Because of this heat that hangs over us, what we want most is to lock ourselves into air-conditioned houses. However, they are also days to go to beach or pool. We can do it alone or in the company of animals or people. In fact, those who dog they like to take you with them to these places for summer holidays. Now how should we take precautionsfor example avoid peak hours or use solar protectionWe must also take care of them.
These are vulnerable living creatures that are under our responsibility, so we must ensure that visiting the beach is not accompanied by torture. We know some tricks to protect them from the heat. Feeding less, using wet food, or using cooling blankets are some of the tips the vet gave us recently. Lucia Lahoz, from the Tomelloso clinic. But on the beach you should have some additional considerations.
And it’s the same that we might end up developing skin cancer, this is also a problem for them. Therefore, sun protection is essential. Because yes, there is a special cream for dogs. But this is only one of the tips that we should not forget.
Protect your dog’s paws from the sun
As the heat wave begins in Spain, according to the latest forecasts from the Copernicus and Sentinel-3 satellites soil temperatures in some parts of Extremadura will reach 60 °C.. Okay, there is no beach in Extremadura. But in other parts of the country it can reach 50 °C. Except sand It has the ability to heat up very quickly. This is because he has very low specific heat. This value refers to the amount of energy needed to raise the temperature of a substance. If the specific heat capacity is very low, this means that with little effort the substance in question will catch fire. And that’s what we all experienced when we walked barefoot on the sand.
We have slippers. But what about dogs? Shall we put sandals on them? Well, we don’t have to go that far. However, there is a way to protect their legs, as Lucia Lahoz told this medium. “If you go to the beach with dogs, protective padsnot to burn them.”
Don’t forget your cream when you go to the beach
and dogs too should wear sunscreen when they go to the beach. But be careful, you must have a special one for them, because ours can cause problems. “It is better to use specific ones, as there are components that can harm dogs, for example, zinc oxide“. It is one of the main ingredients in physical sunscreens. Very useful for humans, but dangerous for our pets.
On the other hand, we might ask ourselves where is the best place to put the cream. The important thing to keep in mind here is that hair serves as protection from the sun. In fact, contrary to what we might think, it is not recommended to cut hair too much in the summer precisely because it serves as protection. For this reason, it is not necessary to apply a cream or spray to the hair, but to carefully cover the uncovered areas. “They are used in hairless areas like ears, muzzle, belly or groin,” recalls Lahoz.
Finally, just as we should avoid sunbathing during the midday hours, it is important to do the same with them. Not only to avoid heat stroke, but also to protect the skin from ultraviolet radiation. This is very important because dogs can get skin cancer too. This is not something unique to humans; Well, unfortunately, they are also in danger. Therefore, do not leave your furry friend to the mercy of solar adversity, he will never do this.
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