Safe From the Sizzle: Summertime Paw Care

pet paw careAnother great summer season is upon us, and many people are gearing up for a lot of outdoor recreation. Along with all our activities, don’t forget to add pet summertime fun to the mix – walks in the park, backyard food-n-fun, boating, etc. What could possibly be better than this?

As you prepare for summer pet safety, one area you may have overlooked are those four feet that carry your pet across the sand, soil, and concrete. Paw pads take a serious beating most of the year, but when temps soar and surfaces are even hotter, paw care and protection is an absolute must!


Keeping Cool is Key to Summer Pet Safety

There are some pet breeds that are better suited to extreme temperatures than others. For example, huskies and malamutes can endure harsh winters while chihuahuas and terriers are built for warmer weather.

Many animals can adapt to their environment, but they sometimes need a little help to regulate body temperature. This comes in the form of pet sweaters, booties, and insulating vests during the winter and various summer pet safety supports throughout the warmer months.

No Sweat!

Your pet is equipped to handle rising temperatures, but without your observation and intervention, he or she could be at risk of heatstroke. Humidity can make symptoms even worse, making your approach to summer pet safety absolutely vital to your pet’s overall health.