Taking care of your pets and giving them all the love, attention, and protection, they need is a constant responsibility. However, certain times of the year, this responsibility becomes even more crucial – especially when your pet’s health and wellbeing depend on it!
Summers in Ormond Beach can get quite hot and to keep our furry friends safe and cool, we need to make sure we shelter them well during these months.
Rising Temperatures and Humidity Around Your Pet
During the summer, it doesn’t take very long for the temperatures to rise during the day. This can easily lead to pets suffering from heatstroke and dehydration, which can rapidly cause other health problems as well.
If you notice your pet having difficulty breathing or is panting more than usual, you must keep them indoors in a cool environment and contact your veterinary care team for additional help.
Change Your Routine According to The Weather
As the afternoons become hotter, it’s best to take walks with your pet earlier in the morning or later in the evening to avoid exposure to the heat. While your pet is spending time outdoors, make sure there are shady spots around for them to rest in and a supply of cool water to keep them hydrated. Watch for signs of heatstroke and if you suspect your pet isn’t behaving or appearing as they usually do, make sure to talk to your Ormond Beach vet.
Find Ways to Keep Your Pet Active and Entertained
If your pet isn’t getting enough exercise outdoors because of the heat, find ways to keep them physically and mentally stimulated indoors. Remaining active is essential for their wellbeing so look for creative ways to let them play inside while they wait for the temperatures to cool down.
For more tips on how to protect your pet this summer, call your trusted Ormond Beach Vet at Bayshore Animal Hospital and we’ll be happy to help!