Dog must-haves for the summer
Summers are great for outdoor fun with your dogs enjoying a bright sunny day by the beach or a playdate at the park and a whole lot of games. However, summers can also cause dehydration, fleas, and other health problems for your pet so it is necessary to take precautions. Here are a few must-have for sunny summer days:
Ice treats: Popsicles, ice creams and icy treats are the best part of summers for humans and doggos alike. They love these cold icy treats, especially during hot days. Dog-friendly ice-creams, homemade frozen peanut butter treats or even frozen fruits will be the perfect dog-friendly summer treats.
Outdoor toys: Playdates at the park on summer days can be a lot of fun for your dog. It allows your pet to run free and be themselves. To keep them engaged and entertained, you can pick a variety of summer dog toys for them to choose from like balls, rope toys, sticks, bones, etc. Playing outdoors also helps your dog stay physically active and get enough exercise.
Tick and flea remedies: Playing outside in the grass and mud invites fleas and ticks onto your pet's fur. Keeping your dog well-groomed using tick and flea treatments is necessary during summer. You can use specific flea and tick products like shampoos, sprays, spot-on, repellers, collars, etc., to keep your dog tick and flea free.
Grooming kits: Most dogs shed their winter coat in the beginning of summer, so using grooming brushes to groom them is necessary. You can also use different tools to groom your dog by trimming their fur, clipping their nails, etc.
Footwear: Shoes or boots help keep your pet's paws protected from extreme heat. You can even use them if you don't want your pet's paws getting dirty in the mud or with weeds and grass, or wet as most dog shoes are waterproof.
Paw butter: Paw butter will help your dog's paws and elbows from getting chapped or cracked due to extreme heat. It will moisturise, nourish and protect your dog's paws and elbows especially, after playing and running on grass or rough surfaces.
Travel-friendly items: For times when you’re travelling with your pet for a summer vacation or even a short weekend getaway, make sure you carry all the items that your pet will need to be comfortable during the journey and through the trip. Some travel essentials for your dogs are crates, portable water bottles and bowls, waste bags, portable beds, food etc.
In addition, it can be a great idea to dress up your pooch with special summer dog accessories with bright summer-y prints.