Getting Down To Basics with Dogs

Dog Owners – Be Extra Careful And Cautious Of These Issues This Summer Season

When you are a dog owner or perhaps you are a pet lover, for sure, you already treat them as part of your family as they are not only funny, they are also loyal, lovable as well as adorable and being their master or owner, you would always want to make sure that you are doing what is best for them. And because we treat and love our dog that same way as our own family, we always ensure that they get everything they need such as a good quality of food, regular check up to a veterinary clinic and even taking them for a walk as part of their exercise routine but, with the coming of the summer season, you have to be very careful of the additional risk that comes along with it. For you to be able to make sure that your pets are ready for the coming of the summer months, we give you this article containing all the necessary and essential things that you should take into consideration when the weather starts to get warmer outside.

The same way people experience it, dehydration and heat stroke is also considered as one of the most dangerous and even fatal health concern that may come to your dogs. There are quite a number of ways on how you will be able to ensure the safety of your dog during the summer months and one of which is to guarantee that they will always have a plentiful supply of clean and cool water plus, you also have to check their bowls on a regular basis as they can get through with it faster than you think. Other than making sure that you are giving them a cool and clean water, another very important thing that you need to provide them so that they will not be dehydrated and suffer from heat stroke is to have access to a shaded and cool place. It would be best for your dogs to stay inside your home as it is the coolest place they can be however, if you still prefer them to stay outside, you have to see to it that the kennel areas you are providing them is cool and shaded. During the summer season wherein hear waves surges and the climate is really at its hottest, this is the best time to take advantage of the air conditioning system or all the fans that you have at home. There is also a need for you to carefully and cautiously monitor the water intake of your dogs and check for possible signs of dehydration by gently lifting the skin at the back of their neck.

Some of the signs of dehydration that you need to be wary of are the following: sunken eyes, excessive panting, thick saliva, place gums and upon lifting the skin at the back of their neck, if it does not return to its original position, that indicates it as well. If you have noticed any of these signs, the best thing for you to do is to immediately take them to a vet clinic for checkup.