My pets are certainly part of my family, and today I’m writing this short article with the help of a health and nutrition specialist on how to be responsible pet owners. We begin with some critical information on how to keep them safe and healthy during these hot summer months. Let’s face it, our pets are best friends.
Keep Your Dog Hydrated
You know, cat and dog owners really don’t need to sweat the heat. However, it is imperative to keep them safe, and that is why we are here today. First, it is vital in the summertime to keep dogs hydrated, especially with the heat. Unlike people, dogs don’t actually sweat through sweat pores. They actually sweat through the pads of their feet. And as well as through the panting process. And sometimes people do not even notice that the dog can be overheated. What can we do to keep them safe and protect them? Keep them out of the sun in the hottest part of the day. If you have a dark colored dog, keeping them out of the direct sunlight and from the hot cars is really really important. Walk or run dogs during the more refreshing morning or evening hours.
If possible, let your dog run on grass rather than on hot concrete. And most importantly, always have water on hand. A bottle of water when walking is a great option. I never knew that dogs can get sunburned, and there is actually a protection for them. Just like us. Yeah, absolutely, particularly with dogs that don’t have hair, they do require sunscreen as a regular daily process. As well as dogs that have pigment that is pink colored, they can get sunburned very easily. Okay, now we have been talking about dogs, let’s talk about cats. What can we do for our precious cats? It is imperative to keep cats hydrated.
Cats Need Water As Well, And A Good Diet
Particularly in the heat. Unlike dogs, they are slow to initiate drinking, and they don’t actually drink enough when they go to the water bowl. So it is essential that we feed them a canned diet that helps to increase hydration. Also, as much as we have to protect our pets, we have to feed them correctly. I mean, just like our children, just like ourselves. They have to have a properly balanced diet. So what can we give them? Feeding a canned diet is excellent to promote hydration. Cats love the texture, it is a little bit different than dry food. They sometimes prefer to eat a canned diet.
This is all, I really hope this was helpful. Thank you for reading!