Summer is a fun time for all. You, your family, your friends, and most of all your pets! The lovely staff at Charlie Chews, Tribeca’s experts in gourmet dog treats, love summer as well. They know that it’s also a time for extra precautions, especially for your beloved dog, who is more susceptible to the increases in temperature. Dogs pant to cool down but when the outside temperature is close to their body temperature, this method is not effective. In severe cases dogs may suffer from heat stroke or dehydration so its important for owners to stay vigilant.
These dog treat experts share tips on how to take care of your pup this summer:
- Provide Water: Always have a fresh bowl of water available in a convenient, accessible location. Some dogs need more encouragement than others to drink water. Motivate them with some kind words and a few pats on the head.
- Never Leave Your Dog in The Car: Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs and will result in serious injury due to the extreme temperatures. On just a reasonable 78-degree day, the temperature inside a car can soar to between 100 and 120 degrees in a few minutes.
- Provide Shade: If you have to hit the road to run errands it’s best to leave him or her inside your home. If that isn’t possible, make sure there is somewhere with adequate shade in your backyard. Confining your dog to asphalt or concrete surfaces will cause them to overheat!
Always keep your dog on a light, healthy diet full of organic foods, no matter what season. Charlie Chews proudly makes organic, homemade, dog treats locally made in Tribeca and would love to share them with your dog. Visit their website online to place an order today! www.charliechews.com