Updated: May 21, 2020
The only type of hot dog around here should be one you're eating inside a bun!
And with these hot temperatures on the horizon, it's uber important you take certain precautions when it comes to your pets!
MOST IMPORTANTLY: As we mention each year, NEVER EVER EVER leave your dog inside a vehicle in (even) warm temperatures.
Even when it doesn't FEEL that hot out, a closed car can quickly surge to fatal temperatures in a matter of minutes. It's just NOT worth it.
In addition to that, climbing temperatures can make even your normal, daily pet activities dangerous. So here are a few pointers from yours truly!
1- 5 SECOND RULE:
When going for a walk, always use the "5 second rule" by putting the backside of your hand on the pavement for 5 seconds. If it's too hot for your hand, it is TOO HOT for your pets paws.
2- PLAN ACCORDINGLY:
Go outside during early or later hours when the sun is not at peak temperatures.
3- SO FRESH AND SO CLEAN:
Always carry fresh, clean water for your pet. There are many great portable water containers especially for this purpose.
4- SPF FOR LIFE:
We all know "hoomans" need to lather up with SPF, but our 4-legged friends may also need sunscreen! Light colored or albino pets need sunscreen on certain parts of their body like the tips of their ears and nose. Always talk to your veterinarian to find the best SPF for your pet!
5-BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKING:
There are a plethora of booties and socks on the market that help protect your lets little paws! Note that it does take most pets a couple times to get used to the feeling of having something on their feet, so get them used to them indoors before heading out!
A new product I’ve been testing out is called “Walkee Paws” and they’re basically leggings for dogs with little booties on them! They’re helpful to protect against the elements, will keep your pets paws germ free...PLUS, they'll certainly get you some attention!!
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