Get Your Dog Summer Ready

September 21, 2015 - 3 min read

Though the summer months are great for spending quality time with your four-legged friend, it’s important to ensure your canine remains as cool as as comfortable as possible when the temperature starts to soar. To help you ensure your dog doesn’t ruff it this summer, we’ve prepared these 5 helpful tips.

Help Your Dog Beat The Heat With A Hydrobath

Spaniel getting a bath
Although dogs are rarely fond of bath time, you can be confident your best friend will feel, look and smell great after a hydrobath.
Particularly good for long-haired breeds, a hydrobath and brush will completely remove dirt, grime and excess fur. Most hydrobath treatments come complete with a thorough shampoo and conditioning.

Treat Your Dog to a Nail trimming

Clipping dog nails
When the weather outside gets too toasty, and you need to bring your dog into the cool comfort of your air-conditioned living room, the last thing you want to worry about is scratches on your carpet and upholstery. Summer is a great time to get ‘Rover’s’ nails in order. Also, if you are taking your dog for long walks along the hot pavement, it is vital to make sure their paw pads are protected. Doggy shoes are a great solution, and good trim means a perfect fit.

Fetch Some Frozen Dog Treats

Retriever enjoying the beach
In addition to being a surefire way to get your pooch’s tail wagging, frozen treats are great for keeping your dog’s body temperature down when the heat outside goes up. Just freeze some liver, tuna, chicken or beef broth into an easy-to-chew shape, and serve.
Vegetables and fruit (bananas in particular) can also make great doggy popsicles, though it is important to check your dog’s dietary requirements first.

Pamper Your Pooch with a Professional Hair Cut

Yorkshire Terrier
If your dog is of the long-haired variety, the summer heat can be especially exhausting and uncomfortable. Taking your pup for a trim can help reduce fatigue and improve happiness.
However, it is very important that a trained professional provide the cutting service. Double-coated dog breeds rely on their extra layer of fur to regulate their body heat, so it is important to turn to call the experts when it comes to managing your dog’s hair.

Make Sure There Is Plenty of Shade & Water

Perfect for family and pets, Stockton Beach Holiday - Stockton
Perfect for family and pets, Stockton Beach Holiday – Stockton

Summer is the perfect time for taking your dog to the beach and playing a few rounds of Frisbee. Though your canine companion is sure to be excited, it is important to make sure he/she is kept well hydrated.
Be sure to pack plenty of water for those long car trips as well. It is also important to make sure your outdoor areas have plenty of shady spots where your dog can chill out. Harsh UV rays can harm dogs just as much as humans, so if the weather is set to be a real scorcher, it is well worth investing in some doggy sunscreen.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these 5 tips for getting your dog summer ready (brought to you without a single hot dog pun). These Wingham and Taree dog groomers will help keep your beloved pet happier, cleaner during the sunny season.

Taree Pet Barn
Phone Number: (02) 6550 0055
Address: Cnr Whitbread St & Elizabeth Ave, Taree, NSW 2430
The friendly and compassionate team at Taree Pet Barn offer a great range of pet toys, aquarium equipment, accessories and more. In addition to Taree dog grooming, they offer.

  • Pet nutrition & weight services
  • Parasite checks
  • Dental health checks & much more!

Call or visit Taree Pet Barn today! You can find them on LocalSearch.

Sweeney’s Pet Grooming Salon
Phone Number: 0466 63 3955
Address: 15 Bent Street, Wingham, NSW 2429
Sweeney’s Pet Grooming Salon offers a safe, relaxed environment where your beloved dog can be pampered to perfection. All dog breeds are catered for, and their friendly team bring more than 40 years’ experience to the job.
The professionals at Sweeney’s Pet Grooming Salon offer:

  • Hydrobath services
  • Ear cleaning
  • Toenail trimming & much more!