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Pet Strollers: Summer care for your dog

Pet Strollers: Summer care for your dog

Keep your dog protected from the heat and the harsh summer sun with these helpful tips and advice

Dog Strollers - perfect for keeping your dog cool in the summer
Summer can be a season that can really take it’s toll on your dog if you do not take certain precautions. The man problem is keeping your dog hydrated and preventing them from getting heat stroke when you are out and about with your dog. Unlike humans, dogs do not sweat through the pores of their skin and can only cool down by panting. Being covered in fur, which also traps the heat, a dog can become overheated very quickly.
If your dog does become overheated or suffers from heatstroke there are certain procedures to follow, as dogs cannot cool down as quickly as we can. Heatstroke can be dangerous and even fatal if not treated correctly. We have put together an article on the prevention and treatment of heatstroke so you can be fully prepared if this should happen to your dog.
During the hot summer months it’s advisable to keep your dog out of the harsh sun. This will help keep them cooler and also protect them from the harmful UV rays from the sun.
If you have a small or vulnerable dog then a dog stroller is the perfect solution. Pet strollers can help keep your dog cool even when you are out in the midday sun. The durable weatherproof covering provides your dog with plenty of shade and also keeps them protected from the suns harmful UV rays.
puppy strollers protect your puppy from harmful UV rays in hot sunny summer weather
Dog strollers are also fitted with secure mesh panel windows which helps keep summer insects from getting into the stroller and annoying your pet. The mesh windows also help the air circulate inside the stroller which helps keep your dog cool enabling them to rest more easily.
It is advisable to limit the amount of leash walking and exercise for your dog, especially in the heat of the day. A dog stroller will still allow you to travel with your dog keeping them protected and still allowing them to walk, run and exercise when they wish to. If they do become hot or exhausted because of the heat they can simply return back to the stroller for some shade, rest and relaxation. It’s simply a mobile safe haven for your dog, giving them plenty of peace, comfort and privacy.
In addition to using a dog stroller we have put together a list of useful tips to keep your dog cool and well protected in the hot summer months.
For tips and advice on caring for your dog during the other seasons of the year, just click on the season images below!
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