Is Your Dog Ready for Summer?

Is Your Dog Ready for Summer?

Podcast | Kiara – Is Your Dog Ready for Summer?

 

With the hottest season of the year just a few months away and the world beginning to reopen its doors, it’s time to start prepping your pooch for the heat! Whether your pup enjoys lounging around inside, basking in the sun in your backyard, jumping into the nearest lake, or hiking all through the mountains, there are a few things you must do to ensure your canine companion enjoy themselves!

 

So these are the Things You Should Know :-

Table of Contents

  1. Get Their Hair Groomed
  2. Have Their Nail Done!
  3. Don’t Forget the Flea and Tick Medicine
  4. Update Vaccinations
  5. Run Through Training

 

1. Get Their Hair Groomed

Seeing as we have been under a modified lockdown for quite some time, you may have been neglecting your dog’s fur coat (no judgment, many of us have!). It’s time to kick things back into gear by taking your pup to the groomers to trim off some of those unnecessary layers. You can groom them at home or take them to your nearby pet grooming salon depending on your comfort level and breed!

 

Puppy running happily

2. Have Their Nail Done!

No, I do not mean a full-blown pedicure, just a nice trim to ensure their nails don’t get caught on objects that could cause them pain! Long nails can cause unnecessary paw pain, joint pain, and increase their likelihood of ingrown nails as well. You can take your pet to the vet or groomers to have their nails cut professionally or purchase a set of doggie-nail clippers recommended by your vet and do it all at your home! 

 

dog nail clipping

 

3. Don’t Forget the Flea and Tick Medicine

Even if your dog is more of an indoor, air-conditioning only, type of pup, you should still speak with your vet about getting flea and tick medicine. Fleas and ticks do not just live in the forest, they hang out in the trees and bushes in your backyard. If you take your dog to the dog park, and one of their playmates has fleas, your dog is likely to catch the fleas from their doggie pal! 

Just as important as the medicine itself, be sure you are checking your pet for fleas and ticks regularly, especially after coming home from being outdoors!

 

white dog with stethoscope

 

4. Update Vaccinations

Before taking your playful pup out and about for hikes, walks, play dates, etc. contact your vet and ask if they are up to date on all of their vaccines. The vaccines will protect your dog as well as any dogs they may come into contact with! 

 

vaccinating dog

 

5. Run Through Training

Especially if you have a puppy, do a quick run-through of common training procedures before heading out for an afternoon dip at the lake. If you have a new dog who is untrained, have them trained with a few basic commands like sit, stay, lay down, and heal, before you venture out! These simple commands will keep your dog safe and other dogs safe. Even if you have a very calm and friendly pooch, they are still animals, and anything could happen! 

 

Happy dog running wearing red collar

 

Be sure your pet is summer-ready with this little list! Don’t forget to ensure that you have all of the outdoor necessities such as a dog leash, a muzzle if needed, a cage, an indoor and outdoor water bowl, etc. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy the summer months!

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