All dogs are the same when it comes to giving love without expecting anything in return or giving free hugs. But other than that, they are, in fact, very different from each other when it comes to survival in a certain habitat.
As a commonly known and accepted point, dog breeds with thin fur are more of the summer breeds. Similarly, dogs with heavy furs are mostly found and suited to winters. In this heat, what becomes important is to take care of your dog even if they are not exactly a “summer-lover”. Here is a list of few tips that might come in handy:
1) Make early mornings and evening your playtimes
It is better if you protect your dog from the sun when it is at its harshest. Prefer playing indoors on particularly sunny days. Take your dog out only when you find the weather a bit comfortable and when you know that the pavements will not be burning up.
2) Ice is the key
Make sure that you add a bit of ice in the water tray so that your doggy remains cool from the inside. Ice packs or wet towels can also be given to them to lay on. It really helps with the cooling off and makes the pup happy as well.
3) Frozen Treats
It is better to freeze some healthy treats like Chewlicious and give it to them at regular intervals. This way, it will be more of a summer delight for the pet while keeping them cool from the outside as well as from the inside.
4) It is hard, but not impossible.
It might seem like a bad idea to get a dog with thick fur when you know that your habitat isn’t exactly what they prefer. But with proper care and good AC hours, your dog can make it through the summers.
Always remember, proper love and care does the trick. Make regular visits to the vet so that you know what to do and what not to do before it is too late.