How to Prepare Your Dog for Summer

With this coming weekend being the unofficial start to summer - here are our tips for prepping your dog for the fun (warm) summer months ahead. 

Our dogs love summer just as much (or maybe even more) than we do! They love to run through the ocean waves, hike trails, and soak up the sun. As pet owners, we want to make sure we keep them safe during their favorite activities. 

Here are some simple safety precautions you should always take: 

  • Never leave your dog alone in a hot car
  • Check if the Asphalt is too hot for the pads on their feet before going on walks
  • Don't leave your dog tied up outside without access to shade or water

Dehydration can easily happen during the summer months. Make sure your dog has access to clean water throughout the day and carry water with you on a hike or walk. Dogs can be tempted to drink from streams or pond, which can be harmful because of parasites. This will also help prevent heat stroke. You can keep a cool towel on your dog if they begin to pant heavily. Try to exercise your dog early in the morning or late in the evening when it has started to cool outside. 

If your yard allows, you can even set up a kiddie pool for your dog to take a dip. Make sure to groom your dog more during the summer and brush him daily to monitor if there are fleas or skin rashes present. 

The major concern about summer is that it's flea and tick season. Fleas can come into your home many different ways. From rodents in the yard, friends tracking them in with their clothes, and from the areas you walk your dog.

Start giving your dog Flea Away repellent tablets now, as it takes about 30 days to take effect. You should also throw our DE formula around your yard and home, as an immediate precaution to kill different types of pests. Unlike insect killing yard sprays that are full of chemicals, DE is not harmful to your dog.

Keep your dog and yard protected all summer long with Flea Away and by constantly monitoring for infestations.