DOGS AND THE HEAT:HOW TO PROTECT OUR PUPPY IN THE SUMMER
Just like us humans toodogs suffer from the heat and the summer period can become a really stressful experience for some of them, not to mention the risk of suffering a heat stroke.
Indeed oursfurry friends they begin to feel the heat already between 27º and 29º and at those temperatures we will often notice them panting with their tongue hanging out, which is precisely the mechanism that our dogs use to regulate their body temperature in essence cooling off from the heat!!
THERE ARE RACES THAT SUFFER MORE WHICH AREO?
Certainly this unites all types of dogs, however there are breeds and types more prone to suffer the summer heat..
For example I brachycephalic dogs, as thepug or thebulldog, due to the greater breathing difficulties they encounter. Or even the breeds originating from colder areas, such as those with long and thick hair. And let's not forget dogs with heart problems, we pay the utmost attention to them.
8 SIMPLE TIPS TO APPLY FOR LESTATEE
Sometimes you just need to have common sense and be reasonable in understanding our dog's needs, other times we can take advantage of practical accessories.
Relieving the hassles of high temperatures to our friends is simple: here are 8 simple tips for you to apply.
1 NEVER MAKE THEM MISS WATERUA
Chances are our pup will drink a lot more than usual and we know that fresh water is definitely most appreciated by customers.
So how to do it if we can't change the bowl all the time maybe because we worko)? THEautomatic dispensers they are an authentic and practical salvation!!
2 FOOD, WITHOUT FORCINGE
If you don't have much appetite, don't worry. It is quite normal in the summer..
However, you may want to consider offering them some wet food more often to keep them hydrated!
3 AND NÌ WALKSNÌ
Taking him for a walk during the hottest hours is unthinkable, as in less cool areas.We avoid the asphalted paths and, if we can, take advantage of the coolness of open spaces and gardens.
But above all, never go for a walk without ita large water bottle.
4 NEVER LEAVE YOUR DOG IN THE CARO
A car that overheats immediately in a parking lot is definitely a bad choice to let our puppy rest. Even if it was just 5 minutes to run an errand.
Let's be careful: this is in effect a crime!
5 CLIPPING ALSO NONO
While shortening a long coat could provide relief in many cases, shearing our dogs' coat in the summer is a bad idea..
It would deprive him of a totally natural protective layer, putting him at risk ofsunburn ederythema.
6 BATH TO THE SEA DOUBLE BATHTO
Your dog loves a nice dip in the sea just like you?
There's nothing wrong with that, many dogs love it. The important thing is to rinse it carefully and delicately once back home because salt and sand could remain on him and cause him discomfort..
7 PROTECT IT FROM STITCHESE
Summer does not only mean heat but also insects. Do not forget therefore to take all necessary precautions e use a repellent product.
Yourhairy will thank you: usually with awof oran affectionate drool.
8 FRESH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE HOMEA
Tell me where the dog lives and I'll tell you how to freshen it up, paraphrasing a saying.
If it is our roommate and we haveair conditioning is good, but let's use it in moderation: it should never be too cold.
If, on the other hand, it proudly presides over the gardenlet's make sure it can take advantage of lots of shade at any time of the day.
AND WHAT TO DO WHEN THE DOG IS TOO HOTO?
Prevention is better than cure, butif the dog started to suffer a lot from the heat what should we do? First of all: don't panic and let's try to cool it down gradually. If we then notice that he is breathing heavily or behaving with little clarity, we do not hesitate to call our trusted veterinarian.
And, even if it's hot outside, we have a cool cool place where you can share your life with puppies and exchange views with other enthusiasts. Come inin our Facebook group, we are waiting for you!
Author: Francesco Trocchia