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Important Summer Tips for Every Dog Owner

 01/20/2020

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Summer means lots of outdoor activities, making ice treats, and basking in the sunny warm weather with your furry companion. However, soaring temperature also means the arrival of insects, mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks. Parasites such as fleas and ticks thrive during summers, so pet parents need to pay heed to their dog’s changing needs in this hot weather. Therefore, here we have come up with a comprehensive list of things that you need to take care of during summer to prevent any health issues in your pet! 


Keep Your Buddy Cool and Hydrated

Playing outdoors is all fun until your dog’s health gets affected by the heat. Sometimes, the temperature gets too high, which could harm your furry pal. Thus, always see that if your dog is playing anywhere, he is under the shade, so the harmful sun rays don’t affect him. Moreover, always keep the water bowl filled to keep the dog hydrated all the time.


Protect Him from Sunburn

Dogs have quite sensitive skin, which easily gets damaged due to the harmful ultraviolet rays. Thankfully, there are plenty of sunscreens available for dogs in the market. Product such as Petscreen SPF23 sunscreen is highly effective in preventing skin conditions such as skin cancer that occur due to the sun’s rays. Moreover, this sunscreen is very easy to spray and safe to use on dogs. 


Keep Fleas and Ticks Away

Though fleas and ticks are present all year round, they thrive during summers. Fleas and ticks are parasites that latch onto the host (dog) and feed on their body. The flea and tick bites are capable of causing many health issues and spreading infection in your furry pal’s body. Flea and tick-borne diseases such as Lyme disease is very dangerous and may also cause life-threatening conditions.

To protect your pooch from these infuriating parasites, you need to be vigilant in cleaning your house so the fleas don’t make it their habitat. Moreover, administering flea and tick preventive treatments is also a must. For long-lasting protection from Fleas and Ticks, Bravecto Spot On for Dogs is the ideal treatment. This topical formulation is powerful against fleas and ticks, and protects your dog from flea infestations for 6 months and ticks for 4 months. 

If you prefer chewable tablets over spot ons, Simparica is the best option. These chewables start showing its effect in 3 hours of administration and eliminates 96-98% of fleas. Moreover, it also helps in the treatment of Flea Allergy Dermatitis. Simparica is easy to dose and it remains effective for 35 days.  


Avoid Exposure to Any Hot Surface

Anything that gets exposed to sunrays is bound to get hot. Thus, you need to be cautious when letting your doggo walk outside as the roads also tend to get extremely hot during the piping hot summers. In order to prevent such mishaps, you can also get boots for your pooch, which is designed specially to protect the paws of dogs from excessive heat or cold.  


Groom Him on a Regular Basis

Regular grooming is crucial during summers as dogs also sweat, which gives rise to bacteria on the body. Bathe your buddy regularly to keep him feeling refreshed and lively in these hot days! Natural Animal Shampoo for Dogs helps in thorough cleaning of the dog’s skin and coat. Made with natural ingredients, this shampoo is gentle on the pet’s skin and helps maintain the natural radiance of your dog’s coat.

We hope you follow these tips so along with enjoying the breezy summer days, you can also keep your pet in good health.

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