May 25, 2014
As summer approaches, not only do the temperatures rise, but we also tend to spend more time outside enjoying the beautiful weather. With the warm weather come some potential dangers and several things that need to be considered if we are to keep our pets safe and healthy.
Things you can do to prevent heat related injuries are:
Keep your pet well groomed. If they have a long or dense coat, you need to brush sufficiently to keep their coat free of matts and tangles..
Your pet's guard hair, or outer coat, actually acts as an insulator which keeps them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
We generally do not recommend shaving down an animal with a double coat unless there is a medical reason or the coat has become too severely matted.
If the sun can get to your pet's skin, you will need to apply sunscreen on a regular basis or keep them out of the sun, to avoid sunburn.