When the temperatures rise, you find the best ways to stay calm. But what about your pet? If it feels warm for you, then it feels warm for your dog or cat. Whether you are inside or out, there are plenty of ways to keep your pets cool this summer.
Just as hydration is essential for humans, it is also crucial for your pets. Do not neglect your furry friend’s water bowl, as they should have access to drinking water at all times. If you are away at work and fear that your rambunctious animal might tip over his or her water dish, invest in a spill-proof bowl.
When outside, be sure your dog, or outdoor cat, has plenty of shaded areas. Depending on your pet’s preferences, filling up a kid’s wading pool is also an excellent idea for your dog. There should be enough water in the pool to wet the underside of your dog. As with children, you should not leave your pet unsupervised in the pool.
Some routines are hard to break, but shifting the time of your walk will also help. The afternoon sun can heat the pavement, which can burn the pads of your dog’s paws with ease. Walking when it is too warm can also cause your dog to overheat. Change the time of your walks to either early in the morning or later at night.
Leaving your cat or dog alone in the house will affect how you set your thermostat too. An empty house does not need to be constantly cooled throughout the day, but when occupied with your pet, you should be mindful of the outside temperature and make sure it is comfortable inside for your cat or dog.
To be confident that your AC can handle running throughout the day, you should also schedule an appointment with Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning. Preventative maintenance will not just improve efficiency for your air conditioning unit, but it will give you the peace of mind that your pets are staying cool when it’s hot outside.
Call the professionals at Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415, and be sure that your air conditioning is running at its peak performance to keep your pets cool.