Tips to keep your dog cool this summer
Whitby Holiday Park is a very pet friendly site and we are as dedicated to their welfare as you are. Your pet is on holiday too and we like to ensure they enjoy their stay with us.Warm sunny weather is always appreciated when you are on holiday, but for our canine friends it can be uncomfortable and stressful, below are a few hints and tips to help ensure your dog enjoys their stay with us here at Whitby Holiday Park.
The best times of day to exercise your dog are early morning or late evening as these are the cooler times of the day. Although dogs need vigorous exercise to maintain their health, during summer is the best time to back off from intense exercise
Pet supply stores stock doggie boots, these are designed to protect your dogs paws from the hot ground. Heat rises from the ground, especially on surfaces such as cement or asphalt. Dogs absorb and release heat through their feet. Doggie boots can also be used in winter as they absorb the cold in winter they also isolate heat. To check if the ground is too hot for your pooches paws, place your hand on the ground for 5 seconds, if it is too hot for you then it is painfully hot for their paws.
It is essential to always carry a bottle of water when out with your dog in hot weather. All dogs have different hydration needs: dogs with darker coats absorb more heat and overweight dogs are at higher risk of dehydration.