Tips for Preventing Heat Stroke in Dogs in Summers

Heat Stroke in Dogs  | The verdict is in – hot!

Judging by the latest weather forecast, this summer is going to be the rage. While you already know how to take care of yourself, summer risks for dogs are something we don’t talk about that often. As a dogowner, it is your responsibility to take care of your dog and make sure it doesn’t get caught in this summer’s heatstroke.

In Tips for Preventing Heat Stroke in Dogs this Summer, we will walk you through some simple and effective tips with which you can easily care for your dogs during the scorching summer heat:

Dog Pool

When it gets beyond 90 degrees, nothing and no one can tone it down like water. Dogs love water and are fans of playing with water. Therefore, keeping your dog pool in your yard or somewhere outside with sun protection is perfect. You don’t need to browse through Amazon to get a dog pool, per se; those kids’ pools will do just fine. So long as your children are grown up and don’t use it anymore.

Get a dog pool with cold enough water and have your dog take a plunge during the peak hours of the sun.

Ground Your Dog – In a Good Way, of Course

This is also code for keeping your dog indoors before you get all offended. Dogs are overly curious, cheerful, and explorers by nature. While you won’t mind their display of these qualities on any other day, you have to reign it in during the summer days. While very active, dogs can easily be distracted, too. This where your dog setup comes in. Make sure there is an inviting and comfortable indoor area for your dog to relax. Plush toys, throwing balls, and even children can be a good incentive for your dog to stay indoors.

But if all else fails, of course, keep your canine locked inside until the sun goes down.

Cooling Vests, Dog fashion 101

It is a fact that not all dogs can be contained. It is not in a dog’s nature to stay in a single spot for too long. They eventually will walk around and out, looking for something new to occupy their time. Should they cause a nuisance, wanting to get out even though the heat is unbearable, you can opt for a cooling vest. These are one-of-a-kind vests made especially for various dog breeds.

These vests come with harnesses, too, which makes it easier for you to walk your dog outside. Their internal mechanism turns on when the heat is the most trying, cooling your dog with watery delight. Some senior dogs are more likely to be heat-struck, and these vests are perfect for them. As they come in all shapes and sizes, make sure to choose the right one for your dog.

Water is a Dog’s Best Friend

Dogs are our best friends. But did you ever wonder who is theirs? Water.

Make sure your dog has access to plenty of water. Keep extra pans and bowls around the house so that, even during the heat, your pet has a constant supply of water to sniffle into and drink. With a well-hydrated body, your dog will be able to battle off summertime exhaustion and any chances of heatstroke. It’s time to bust some myths now. Icy water is not harmful to dogs, as is the contrary belief, and can even be beneficial to them during these times of scorching heat. So, make sure to give plenty of liquids to your pet.

Cars and Dogs, Two Words Not to Be Put Together

Regardless of whether it’s mid-year or wintertime, leaving your canine in the vehicle represents various threats. Yet, it’s particularly hazardous to leave a canine in a vehicle when it’s hot outside.

In the hotter months beginning in April, heatstroke in canines can set in rapidly. For instance, in May, when it’s 70 degrees outside, there’s nothing more needed than 10 minutes for the temp to arrive at 100 degrees in the vehicle, even with the windows broke. Note that there are presently laws making it illicit to leave canines in cars.

I Scream, You Scream, Dogs Scream: Ice Cream!

During the hot mid-year days, offer your canine cool treats or make canine frozen yogurt to assist them with chilling off. A few canines appreciate ice 3D squares, yet on the off chance that your canine doesn’t, freezing bits of canine-safe organic product in an ice cube tray works similarly! On the off chance that you have an incredibly fussy little guy, attempt all-common juice watered down and frozen, all things being equal.

For instance, if your canine has recently been outside to potty and returns inside gasping and overheated, offer them cold treats to chill off quicker.

No to Shaving

Not that Dogvember is an actual month – it could be! These hot summer months can be Dogvember, the months you should avoid shaving your dogs. A few canines can benefit from a trim of their coats during the late spring months; however, you should never shave their coats totally, and we’ve effectively talked about every one of the reasons why shaving your canine in summers is awful. Your canine’s coat keeps them warm in winter, yet it additionally assists with controlling their temperature in summer! For instance, your canine’s coat shields them from sunburn, and their undercoat helps with keeping out excessive warmth by protecting your canine’s body.

Those were our tips for preventing heat stroke in dogs this summer.

Our pets – regardless of whether they are dogs or their nemeses, cats – are our responsibility. It is in our hands to keep them safe and healthy. Make sure you take responsibility for taking care of your pet no matter what kind, no matter its size.

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Facts About Animal Homelessness:

  1. Only 1 out of every 10 dogs born will find a permanent home.
  2. The main reasons animals are in shelters: owners give them up, or animal control finds them on the street.
  3. Each year, approximately 2.7 million dogs and cats are killed every year because shelters are too full and there aren’t enough adoptive homes. Act as a publicist for your local shelter so pets can find homes. Sign up for Shelter Pet PR.
  4. Approximately 7.6 million companion animals enter animal shelters nationwide every year. Of those, approximately 3.9 million are dogs and 3.4 million are cats.
  5. According to the National Council on Pet Population Study and Policy (NCPPSP), less than 2% of cats and only 15 to 20% of dogs are returned to their owners.
  6. 25% of dogs that enter local shelters are purebred.
  7. About twice as many animals enter shelters as strays compared to the number that are relinquished by their owners.
  8. It’s impossible to determine how many stray dogs and cats live in the United States. Estimates for cats alone range up to 70 million.
  9. Only 10% of the animals received by shelters have been spayed or neutered. Overpopulation, due to owners letting their pets accidentally or intentionally reproduce, sees millions of these “excess” animals killed annually.
  10. Many strays are lost pets that were not kept properly indoors or provided with identification.
  11. According to The Humane Society, there are about 3,500 brick-and-mortar animal shelters in the US and 10,000 rescue groups and animal sanctuaries in North America.

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