July 18th, 2011
|Doing something as simple as walking your dog may not be quite so simple when summer temperatures soar. In certain regions, peak temperatures may make it unsafe to take a stroll with Fido during the heat of the day. If possible, save your dog’s daily exercise time for the morning and evening when cooler air prevails. If walking your pet is desired or necessary when the mercury is rising, then take precautions to prevent your pooch’s pads from burning on the pavement. If the ground is too hot on your bare feet, then it will be just as uncomfortable to puppy paws. If your stroll will take you out of close range from home, then take along some fresh water to ensure canine hydration. Additionally, special consideration should be given to dogs with health issues as well as overweight and older pooches.
Ricky Zee is a pet health consultant for the online dog health shop FidoDogTreats.com