PHOENIX, ARIZONA (FOX) – With the warmer weather on the way, keeping your pets cool and comfortable is a must.
The sun is beating down on the trails, roads and backyards that your pets know and love.
“You get used to it and you forgot it impacts your animal, and they can’t tell you, ‘I’m really hot, I’m really thirsty,'” Michelle Austin said. Austin with Ryan’s Pet Supplies in Phoenix said there are things you can buy to keep your pets hydrated and cool; a wet bandana wrapped around their necks, little booties to save their paws from the pavement, portable water bowls and a first-aid kit, in case of emergency.
“Towels, cold compresses, emergency dog whistle, compass, so a variety of products to ensure if anything happens, you can keep safe,” Austin said.
Make sure that your car is cool before you put him in there, make sure you have water, make sure that you’re being their voice because they cant tell you when it’s too hot.
And here’s another tip for you. Call it the five second rule. If you put your hand on the ground you’re planning on walking your dog on, and you cant hold your hand on there for five seconds, that means your dog should not be walking on that surface without any paw protection.