Our pets are just like us. From water to shade and air conditioning, it’s important to keep your furry pals comfortable with shade, water, and air conditioning.
Here are some tips for keeping pets cool in the summer:
- Water: Just as we can get dehydrated, so can your dog or cat, especially in the heat of the summer. Try your best to not leave your pet outside for long periods of time. If you do need to leave them outside, leave enough water, maybe a full kiddie pool, and access to a shaded area where your dog can cool off.
- The Car: Never leave a pet in the car, even for a few minutes. Just as children can become overheated quickly, so can your pet. If you see an animal alone in a parked vehicle, call the police.
- Exercise: Limit your pet’s exercise on the most extreme weather days. In addition to getting dehydrated like we can, your dog can burn its paws on the hot concrete. Consider getting booties for your pet and walking them after dark or before dawn to prevent damage to their pads.
- Signs and Places: If your dog is panting or isn’t recovering quickly after being outside, give them ice and water to help them cool from the inside out, as well as a cool place to lay. Be sure that at all times your dog has the opportunity to be indoors, even if it’s just one area of your home, and provide cool places where they can rest, such as on a tile floor.
- Breed: Be especially conscious of the impact of heat on your breed of pet. Some breeds can take longer to cool off after time outside while others can’t take the heat at all. Provide the proper environment to suit your pet’s needs especially in the heat of the summer.
At John’s Refrigeration, we’re dedicated to keeping the entire family comfortable, including your pets. For information about services we offer, please contact us today.