1. Provide your dogs with plenty of water to drink. Remember, their body temperature is naturally a few degrees higher than ours, so they’re particularly susceptible to higher temps
2. Dogs can't sweat. They cool off by panting, so an overheated dog will drool excessively. It will become lethargic and its eyes will be bloodshot.
3. A wet towel for your dog to lay on will cool him faster than if you spray him down.
1. Most cats will enjoy a snooze in the sunshine and then retire to a shady spot when they get too hot. Ensure your cat has a few cool and shady spots to retreat to around the house and garden.
2. Brush your cat often. A well-groomed tangle-free coat will help to keep your cat cool.
3. When temperatures is above 90 degrees Fahrenheit, refill the water bowls every couple of hours.
1. Treats for dogs can include watermelon and carrots. Remember, a little goes a long way.
2. To housetrain, be consistent and try to take a break at the same time and near the same location while the dog is learning.
3. Use a topical flea treatment to help eliminates the problem on your dog. Talk to your veterinarian about a topical anti-flea and tick product, which not only kills adult fleas and ticks, but destroys the eggs and larva as well.
1. A cat who scratches, chews her skin, or seems restless could mean that she has fleas.
2. Cats are naturally clean, and most will instinctively use a litter box; you just have to show yours where it is. Don't place your cat in the box and make little scratching motions with their front paws. This will probably upset your cat and may make their leery of the box.
3. Give them toys and scratching posts to distract them from your household goods. Cats love to play and will appreciate simple and inexpensive toys.