Think of your dog during a tropical heat wave
None of us likes those hot summer days when the temperature exceeds thirty degrees Celcius. We are tired, we do not feel like eating and we are sweating. Now, try to imagine you are wearing a fur coat. Take care of your dogs and be kind to them during a tropical heat wave.
The best way to survive a heat wave is to sit in a cool place or by a water. If you do not have a chance for doing this and you have to work, get your dog enough of water. If you fear the water will not last until you come back home from work, you should provide your dog with two of these misky.
Do not force your dog to eat
You do not feel like eating in such a hot weather, so do not be surprised that your dog does not clean the bowl as usual. Try to give him the leftovers in the evening, maybe he will feel like eating it all. During the summer the dog food should have room temperature, try to reduce fat and avoid to serve the food directly from the refrigerator.
Do not force your dog to run during long walks, you would not feel like fetching the ball, either, take him to have a bath in a pond or river instead. If you do not have a chance to take a bath in your neighbourhood, take the dog only for a short walk. The best way is to go for a walk either early in the morning or late in the evening, and to avoid the direct sun and have enought of water in a plastic bag with you.
Cool down your dog
If you spend the heat outside, do not forget to wet the dog from time to time in order to cool him down a bit. We recommend to use a sunscreen for hairless dogs or dogs with thin fur coat, because even your little friend may get sunburnt. Do not leave your dog in the very hot car, not even with a window open. The car temperature may reach up to 70 °C.
Pay attention to overheating, dogs cool down by means of accelerated breathing due to the absence of sweat glands. If your little friend often sits down or raises his paws, dribbles a lot and is very nervous during the walk, he will most likely be overheated. He may even start to vomit and his heart will be beating loudly, the common sign is the incapacity to move. In such a case the dog should be wraped up to wet towels, hydrated and taken to the vet.
Long haired dogs should be combed more often. Hair is an insulation layer against the cold and heat for dogs insulating only, if properly combed. If you do not have it yet, get hřeben a kartáč for your dog and comb him on a regular basis.
Enjoy the vacation together!
Your HUNTER <3