How To Keep Your Pet Cool On Hot Days
What better way to celebrate National Pet Day than by enjoying the great outdoors with your four-legged, furry friend? With the warmer weather quickly approaching, it’s important to remember that this can be an uncomfortable and dangerous time for your pets. Hot weather leaves your dog vulnerable to injuries and illnesses such as heat stroke, sunburn, and paw pad burns. Here are a few ways pet owners can protect their pets during the spring and summer months.
1.Never leave your pets in a parked car.
You should never keep your pets inside your car — even if the vehicle is on and the air conditioner is running. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rapidly rise to dangerous levels.
2. Watch the humidity.
Don’t just pay attention to the ambient temperature during the day, humidity levels can also affect your pet. Your pet’s temperature should never get over 104 degrees.
3. Limit exercise on hot days.
On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours. Bring plenty of water to keep your pet hydrated, and try to walk them on the grass. Asphalt can get very hot and burn the pads of their paws.
4. Provide ample shade.
Make sure your pets are always protected from the sun. Tree shade and tarps are ideal because they don’t obstruct air flow. A doghouse does not provide relief from heat — in fact, it makes it worse.
Your AC unit can also help keep your dog safe and cool. If your air conditioning system isn’t working efficiently, contact Jupiter-Tequesta. Our technicians can diagnose any problems with your HVAC system and make sure that you are getting the most out of your air conditioning system.
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