Essential Summer Advice For Dog Moms

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

The summer is a wonderful time for many reasons. It gives us an excuse to gather friends and neighbors for barbecues and garden parties. It entices us to step outside and partake in the subtle majesty of nature, walking amidst its subtle perfumes and humble yet beautiful designs. It gives us the chance to enjoy long, bright days and balmy royal blue colored nights spent with the people we love most in the whole world. For dog Moms, however, it also allows us the opportunity to spend the season making memories (like these- look at them, they’re having the time of their lives) with our canine progeny. It’s the time for endless walks with them in nature’s bounty, long evenings spent playing with them in the garden and games of fetch by the beach.

But for nascent dog Moms, summer can also bring with it unfamiliar responsibilities. If this is your first summer with your furry friends, be sure to take these special precautions…

Get car smart

You’ll more than likely want to bring your dog for an adventure in a local park or even an area of outstanding natural beauty on a late July weekend, but if you’re travelling with a dog in a car, it’s essential that you do it right. If your dog doesn’t get much car time, or if you’ve just bought an excitable pup, they may prove a distraction which limits your hazard perception. While you can visit to hold the guilty party to account if it wasn’t your fault, prevention is always the best cure. As tempting as it may be to let your furry friend hang their head out the window a dog crate is a far safer option. If you’re travelling long distance be sure to give them plenty of breaks to go to the bathroom and have a much needed drink of water. And needless to say you should never leave your dog alone in a hot car.

Don’t assume that your dog can swim
For many dogs, swimming is intuitive, but if you’re taking your dog to the beach for the first time, don’t be surprised if they express reservations about setting foot (or paw) in the water. If you want to take your dog paddling or canoeing, it’s a good idea to invest in a canine life jacket. Even if your dog is a strong swimmer these are still a good investment. After all, wet dogs, especially shaggy ones, can be pretty heavy and a life jacket can make hauling them out of the water a whole lot easier.

Cool kit for cool canines

If you’re taking your dog on a grand adventure such as a camping trip, it’s vital that you take steps to protect them from the summer heat. All that fur can really make your dog hot under the collar on a summer day so it’s worth checking out some of the clever devices available to help them keep their cool. Like the
Kool collar which is filled with ice cubes which gradually melt, bringing coolness to the areas where dogs need it most. Or the Jurgo Core Cooling vest which is an unobtrusive yet effective way for all dogs to stay cool in the summer heat.

Now get out there and start making some memories with your fuzzy friends!

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