4 Summer Grooming Tips To Keep Your Dogs Cool
Summer is finally here, and for many pet parents, this season can be a tough one. With the long days and warm temperatures, pet parents need to take extra precautions to keep their dogs safe and comfortable during this hot season. Here are a few grooming steps you can take to help your pup stay as cool as possible.
1. Maintain A Proper Coat Length
Getting your furry baby's hair cut shorter in the summer may seem better, but this may not be the best option. For some dogs, a short haircut might prevent them from overheating, but for others, especially pink-skinned ones, it means significant sunburns. A professional groomer can suggest the perfect cut for your pooch since a short cut can differentiate between a beneficial and harmful haircut.
2. Bathe Your Dog
We all agree that bathing our dogs during summer is an excellent way to keep them cool. It is essential to bathe your pup regularly, and summer is a great time to do this outdoors. You'll have less mess around the house, and your dog can run around between washings. Bathing your pup outdoors doesn't mean simply hosing them down. Make sure the water from the hose is not freezing, as this will give your pup a shock, and they could lose the enjoyment of the experience. Make sure you get the water temperature right.
It is essential not to overdo bathing. Giving daily baths to your pup can lead to severe health issues. When your dog is frequently bathed, his natural skin oils are removed, which exposes him to skin infections and harmful microorganisms.
3. Brush Your Dog Regularly
Brushing your dog is an essential part of keeping their coat healthy and looking good. It also helps to keep them cool in the summer. In addition, brushing allows you to spot any irregularities on his skin, such as infections or allergies, fleas, and ticks. It would help if you also regularly brush your dog's coat to remove any mats that may have developed. During the summer, mats are especially troublesome because they trap moisture and irritate your canine's skin. Brushing regularly also removes dead hair and stimulates circulation in the outer layer of the skin.
4. Give Your Dog's Paws Extra Care
Sunny summer days will mean plenty of walks with your dog, but the heat will quickly scorch the pavement. Due to your dog's sensitive paw pads, this heat can be extremely painful. To prevent your dog's paw pads from becoming dry and cracked, you can also apply paw wax during his summer dog grooming routine. Wetting a dog's paw pads can help them cool down if they are overheating. If you feel that he's overheating, wipe his paw pads with a cold, damp cloth.
There are many ways to keep your dog cool during the summer, so don't be afraid to try something new. It may take some time and experimentation, but you will find one method that works best for both of you.
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The Woof Pet Resort is the perfect place for your dog to get some much-needed rest and relaxation. Whether you are looking for a daycare or pet lodging, or even just a basic grooming service, we've got you covered! Give us a call or visit our website to request a service for your fur baby.
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