Dog First Aid - Summer Care Tips
We got a PAWsome pocket handbook on Pet First Aid by The National Humane Society and we just had to share it with you!
We know how important your pet's health and safety is and we want to make sure you have the information at your finger tips!
We will have the information in individual blogs so it's easy for you to find based on what you need to know! This blog post is on dog summer care tips.
While enjoying the summer season with your fur-baby, always remember:
  • Stay Hydrated!
    • Make sure your dog has access to fresh, cool water at all times.
  • Always keep an eye on how your dog is feeling. Excessive panting is one of the signs of heatstroke.
    • If you feel your dog is overheating, move them to a cool area and place them on towels soaked in cool water. Monitor their breathing and seek veterinary help if their condition worsens.
  • Don't leave them alone in a parked vehicle.
    • Dogs do not sweat. Even a car parked in the shade, with the windors cracked, can reach dangerous temperatures in 10 minutes.
    • If you see an animal in a hot car, contact animal control immediately.
    • After only 20 minutes:
      • 70 degrees F outside = 99 degrees F inside the car
      • 80 degrees F outside = 109 degrees F inside the car
      • 90 degrees F outside = 119 degrees F inside the car
  • Exercise and play during the cooler parts of the day and for shorter periods of time.
    • Always check the pavement with your hand to make sure it isn't too hot for their paws.
December 16, 2021 — Amanda Gyetvay