Nobody likes excessive humidity and hot weather. Just like human beings, pets require additional care during such a season as well. A number of people are unaware of the hazards that you may be putting your pet at the risk of, by not taking good care of them in a hot and humid season. Taking this into consideration, we have mentioned a few of the tips which are to be applied during the summer season in order to take good care of your pet. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at these tips.
The first and the foremost thing that you need to do is to make sure that you are looking for the symptoms of heat stroke. It is to be kept in mind that heat stroke is one of the greatest hazard that your pet may be put at the risk of provided that you are not taking good care of him during the hot and humid season. In case that the symptoms appear, rush to the doctor as soon as possible and get him treated with professional care and medication. The prominent symptoms of heat stroke are as follows:
- Panting, dehydration, excessive drool
- Increased body temperature
- Reddened gums and moist tissues of the body
- Production of only small amounts of urine or no urine
- Sudden kidney failure, rapid heart rate, irregular heart beats
- Shock, stoppage of the heart and breathing (cardiopulmonary arrest)
- Fluid build-up in the lungs; sudden breathing distress
- Blood-clotting disorder, vomiting blood, passage of blood in the bowel movement or stool
- Seizures, muscle tremors, unconsciousness
Don’t leave your pet in the car:
You may be familiar with the fact how cars have a tendency to get to 120 degrees in a short period of time. During the summer season or hot and humid weather therefore, it’s certainly the worst idea to leave your pet locked in your car in a parking lot under the sun.
It is a commendable idea to increase the water intake of your pet during the summer season. Due to excessive heat and humidity, your pet’s body is bound to increase the requirement of water. No matter if they don’t consume all of it, just make sure that you are providing an excess at all times.
While it’s a fine idea to exercise your pet on regular basis in order to keep him healthy, it would be recommended to take your walks or exercise him early in the morning or in the evenings to keep him from the hazards of excessive heat and humidity.
Apart from the above mentioned tips, brushing your pet on a regular basis and keeping him inside or under the shade with plenty of water at most of the times is going to help a great deal as well. Provided that you are implementing the aforementioned tips in an appropriate fashion, you can ensure that your pet is protected against all the hazards that hot and humid weather may present.