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Keeping Your Dog Happy and Healthy in the Summer

Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy the great outdoors with your furry friend, but it also comes with its own set of challenges. The heat can be tough on dogs, and ensuring they stay cool, hydrated, and free of pests is crucial. At Bath Country Pets, we’ve curated a range of products to help you take the best care of your dog during the warmer months. Here’s how you can use our favourite Be Pure natural range to keep your pup happy and healthy this summer.

Hydration is Key

Keeping your dog well-hydrated is the most important thing you can do during the summer. Always have fresh water available, both at home and when you’re out and about. Consider investing in a portable water bottle designed for dogs, which makes it easy to provide water during walks or trips to the park and can be clipped to your walking bag.

Keeping Cool

Dogs can overheat quickly, so it’s important to provide them with ways to cool down. At the hotel our rule of thumb is not to walk, even the most healthy and active dogs if it is over 21 degrees outside and the sun is high in the sky, instead we offer games and enrichment activities and early morning or evening walks. Here are a few additional tips:

  • Provide Shade: Ensure your dog has access to shaded areas when outside.
  • Cool Mats and Vests: These can help lower your dog’s body temperature.
  • Avoid Hot Pavements and or tarmac:Walk your dog during cooler parts of the day, like early morning or late evening, to prevent their paws from getting burned or sore on hot surfaces.

Protecting Against Ticks

Ticks are more prevalent during the summer and can pose health risks to your dog. Our ‘Be Pure’ natural range offers effective and natural solutions to keep your dog tick-free:

  • Be Bug Free Spray: This all-natural tick repellent spray is made with essential oils that ticks hate but are safe for your dog. Spray it on your dog before walks in tick-prone areas.
  • Solid Shampoo: Our Be Bug Free Solid Shampoo not only cleans but also helps repel ticks. It’s gentle on your dog’s skin and leaves their coat shiny and fresh.
  • Summer Tick Kit: This kit includes both the Be Bug Free Spray and the Solid Shampoo, and a tick removing tool which provides a comprehensive approach to tick prevention. It’s a must-have for summer adventures.

Light Skin and Noses Need Extra Care

Dogs with light-colored noses are prone to sunburn, which can be painful and lead to more serious issues. Protect your dog’s nose with our Be Sun Safe balm:

  • Be Sun Safe Balm: This balm is specifically formulated to protect your dog’s sensitive nose from the sun’s harmful UV rays. It’s made with natural ingredients, so it’s safe if licked off. Apply it regularly, especially before spending time outdoors.

General Summer Safety Tips

Regular Grooming:Keep your dog’s coat clean and free of mats. Regular grooming can help prevent overheating and make it easier to spot ticks.
Avoid Overexertion:Limit strenuous activity during the hottest parts of the day. Pay attention to signs of overheating, such as excessive panting, drooling, or lethargy.
Healthy Diet:Ensure your dog’s diet is balanced and provides all the nutrients they need. Hydrating treats, like watermelon (without seeds), can be a fun way to keep them cool and hydrated.

Summer is a fantastic time to bond with your dog, but it’s important to take steps to ensure their safety and comfort. By keeping them hydrated, cool, and protected from ticks, you can enjoy all the fun summer has to offer without worry. Our natural range, including the Be Bug Free Spray, Solid Shampoo, BCP Summer Tick Kit, and Be Sun Safe balm, is designed to help you provide the best care for your dog during these warmer months. Visit Bath Country Pets Store to explore our full range of summer essentials, get honest practical advice and give your dog the ultimate summer experience!

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