Take care of your dog during summer time
Always keep him hydrated
Take care of his coat
Stay on the lookout for pests
During the summer season, woods, shrubs and plants can be full of ticks, parasites that attach themselves to your dog. Remember to inspect your pet regularly with your hands and fingertips to detect the presence of parasites. If you find any, it is important to remove the tick with a special tool so that the head does not get stuck under the skin. You can also consult your veterinarian to find out the types of preventive treatments that exist to prevent the presence of parasites as much as possible!
Protect his paws
It is obviously best to take your daily walks at the cooler times of the day, either in the morning or in the evening when the pavement is cooler, which avoids burning your dog's paws. You can also use paw wax which is designed to protect your pet's paw pads from hot and potentially harmful surfaces. Otherwise, another alternative is rubber-soled dog shoes. These are one of the best ways to protect paws from heat and injury if your dog gets used to wearing them. Finally, check the pads daily to make sure there is no damage, and take care to wash them often enough.
Adjust his diet during heat waves
It can happen that hot weather affects your dog's appetite and it is therefore preferable to adapt his diet during these periods. For example, you can give smaller meals that are spread throughout the day, especially during cool periods. This promotes your pet's appetite by helping it to feel less of the heat released by the digestion of food. In addition, reduce the amount of food during hot periods since your dog is likely to move less due to the heat and will therefore be less hungry. You can also add water to his food bowl to promote good hydration throughout the day.
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These five tips will help your dog appreciate the summer season even more and keep you reassured about his health even in the hottest weather!