Have you ever wondered why your dogs pant with their tongues out all summer? Why do they not eat food in summer? How to keep the dog cool during the hot months? Do you get knocked by questions like these?
If yes, then you are not alone in this journey. These questions trouble dog parents every summer.
Let's get down to some of the quick tips that will make sure your dog is as comfortable as you in summers:
With summers hitting India, we are seeing quite a few dogs losing interest in food, which eventually affects their appetite. It becomes extremely important to know what’s going on in their plate and if they are eating.
Be it 2 meals a day or 4 meals a day, food has to be properly taken care of. Improper intake can lead to lethargy, inactivity and reduced immunity. Make sure that you are feeding your dog a diet rich in moisture.
Feeding them cool broth throughout the day is a good idea. In addition to that, a fresh meat-based diet is always recommended.
If your dog is a foodie, mix water with the food. If your dog isn’t eating a lot these days, add a small amount of bone broth to their meals and watch them finish their food.
Moreover, adding mint leaves to your dog’s food will comfort them during summers.
Mint leaves (recommended feeding size - per day)
Another pain point for dog parents in summer is their dogs skipping meals.
If your dog is not eating their food, try switching the time.
You can try feeding them at 8 am and then at 8 pm, to maintain the food cycle of your furry friend. Moreover, you can feed when the temperature outside is lower.
Food that help cool your dog
Speaking about the food, there are a few points to consider which you shouldn't miss for your pooch:
Food to avoid during summer
In summer, pet parents should avoid food that is warm and difficult to digest for their dogs. For example,
Just like humans, our fur babies also need to keep themselves hydrated. Always keep drinkable water in the bowl. (colder than the room temperature)
Summer is tough on everybody. So let’s take baby steps towards making our fur babies’ journey better and comfortable.
While taking care of your pooch, you can also help stray animals and birds in summers by just having some water on your balcony or on your terrace for them!
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