As the weather gets warmer and summer settles in, it may take some extra steps to protect your poodle.
Many things can be done to care for your dog in the heat to ensure that they remain safe. Here are some tips for caring for your red poodles this summer that will keep them feeling cool, calm and refreshed.
It can be hard to exercise during summertime when we often feel lethargic as a result of heat and humidity, but you and your poodle still need the usual amount of exercise. If it works for your schedule, walk in early morning or late evening, when temperatures aren’t as hot. Avoid walking between noon and 4 p.m., when weather is hottest.
Keep in mind that before dawn and after dusk is when pests, such as fleas and ticks, are most active. If you’re spending time walking outside or even just hanging out in the back yard, make sure to talk to your vet about pest prevention steps this summer.
Make sure your poodle always has access to cool, fresh water. If you’re spending the day indoors, swap out the water frequently. If you’ll be outside for the afternoon, place the water bowl in a well-shaded area, and replace it once it gets warm.
If the temperature is hot outside but your poodle is out with you, offer them a frozen carrot to chew on or give them a wet, cold blanket to lie on top of. If you’ll be away from home for several hours, leave AC or fans on so that your poodle doesn’t get too hot.
Hot, humid summer weather can be rough on humans and dogs. Keep an eye on your furry friend and take some steps to cool them down whenever possible.
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