How to Help Your Pet Beat the Summer Heat
The warm summer days are a great time of the year to spend outside with your little pup! Taking your dog on walks, scheduling playtimes with his friends, and letting him bask in the sunlight of those crisp morning summers are all wonderful activities. And as our dogs are enjoying the summer heat, we need to make sure that our pets are staying safe, hydrated, and cool in the summer heat.
Signs your Pet is Overheated
As pet owners, we want to make sure that we leave our pet where he will be looked after with care and have a fun time! Below are some early warning signs that your pet may be experiencing dehydration and/or overheating:
- Dehydration: If your pet has sunken eyes and a dry mouth and nose, he may be dehydrated. Noticing this early and staying in front of this by regularly giving your dog water will help your dog.
- Overheating: Your dog may be overheated if he is panting heavily, breathing loudly, vomiting, or experiencing diarrhea. If he is experiencing severe symptoms, take him to your local vet immediately.
Helping Your Pet Beat the Summer Heat in St. George
Although it varies by location, generally the weather typically gets the hottest between noon and 5pm, so try to schedule your outdoor activities before or after this time. If you are outside during those hours, offer your pet water every hour and encourage your pet to rest so that he’s not exhausted. Noticing and being aware of the early warning signs that your pet is overheated is also critical in making sure your pet stays safe.
American Tender Pet Resort offers a diverse play yard with lots of equipment and a variety of doggy guests for your pet to have the best time. If you’re looking for a spot for your pet to enjoy his summer, contact us today!