summer. But heatstroke can occur just as easily in the backyard or during outdoor play on especially hot days.
Don’t leave your dog in the car during the summer
Know your dog’s limits
Take extreme cautions when visiting humid or hot places
Keep thermometer handy and monitor your Pets temperature regularly
Use products that can cool down your pets
Pavement gets hot – protect their paws