By Ed Gonzalez
For humans it 's rather easy, you have the air conditioners and summer clothes plus electric fans that can help you go through the summer heat. For dogs it's a different case, Dogs relieve themselves of heat by their paws and when they pant. Never leave your dogs out when the weather is so so hot. They can experience heat strokes. This is quite dangerous because they can die from it. Some symptoms of heat stroke are panting, heart beats that are fast, uneasiness, tongues changes color to purple or intensified red. You must do the following first aid, if you suspect your dog is suffering from heat stroke. Bring your dog inside your homes and gradually pour water in it's fur. Water should not be cold. Place ice packs on their heads, necks and chests. This can be done if the dog has no intention of drinking water. You can try letting them lick some ice cubes. When your dog is more relaxed, you must take him to your veterinarian for the proper examination.. Make sure that all the vaccines of your dogs are complete because many types of disease happen during summer time.
Your dogs can have more fleas and ticks during the summer. These pesty pests can suck blood during these difficult times and their eggs do hatch quicker during this time of the year. They will keep on feasting on your dogs and you must be aware of this. There are are so many anti – flea and tick powders that can solve this problem. Pay special attention to older dogs during the summer because they are more susceptible. When summer comes they must have the appropriate shelter and water for their needs. This will be a tremendous aid for their dogs.
Your friendly dogs can get sunburns too. It's good if you get advice from your veterinarians if your dog can use any sun block ointment that is appropriate for dogs. Do not let your dogs keep on running on the beach because this can cause them to be tired and develop fatigue. Drinking salt water can make your dogs sick. Be aware of jelly fish and sea lice because they can bite your dogs. After the stroll on the beach, it's best that you give your dogs a bath because the water in the sea can cause damage to your dog's coat.
Just make sure that you give your dogs extra care during this time of the year because it's the best way for them not to acquire sickneses.. Summer is fun but owners must be responsible for the safety and health of their dogs. You just don't feed your dogs but you must love them. The best way to do this by taking good care of them because they are precious friends and companions.