Gone are those days when you think twice while taking a bath or going out for a walk in winters with the cold days & colder nights as you get lazy enough to not to get out of your bed & want to stay longer in your warm blankets, because its Summer time!! This is the time when people are all charged up to go on exotic vacations on beaches, hill stations & are ready to spend the next hot months in a cool place with all around to dive in deep & cool off with your precious little pet, for whom you’ve spent that extra money to make this summer all comfortable & cool!
This weather is such that sometimes we forget to take care of few things when it comes to taking care of our pets, which results in bad heat strokes, sunburn, dehydration & what not! These problems are usually faced by every living creature on this earth, be it a human or an animal! Someday somewhere, one do gets stuck by the cruel heat, and so animals are the most prone of facing these problems than humans, because of their furry coats on their body, that protect them from the winters, but sometimes turn deadly during summers. Now everyone knows that cat is a creature which is considered to be the most moody animal of all. This animal usually has behavioral problems just like humans, and can get worse during a hot day! A cat owner should aware of the fact that a cat that is overheated in summer can face dehydration, shallow breathing & heatstroke. Keeping your cat cool during summer, especially when there is a heat wave is very important, in order to keep your cat happy & healthy throughout this hot weather.
Now the first to take care of is to keep your cat calm. It is very important to make your cat stay relaxed, as an uncomfortable cat can get destructive. Secondly make sure that your cat is getting the right amount of water it needs the whole day to keep the water level up in summers. Keeping a check over the intake of water in a day is very must, as energy in summers get drained really soon, which results in dehydration without proper amount of water in body. Cats usually like dark & cool places to hide in & sleep. Therefore if you have a garden then make sure that your cat has enough shady spots to hide in & sleep. Always let your cat wander around & find a place for itself to hide & sleep, but just not forget to track about where your cat is, not doing this can make your cat by mistake get exposed to heat for a longer period of time & get sunburned. Cats are very intelligent creatures, which if taken a good care can live up to many years & can turn out to be some excellent pets to humans.
Now just as a cat is affected a lot by the hot summer months, dogs too are prone to get ill of the summer, if not taken a good care. Dogs usually feel hotter than cats & so need a little more care than a cat. Now first of all one should understand that be it a dog, cat or any other animal, humans are strictly not allowed to lock their pets & babies inside a car on any day of your life. This is the most inhumane thing one can do to anyone living organism on this earth. Dogs are considered to be one of the most playful animals on this earth, & have been proved to heal many people suffering from mental problems & many other major problems including loneliness & depression. When God made this beautiful creature for humans to play around with, then humans also need to understand that leaving your dog on a leash outside your house with an empty bowl of water is as cruel as stabbing a kid in the heart.
They too are to be taken care of a lot in summer as they tend to grow ill of the hot weather, which affects their digestion, breathing, water level maintenance in their body & many other problems. So always take care of intake of the water by your precious puppy. Make sure that you get a regular haircut done in summer, if your pet has long fur coat. Make sure you wash & check the foot pads for any injury or burn marks every time you come back from a walk. Do not let your dog stay out in the heat for long, as it can cause heatstroke. Take care of the fact that your dog is free of external parasites, fleas, ticks & heart worms. Keep visiting your veterinarian regularly to keep a check on your pet’s health.
Remember, every animal is a baby in this cruel world full of hatred, and just as you would never want your baby to face any problem by & through this world, any other baby should also not face it. Just as you would take care of your own baby, make sure someone else’s baby is also living safe, healthy & happy!