Keep your pets cool in the summer! If it’s too hot for us, it’s even hotter for them!
As the weather kicks it up a notch, the natural tendency can be to get everyone up and out of the house, pets included. While spending more time outdoors can be a great source of exercise and fun for all involved, it’s essential to be wary of heat exhaustion in your animals.
Offer an ice pack or wet towel to lay on.
Add ice cubes to the water dish.
Offer access to a wading pool with shallow, cool water.
Offer access to cool shade by stringing up a tarp, cloth, or use a shadescreen.
Bring a collapsible water dish on your walks.
Replace a portion of their regular diet with canned food.
Avoid walking on hot pavement, and consider booties to insulate their toes.
Early morning or evening playtimes, exercise, and walks are best.
Cats, of course, also need plenty of cool water during hot weather. White cats can become sunburned if they lay in the sun too long. Even if they’re indoor cats, they can get sunburned through a sunny window.
MAKE SURE YOU CHILL OUT THIS SUMMER AND MAKE SURE YOUR PETS DO TOO!!!