Some of the warmest days of summer are being forecasted for the coming week. Here a few tips to help your pet keep their cool.
Preventing Heat Stroke:
- NEVER leave your dog alone in a car on a warm day- Keep fresh cool water available at all times
- Avoid vigorous excercise on warmer days
- If outside, make sure they have cover and shade
Signs of Heat Stroke in Dogs:
- Vigorous panting
- Dark red gums
- Tacky or dry gums
- Collapse and loss of consciousness
- Increased rectal temperature
Any one of these symptoms is an emergency and requires immediate action. Always have the number to your Vet and closest Emergency Vet Office saved in your phone or in a convenient location.
Looking for some DIY Summer Treats to keep your Dog Cool? Try these...
(ALWAYS REMEMBER TO SUPERVISE YOUR DOG WITH ANY TREATS OR TOYS)
Freeze toys, treats and water in a plastic container over night. Pop out the frozen block and give to your dog to enjoy.
Dog Ice Cream
You will need:
8 ounces of plain yogurt
1 Tablespoon of Peanut Butter (creamy)
1 ripe banana
Mix all the ingredients together in a blender Pour mixture into small plastic containers and freeze overnight.
Pop out from container and let your dog indulge.
Dog Ice Cubes
You will need:
Chicken or Beef broth (low-sodium, fat-free, and no onion ingredients)
Pour into an ice cube tray and freeze overnight.
Have fun this summer and keep you and your pet COOL!
.....Katie, Mishicot Country Store