Just as the fan or air conditioner is your best friend at home on the hottest days, your pet will like to notice that cooler atmosphere.
Keep in mind that you should not directly give the cold jet, it is simply a good idea to have the air moving in the house or room in which the animal is.
Thus, heat is not concentrated (especially if it is humid heat).
A cool bed
Our furry friends love soft beds. In winter that’s great, because many have a cotton base that keeps them warm as well as comfortable, but in summer they’re their worst enemies – you’ve probably seen that they don’t want to sleep in them anymore!
It is a good time to wash and ventilate them well, and instead put a towel or mat, much fresher.
You can also move their resting area to a place in the house that you know is cooler, although they probably have a favorite spot.
This is one of the most important points: you must always have fresh water at your disposal. You can put ice cubes in its bowl, and always leave it in an area away from the sun. For the crazy cats, you can transform the moment of hydration into a game, with the ice ball.
All you need is a balloon: fill it with water and put it in the freezer! When it is ready, take it out, remove the balloon and pass the ice ball under the faucet (this way the tongue will not stick to the lick), before leaving it in the container with water from which you want your gate to drink. Stay hydrated and play.
Snacks and polo shirts
Do you love ice cream? Pets too, and there’s something for everyone! From making cubes with feed and water, to gourmet polo shirts with moist food mixed with chicken broth (no salt, care). For rabbits or turtles, try cutting vegetables and fruits into small pieces and freezing them. They’ll be fresh candy, and you’ll see how they go crazy.
It is true that wet food should not be abused, and we all know that it is usually their favorite and that they eat it before the feed…
But in summer wet food is our ally, because it is a good source of hydration. For rabbits, increasing the amount of fresh vegetables is a good idea (without neglecting hay consumption).
Flusflus and other allies
Spraying your animals with a water spray is a good way to help them fight heat (especially in the area of the ears and back).
Cats and rabbits aren’t very water friends, and they may not like the idea at all… It’s all about proving it! You can also freeze a bottle of water, wrap it in a towel and leave it in their resting area or a place they like. So they can snuggle up next to something cool. And then the wet towel will continue to give them freshness.
The pads of dogs and cats are very delicate, and in summer the ground is very, very hot, which is a danger to the legs of our pets.
If you are going to take your dog out on the street, avoid asphalt as much as possible, which collects a lot of heat.
To check, put the palm of your hand on the ground: if you can’t hold it there for 5 seconds, it’s too hot for your dog or cat’s pads.
The solution is to go out earlier in the morning or when the sun has already fallen, and make longer walks in those two strips. If your cat is very homemade, you can leave a little water in the bath so that she can soak her legs, even if she doesn’t go outside.
Exercise and games
The rule of walks avoiding hot hours also applies to games. Periods of play and exercise need to be shorter and more spaced, both at home and on the street, and always accompanied by water (there are many portable drinkers). Don’t forget to always carry one of their prefes snacks.
Animals with fur hair in summer, losing the extra hair accumulated in the cold months. That’s why it’s very important to help them get rid of it by brushing them daily.
With the brushing we make sure to drag out the undercoat, which is the finest and woolly hair that gives them warmth in winter.
This is valid for dogs, cats, rabbits…
If your dog has long hair, you can cut it out (especially in the belly area), without going too far: always leave about 3 centimetres so that the skin is protected from the sun and temperature.
With heat, bacteria and insects reproduce much faster. We must keep the areas of our pets cleaner and disinfected, to end possible larvae and bacteria that can cause infections to our friends.
We recommend that you use ecological cleaning products, not harmful to your health. Also, check that they have the flea pipettes in order, it’s also time to make an appointment with your vet!