Dog Safety for the Remaining Days of Summer

Summers in Texas can mean extreme heat and sunshine, and September is no exception. For any owner with a pet, you need to be prepared so that you can properly care for your dog. Show your dog love by following these safety tips.

Never leave your dog in the car even if it’s for a few minutes. Cracking a window will not help as the extreme Texas heat can virtually turn a vehicle into an oven. The heat caused by an enclosed space can cause brain damage, dehydration, and in some cases, even death.

Keep your dog’s hair trimmed but don’t shave them down so they have protection from the sun.

Asphalt can get tremendously hot over time. For this reason, do not walk your pet on cement and asphalt in the heat; stick to the sidewalk or grass. The heat from the black asphalt can cause damage to your pet’s paws. Make sure to periodically check your pet’s paws for any heat-related pain.

Always keep fresh, cool water around to keep your dog hydrated and cool. This will help prevent dehydration as well as heat stroke in your pet.

For more information on dog safety in the Carrollton, contact Mike Leonard Insurance.