Suggestions to Protect Your Pets This Summer

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Take care of your four-legged friends this summer.

It’s no secret that summer brings about higher temperatures and intense sunshine.  While this is undoubtedly a beautiful time of year, it’s important to remember that it can pose certain risks for your pets.  To ensure that your pets stay happy and healthy, here are some of the suggestions that you should try.

  • Keep Them Hydrated

Just like humans, cats and dogs can become dehydrated.  This risk increases when your pets are out in the hot summer sun for longer periods of time.  Signs of dehydration include dry gums and excessive drooling.  To ensure that your pets do not suffer, it’s important that you always have fresh, clean water for them to drink.  You should keep water sources inside your home and in your yard for ease of access.  To ensure that your pets are maximizing their fluid intake, you might always want to consider switching them over to wet food during the summer months.

  • Apply Sunscreen

While surprising, it’s true that pets can get sunburnt.  This is especially common with breeds that have short, or light-colored hair.  If you are planning to spend the day out with your pet, then make sure that you protect them with sunscreen that is specially formulated for pets.  Reapply every 3-4 hours (more frequently if your pet gets wet) and focus the sunscreen in less furry spots like their stomachs, ears, and nose.

  • Walk During the Coolest Parts of the Day

When taking your dog out for a walk, try to do it during the early morning or evening.  Avoid taking your dog out for long walks during the middle of the day when the heat is at its most intense.  No matter what time of day you are walking, make sure you have plenty of water for your pup.

These are some of the things that you can do to take care of your pets this summer.  Are you looking to buy or sell in the Hermosa Beach area this season?  If so, contact the experts at Brighton Escrow to get the top-tier escrow service you deserve. Serving the Hermosa Beach area, we are ready to make home buying and selling a breeze.