Manpreet Lubana
3 min readJul 25, 2022

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They are ours and they must be protected.

Dogs are considered to be the best friends of people, and they are indeed quite similar to humans in terms of being able to endure every emotion, including happiness, grief, and anger. We are unable to survive in temperatures that are too high for us, and dogs are no different. The summer is fun until you get caught up in those heat waves, but just as it is important to protect us in this heat, it is also important to protect our best friends, also known as our pets or dogs, as there are a few indications that might harm your pet in this heated environment, some of which are listed below from which you can choose.

1. SUNBURN

Although we are all aware that we are the defaulters of its rise and contribution to global warming, it is not just us who will be impacted by the upcoming catastrophic waves from the sun known as ultraviolet radiation or UV. What can be done to preserve the world and animals? First, try to keep the dog in as much shade as you can because their nose, ears, and belly area are too soft to withstand the heat. Secondly, applying sunscreen is a good idea as long as it is zinc oxide-free because zinc oxide is a particularly important ingredient in human sunscreens but is quite toxic for dogs.

When your dog starts itching himself all over, you can usually locate the cause of sunburn. Scratching oneself in the aforementioned places, but especially in the rashes and redness that makes them uncomfortable. Aloe vera gel may help him recover, but if you see that things are not improving at home, consider visiting a veterinarian.

2. FOOD

Food that gives you comfort is not a good choice for your dog. You’ve probably heard that you shouldn’t give your dog sweets, which is somewhat accurate. You should also avoid giving him ice cream in the heat if you feel like giving him food relief during that time. Try the animal-themed yogurt or the alternative. They are dangerous for them since they contain excessive sugar and can make the dogs queasy and vomit. These are frightening side effects of eating human food. Always choose the simple solutions that are best for them.

3. DEHYDRATION

The dogs might pass out in this extreme heat just like a person could. Always check to see whether you and your dog are well hydrated and do not have lowered water levels in their body. In this weather, try to keep them in the shade, and never allow the water bowl to run dry. Make sure to give them a hose wash, but only with cold water, as this will enhance their blood flow and aid to ward off the sweltering heat.

Your dog may exhibit certain symptoms of dehydration, such as becoming sluggish. decreased urine, improper eating, dry mouth, panting from discomfort, and a sudden change in laziness where you spend the day lying around doing nothing.

4. FIREWORKS

Another unpleasant occurrence, namely the fireworks, has coincided with this intense cooling down of the temperature. The noise from the explosions is uncomfortable for animals, especially dogs, and it pollutes the environment. It is always a good idea to cover all pets and windows during a bursting so that they will be safe and out of the path. Leaving your pet outside during a bursting may lead to fatal injury.

5. TICKS AND MOSQUITOES

Your dog may come into contact with several pests over the summer, but ticks and mosquitoes are the most harmful. While ticks spread a variety of diseases that affect both humans and animals, mosquitoes spread heartworm, a major threat to puppies and dogs with compromised immune systems. The most efficient way to continuously provide preventative tick and heartworm therapy to your dog is to apply topical ointments to his skin every month and give him tablets

6. ANIMALS IN WARM CARS.

Never, ever, especially in the heat, leave your pet in a parked automobile. You must avoid this very real and frequently fatal risk if you want to be a conscientious pet owner. Inside an automobile, 78-degree air may quickly approach 100-degree air in a matter of minutes. On a 90° day, the interior temperature of an automobile may reach about 110° in less than 10 minutes. In less than 15 minutes, pets can either die or have their brains damaged. Take additional measures when the season warms up to make sure that everyone in the family, especially those with tails, has a safe summer.

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Manpreet Lubana

I’m a reader at times also a good French learner and a full-time literature Student who loves to picture certain feelings into words in course as well as life.