How to Protect Your Animals From the Summer Heat

How to protect your animals from the heat

As the summer continues, it seems to be getting hotter and hotter. While the weather may seem perfect for getting some sun and playing with your animals, the heat can also be dangerous for your animals. Protect your animals from the summer sun with these cool tips.

  1. Give Your Animals a Cool Place to Lay. Soak a mat, towel, or body vest in cold water for your animal to lay on to help them remain cool. For smaller animals, a small pool could also be a fun and effective way to keep them cool.
  1. Make Pet Safe Popsicles. A creative way to keep your animals safe is by making icy treats for them to enjoy. These treats can be made with mashed bananas and unsweetened peanut butter, or your animal’s favorite snacks that are easy to chew and swallow. Just pop it in the freezer and take it out for your animals to enjoy in the summer heat. 
  1. Protect Your Animals Feet. Just like our feet can blister and burn on hot cement, so can your animals. Provide your animals with protective footwear if they are going to be on hot cement. Another way to protect their feet is by being mindful of the times they are outside. Take your pets out in the mornings or late evenings when the sun isn’t at its highest.

It is important to keep an eye on your animal’s health as the summer progresses. Stop by Hudson’s today for supplies to keep your animals healthy and happy this summer.