How To Keep Your Dogs Safe During The Summer

The summer heat can be quite uncomfortable for all of us, pets included. While the summer offers many of us more time to spend with our furry family members, we have to be careful to keep them cool and safe in the extreme heat.

1. Don’t leave your dog in the car.

For most of us, it goes without saying that we shouldn’t leave our pets in the vehicle, especially during the summer. But in practice, following this tip isn’t so easy. We leave something in the house and want to run and get it; we need to take a bathroom break during our road trip; we only plan to be “in and out” of the store. No matter the situation, don’t leave your dog in the car. Dogs don’t have the sweat glands that humans do. This means they rapidly overheat, especially in closed spaces. If you absolutely have to leave the car, leave it running with the AC on. If you aren’t comfortable doing that, take your pet with you. If neither of those options work, drop your dog off at Fondren 5 Star Pet Resort for daycare. That way, you can travel with peace of mind.

dog and owner going for a walk

Check asphalt before you walk your dog!

2. Avoid hot concrete/asphalt.

The padding on your dog’s feet can burn at the touch of the searing hot ground. As a rule, you should touch the surface your dog will be walking on with your palm. If it’s too hot for you, it’s too hot for your dog. Only walk your dog in shaded or grassy areas, or purchase a pair of dog shoes to keep your pet’s paws safe.

3. Get a haircut.

Long-haired dogs experience especially-torturous summers. Some dogs even have multiple layers of fur. While this provides a bit of extra comfort in the winter, the summer calls for a haircut. Consider adding a trim to your dog’s grooming package, if you don’t regularly request it. Your pet will thank you! Fondren 5 Star Pet Resort offers dog grooming services for dogs of all ages.

dog holding a water bowl in its mouth

Keep your pet’s water bowl filled!

Pets Love Our Cool Resort!

Fondren 5 Star Pet Resort is cool in more ways than one. We offer luxurious, temperature-controlled lodging for pets, in addition to several fun daytime activities. Our doggie parks have wading pools for dogs to cool off and splash around with new friends. Whether you need overnight lodging or daytime daycare, our staff is here to pamper and play with your loveable pet! Call our resort at (281) 835-4445 to learn more, or make a reservation today!