Summer dog time in Australia means fun, activities, swimming and beach time with your loveable pooch!
Certain breeds of dogs experience the heat more drastically. Brachycephalic breeds like Pugs, Bull Dogs and Boston Terriers have flat-shaped faces and can’t pant as well as other breeds to regulate their body temperature. Long-hair dogs or dogs that grow undercoats like Huskys, Border Collies and Chow Chows, will also feel the heat more than short-haired dogs.
That is why Aussie Pooch Mobile Dog Wash has put together these simple Summer Dog Safety Tips for you. This will ensure your 4 legged friend is kept hydrated and safe this Summer.
Stay Cool, Stay Hydrated
- Make sure your summer dog has access to plenty of fresh drinking water. You can even add ice cubes into their water to keep your summer dog cool.
- Ever thought of purchasing your dog a kiddie pool?
- Frozen dog treats – yummy yummy. Try freezing chicken stock, chicken pieces and carrot pieces in an ice cube tray and give them to your dog for an extra special summer time treat.
Regular Doggie Baths
- Bathing your dog every 2 weeks helps to keep your pooch clean after salt water excursions.
- Regular bathing of your dog will give you or your Aussie Pooch Mobile dog groomer the time to check for fleas and ticks after Summer adventures.
Aussie Pooch Mobile can help with your dog’s regular bath. Our Standard Service includes a massaging hydrobath, brush, deodorise, ears and eyes cleaned, nails cut, Aromacare, blow dry and a yummy pooch treat. There are also Additional Services you can add onto your standard hydrobath service.
Sunny Covers For Your Summer Dog
- Shade for your dog over the warmer months is very important. Have your dog inside or provide a proper outdoor shelter for them.
- Be aware of how high temperatures rise in cars. Never leave your dog alone inside of a car during summer.
- Sunscreen for your summer dog? Yes! Just as we require the use of sunscreen to protect us from the sun so does your dog. Especially if your dog has lighter coloured skin or less hair. However, zinc is toxic to dogs so make sure the sunscreen is natural and zinc free. A dog friendly brand available is Dr Zoo, Natural Zinc Free Sunscreen. Ask your local Aussie Pooch Mobile dog groomer about this today.
Pooch Jogs During Summer
- It is best to take your dog for walks either in the early morning or late afternoon when the sun is not blazing.
- Dogs don’t wear shoes, be aware of this when walking on hot cement or pathways.
- Be careful not to over exercise your pooch. Some fun loving pups will play and play and play until they are over exhausted. Incessant panting and drooling are both signs that your dog has had more than enough exercise.