Some of you may know that we’ve added a cute, but a handful, puppy to our family. Overwhelming is an understatement. We’ve been learning so much about our “fur”ever friend and we’ve been fortunate to have such great weather to help us get through this zany early months! Not gonna lie, I had no idea what I was getting into. I have so many questions about everything! But like having a kid (and yes, I can say, it’s just as intense) there is so much information out there and just as many people expressing their opinions. All with good intentions, I know. Every time I go out with the pup for a walk without fail, there’s someone who has to comment about how hot it is. “He needs a drink!” people would stop and tell me as I pull out his very own water bottle which always leads to a surprise that he’s got his own water bottle specially designed for pets. Then I found out about PetSafe® Brand ‘s most recent campaign about recognizing the signs of dehydration in our furry dog and cat friends during these hot summer days that go well into the month of September and it caught my attention.
- Sunken eyes – 32 percent
- Decreased skin elasticity – 29 percent
- Loss of appetite – 27 percent
- Depression – 17 percent
- Monitor the weather and exercise pets during the coolest parts of the day
- Maintain a fresh water supply
- Know your pet’s safety limits and the signs of dehydration