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Hey there, pet lovers! We hope you and your fur babies are enjoying the summer sun as much as we are! However, as the temperatures rise, it’s important to remember that our furry friends need a little extra care during this time of the year. We, at Make My Day Please, want to ensure that your beloved companions have a paw-some time all season long! So grab a cold drink and let’s dive into some essential tips to keep your pets cool and safe during this sizzling season.

1. Hydration is Key!

Just like us, our furry pals need to stay hydrated in the heat. Make sure to have fresh, cool water readily available for your pets both indoors and outdoors. Carry a collapsible water bowl on your walks and trips to the park – a pet’s gotta drink, too!

2. Don’t Leave Pets in Hot Cars – Paws Off!

Let’s make this crystal clear – leaving your pet in a hot car is a big NO-NO! Even with the windows cracked, the temperature inside can skyrocket in minutes. So, if you need to run errands, leave your furry buddy at home or bring them along with you. Trust us, they’ll thank you for it!

3. Cool Off with Pool Time

Big dog enjoying in a kiddie pool during the summer

What’s summer without a little pool party, right? If your pet enjoys the water, set up a kiddie pool in your yard or take them to a pet-friendly beach. Splashing around can keep them cool and provide loads of laughter for you as they paddle and play.

4. Early Morning or Late Evening Walks

As the sun blazes down during the day, the pavement can get scorching hot for your pet’s delicate paws. Plan your walks during the cooler parts of the day – early morning or late evening – to avoid those paw-sizzling temperatures. And remember, if it’s too hot for your bare feet, it’s too hot for their precious paws!

5. Let Them Lounge in the Shade

Just like cats, dogs love lounging around, but they need some shade in the summer. Make sure your yard or outdoor space has plenty of shaded areas where your furry friend can retreat from the sun and catch some Z’s.

6. Beware of BBQ Hazards

Summertime means barbeques and cookouts, but be cautious of what your pets might be scavenging for on the ground. BBQ scraps, chocolate, and certain foods can be harmful to our furry friends. Keep an eye on them and make sure they stick to their regular diet to avoid any mishaps.

7. Sunscreen for Pets? Yup!

Orange colored cat sitting on a rock in the beach

Believe it or not, pets can get sunburned too, especially those with lighter fur or sensitive skin. Speak to your veterinarian about pet-safe sunscreen and apply it to their nose, ears, and any exposed skin to prevent those painful burns.

Ready for a Pet-tastic Summer?

Now that you have our essential tips for keeping your pet safe and happy during this summer, you’re all set for a tail-wagging good time! If you ever need an extra hand in caring for your pet while you’re away, don’t hesitate to give us a call or check out our pet-sitting and dog-walking services here.

And don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more pet care tips, adorable photos, and plenty of laughter to brighten your day. Let’s make this summer unforgettable for you and your beloved furry companions!

Stay cool and have a paw-some time! 🐾