If you are planning to become a pet sitter and have made plans to start this Summer, read this blog. Petsitting this Summer will have many advantages and challenges. Remember you are caring for someone’s beloved pet and the Summer brings danger as well as pleasure. Read on to learn more.
Pet-sitting this Summer?
Top Tips for Summer Pet-sitting
Dog sitting Summer guidelines
Don’t leave your pets in a parked car in the heat
Check the pavement – the five second rule
Dog sit alerts
Dogs must be hydrated and cool on walks
Stick to cooler times of the day
A great tip is to make sure you don’t go out in peak sunshine. We recommend you stick to early mornings and evenings, when the sun isn’t so strong. Such as the saying goes “Mad dogs and Englishmen only go out in the midday sun”! Also another tip may be to reduce the amount of exercise they normal have, especially if it is a really hot day to help reduce the risk of overheating!
Signs of Heatstroke
Following these top tips will help keep your pets happy in the heat this summer. However, it is still important to be wary and understand the signs of heatstroke in dogs. Symptoms of heat stroke include: heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever, dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, seizure, and unconsciousness.