SUN'S OUT, PAWS PROTECTED
As the sun shines brighter and the temperatures rise, it's a great time to get outdoors more with your pet, however it is important to remember that our pets also need extra care and attention during the summer months. Whether you have a dog, a cat, or any other beloved pet, it's crucial to be mindful of their well-being in the heat.
Summer Guide: 10 essential tips for your pet
1. Get Active Outdoors
Take advantage of the beautiful weather and engage in outdoor activities with your pets. Regular exercise benefits both dogs and cats, providing mental and physical stimulation plus helping keep them fit.
2. Shedding extra pounds
If your pet needs to shed some extra pounds, consult with your vet about switching to lower calorie food. Maintaining a healthy weight is important for their overall well-being reducing the risk of health issues as they get older such as arthritis, diabetes and pancreatitis.
3. Essential Accessories
Ensure your pets have the necessary accessories for outdoor adventure such as collars, leads, harnesses, and poop bags, while cats may benefit from a secure wire cat carrier such as our White Wire Cate Cage that opens from the top, allowing for easy entry and exit.
4. Vaccination Updates
Keep your pets' vaccinations up to date, ensuring they are protected against diseases such as kennel cough, parvovirus and leptospirosis.
5. Secure Leads for Dogs
Consider using an extendable lead for your dog during walks to prevent them from running off into undergrowth or consuming harmful substances. This added control keeps them safe and gives you peace of mind.
6. Preparing for Summer Holidays
Before sending your cat to a cattery during your vacation, check with your vet to see if a booster vaccination is required.
Spoil your cat with some delicious treats like Dreamies, but be mindful of portion sizes to prevent overeating. Balancing treats with a nutritious diet ensures your cat maintains a healthy weight.
8. Flea Prevention
Warmer weather increases the risk of fleas, so consult your vet for suitable flea prevention products for both cats and dogs. Protecting them from fleas will keep them comfortable and prevent infestations in the home.
Make sure your pet has access to fresh, clean water at all times. In hot weather, they can get dehydrated quickly, so provide multiple water sources and refill them regularly.
10.Provide shade and a cool retreat
Create a shaded area in your yard where your pet can relax and escape the direct sunlight. Consider setting up a cosy spot with a pet-friendly mat or bed in a well-ventilated, cool room indoors.