The arrival of summer is often synonymous with sunny days and relaxing outdoors. However, it is important to bear in mind that heat is a threat to our furry friends. High temperatures can cause health problems such as heat stroke, exhaustion and dehydration. In this article, we will look at measures you can take to effectively protect your pet during the summer heatwave. We will also share tips for keeping them healthy and well hydrated.
Adapting physical activity
When the heat gets hotter, it is important to adapt the physical activity of our furry friends. Avoid vigorous walking or playing during the hottest part of the day, when the sun is overwhelming. Instead, choose cooler times in the early morning or in the evening, when the temperature is milder. Be aware that hot surfaces, such as asphalt, can burn your pet’s paws, so it is best to avoid them. Si tienes que salir, opta por zonas a la sombra y utiliza el MAIKAI Pets pad protection spray, this natural lotion is designed to protect and moisturise your pet’s paws while providing immediate relief.
Create a cool and shady environment
Provide your faithful companions with a cool, shady shelter. Indoors, make sure they have cool places, such as an air-conditioned or ventilated room. Outdoors, provide shady shelters with good air circulation, using trees or awnings. If you have the opportunity, don’t hesitate to take your furry friend to the beach or river to cool off during the cooler hours.
Ensure adequate hydration
Make sure your pet always has access to fresh, clean water. Place several bowls of water at home or in the garden and take extra water with you when you go out. Adequate hydration is essential to prevent dehydration and maintain your well-being in hot weather.
Offer your four-legged companion a balanced diet during periods of intense heat. Choose foods adapted to their age and specific needs. Avoid overeating so as not to raise their body temperature. You can supplement their diet with 100% natural sweets MAIKAIsuch as whole anchovies or chicken in protein-rich strips. A balanced diet ensures their health and well-being, while keeping them hydrated.
During periods of intense heat, it is essential to take measures to protect our pets. By creating a cool and shady environment, ensuring adequate hydration, adapting physical activity and providing a balanced diet, you can help prevent heat-related health problems. Remember to watch for signs of overheating in your pet and react quickly if necessary. By looking after our four-legged friends during the hot weather, we can ensure their well-being and health throughout the summer.