Although summer is coming to an end, the high temperatures in Charleston still leave our animals at risk. It’s important to make sure your pets stay safe from harm in the heat. Just like their owners, cats and dogs can become uncomfortable during the soaring temperatures. Keep reading below about the best ways to keep your pets safe in the heat.
Watch the Temperature & Humidity
Checking the weather daily will help keep your pet safe from the dangerous rising temperatures and skyrocketing humidity levels that naturally come in the summer months. However, being informed about the weather will allow you to keep your pet out of harm’s way.
Limit Their Exercise
With the remaining hot days on our horizon, making sure you limit your pet’s exercise will prevent them from harm. Of course making sure your pet gets exercise is important to their health, but make sure to adjust the intensity and duration of your pets exercise to the weather. On extremely hot days, limit exercise to the morning or evening to keep them out of the sweltering heat. Always stick to the grass versus the concrete or asphalt when playing with your pet.
Keep Them Hydrated
Pets, like their owners, can get dehydrated quickly in the summer heat. However, there is a simple solution: plenty of fresh, clean water both inside and outside your pet’s home. At home, keep water in their bowl and when you are on the go bring a portable bowl along with you.
Schedule a Check-Up
Keeping your pet safe in the summer heat means taking precautions; therefore, schedule a check-up appointment with your vet. At Oceanside Vet Clinic we offer a range of services from general to emergency pet care year-round. Call us at (843) 795-7574 or visit us online to schedule an appointment.
Although the summer is coming to an end soon, keeping your beloved pet safe in the heat is still important. Hopefully, these tips will help you do just that. For more information related to this subject, check out our recent blog post about How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion in Your Pet. As always, contact us at Oceanside Vet Clinic for any questions or inquiries!