Summer with a dog: That's what matters!

As much as we enjoy the summer, it can sometimes be exhausting. It’s not easy to keep a cool head in hot temperatures. And that applies not only to two-legged friends, but also to four-legged friends. We give tips on how your dog can get through the summer relaxed.

Have you had enough? Adequate water supply is super important, especially in summer. You should therefore always have water with you for your darling. Offer the dog water regularly. A little tip for dogs who are lazy about drinking: put a small treat in the bowl so that even those who are lazy about drinking can get excited about the cool water.

Chilled snacks On really hot days, you can also cool down the dog from the inside. It’s very easy: Just your favorite snack, e.g. B. Put fruit, vegetables or dog liver sausage in an ice cube mold, water over it and into the freezer. After a few hours you can give your furry friend the snack.

Jump into the cold water

Many dogs are real water rats. What can quickly become a muddy affair in autumn or winter with subsequent cystitis is really good for the four-legged friend in summer. The wet cools down the body temperature of the dog. If you don’t have a river or lake nearby, you can also offer the dog a paddling pool.

Be careful in the car

Even at an outside temperature of 24°C after about 24 minutes it will already be about 30° Celsius hot inside. Alarm: Torture for the dog! Especially when it’s hot, you should never leave a dog in the car for long – preferably not at all. The stuffy, hot air can lead to circulatory collapse and ultimately even death in animals. An open pane doesn’t help either! So if you want to do something without a dog, it is better to leave it at home and take appropriate sun protection measures there.

Provide shade You probably noticed this a long time ago that your dog sleeps and rests more in summer. Don’t worry, this is completely normal. The heat is exhausting! Often the fur noses just lie down somewhere and fall into a deep sleep. As the owner, you should make sure that your dog is always in the shade. In your home, make sure that baskets and the like are never left in direct sunlight.

Avoid hot asphalt You should take walks on the asphalt avoid in summer. Our four-legged friends walk barefoot almost all day. Although there is a little callus, the hot floor can quickly lead to blisters on the paws. Better to take your walks, which by the way shouldn’t last too long in particularly hot temperatures, into the forest. Not only is the ground cool there, the air is also much more pleasant than anywhere else.

Brush the dog In the summer you wear a thick wool sweater on? Probably not! But joking aside, dogs with a lot of hair in particular should be brushed regularly in hot weather so that loose fur is removed and the animal’s skin is better ventilated. After all, dogs can sweat too. You can quickly tell if your dog is too hot when it starts panting.

Adjust walk times

Long walks at over 30° Celsius are neither for You, nor your dog, can be fun and even dangerous. It is therefore best to adapt your walk times to the heat. Early mornings and late evenings are good times for longer walks in summer. During the day you should limit yourself to smaller rounds for “business in between”.

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