1. Give it a hair cutEven if you are not someone who would not hire a professional groomer for your dog, please do so in summer. The lovely fur on the pooch is its biggest enemy in the hot season. Though the dog might stay indoors most of the time, the hair on its body will make it pant with the excess heat in summer. Dogs don’t have sweat glands like us. Hence giving it a proper groom-shave will give a great relief. 2. Keep enough water in multiple places Never forget to keep plenty of water for your dog to drink. Hydrating is a must thing and hence remember to keep water bowls in multiple places. Around the house, in the garden and places where your dog roams generally, keep water. The dog might not gulp water like us, bight it will take multiple sips every now and then. If you are working parents, keep enough water to last an entire day. 3. Don’t leave the dog inside the car Even if you are going for a few minutes, never leave your dog inside the car. Though the temperature outside may not seem that hot, the heat inside a car will increase rapidly. The air itself will be hotter and might be dreadful for the dog. If you want to take your dog, go to places where it is allowed inside. 4. Plan the time of walk Avoid asphalt and concrete pavements. Instead walk the dog on the grass. If the ground feels hot on your palm, it will definitely burn the dog’s paws. Hence plan the time of the pooch’s walk. It’s advisable to take the dog for an early morning or late evening walk. The cool climate will also avoid dehydration and panting. 5. Keep the dog indoors Though your dog might insist on playing outside, don’t leave him for outside for long. Keep him indoors and in shade. Treat him with cool water or ice pops. If he will be alone whole day when you are at work, leave the windows open and turn on the fan. Also, keep a wet mat for him to rest if he feels the heat. How much ever we love our pets, these are a few things that we should do to keep them comfortable in summer. Problems with digestion are also quite common in summer and meet the vet whenever necessary. Sometimes, even the slightest mistake can turn out to be deadly to the pooch. Let’s have a cool and happy summer with our furry friends.
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