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Tips for Staying Active with Your Pet in the Summer

alexander animal hospital stay active with your pet in the summer

Read these tips to stay active with your pet in the summer.

Summertime is ideal for relaxing, enjoying naps by the pool, and recharging. While your pet might be equally happy to indulge in the season, the reality is that the summer slide can negatively impact their daily well-being. Of course, you must pay close attention to the heat effects, but there’s no reason to neglect pet summer activities. Keep reading these tips to stay active with your pet in the summer.

Keep Sticking to the Routine

One of the best ways to stay active with your pet in the summer is to maintain your pet’s regular schedule. As creatures of habit, your pet companion will continue to enjoy meals and bathroom breaks at certain times. Also, set up exercise times you can manage throughout the summer. In addition, switch your runs with your pet to the early morning or evening hours to ensure your pet is engaged in a cool area in the afternoon.

Prevent Hydration

You and your pet can enjoy pet summer activities when everyone’s safety is a top priority. Maintaining your pet’s hydration levels is also essential to safely participate. For great results, dogs should receive a minimum of ½ ounce of water per pound of body weight. You can also adjust these values depending on your pet’s wet food consumption, temperature, energy output, and relative comfort.

To ensure your pet meets his or her hydration needs, measure how much water you place for them throughout the day and compare it with any water levels left in their bowls.

Time for the Summer Fun

Once you’ve managed your pet’s safety, try to stay active with your pet in the summer by completing the following pet summer activities:

  • Hikes
  • Swimming
  • Work on your pet’s sense of smell with a game of hide-n-seek
  • Hang out on a sandy beach or on a boat
  • Bike rides
  • Run through the sprinklers together
  • Snuggle up by the AC for a movie night
  • Picnics under a shady tree
  • Make frozen pet treats together

As long as your pet’s health and safety are prioritized in your summertime fun, you can create some sweet memories. Call Alexander Animal Hospital at 410-777-8678 with any questions or comments.

Support Your Pet’s Wellness at Alexander Animal Hospital

Alexander Animal Hospital is a full-service animal hospital located in Severna Park, Maryland, serving the Severna Park, Pasadena, and Arnold Areas. Our goal is educating clients on the needs of their pets and understanding the importance of individualized veterinary care in order to strengthen the human-animal bond between owners and their pets.

We understand you have a choice when deciding on the care for your pets, and we strive to provide you with unparalleled services including wellness exams, vaccineslost pet microchip ID, dental care, surgical services, digital radiography, and in-hospital laboratory services and diagnostics. Other highlights of Alexander Animal Hospital are the separate cat and dog waiting and exam rooms, as well as after-hours on-call emergency services.

Please take a look around our website and then give us a call at 410-777-8678 to set up an appointment. We’re social! Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for all the latest updates!

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