Even though summer sun can give us warmth after a long cold winter, it’s important to provide special care for dogs to avoid some health conditions in summer.
Any area of the skin covered with hair is easy to catch sunburn. Dogs won’t seek shade even it is very hot for them. Dogs can get sunburn on their nose, it’s of high risk if the skin is broken. In addition, prevent your dogs from going out when the sun is hottest during the day. You can also put high factor sunscreen lotion on your dog’s ears to fight against serious sun damage.
Hot weather can lead to heatstroke in summer, especially for those young, old and short-nosed breeds. Heatstroke can result in excessive panting, or even collapse, which requires professional veterinary attention. In order to prevent it from happening, make sure there is adequate shade in the garden, or bring your dog indoors when it is too hot. Never over-exercise your dog in a extreme hot day.
Providing your dog with adequate fresh drinking water is always necessary during summer. As canned food is easy to go bad in warm weather and attract flies, so you may consider feeding your puppy with dry dog food instead.
Pay attention to your dog’s weight regularly. Some dogs like to spend more time exercising outdoors, so they may need more food. But when the weather becomes hot than normal, they will decrease their time outdoors and their appetite start to decrease at the same time. As a qualified owner, you should decrease the amount of food they need to eat. Over-eating can cause many health conditions as well.
Look after your puppy like what you do to your little child, puppies also need your special attention and sweet talks with you despite they can’t understand but they can experience your attention to them.