During the warm weather, it’s great to get outside and be active with your dog. You can hike, go to the park, cool off at the seaside and so much more. But, while more outside playtime can be great for increased exercise and overall well-being, it’s also important to keep your dog healthy during these hotter months. Maintaining your dog’s health—including cleaning his ears, bathing him and cleaningyour dog’s teeth—is a critical component of helping him live a healthy lifestyle, from head to tail.
Here are five ways to help keep your best friend hygienic and cuddle-worthy throughout the hottest time of the year.
- Sit, Stay, Hydrate
Be sure to have fresh water accessible at all times to keep your dog hydrated, especially in warm weather. If you’re thirsty, chances are your pet will be, too.
- Give them a Healthy Smile
When considering your dog’s health, don’t forget about dog dental care. Bad dog breath can sneak up on you. Tasty dog dental care treats such as GREENIESTM Dental Chews help freshen breath and clean teeth. They also help prevent the build-up of dog tartar and plaque, ensuring your dog’s oral hygiene is in great condition. Dog dental chews keep stinky dog breath from getting in the way of snuggling with your pup all summer.
- Bond Over Bath Time
After a day in the sun with your dog, a bath is certainly a must. Not only will it get your dog clean, but it can help cool him down from the hot weather. When bathing your dog, don’t forget about his sweet puppy-dog eyes and face. Moisten a soft washcloth or sponge with room-temperature water and gently wipe your dog’s face clean.
- Throw Some Shade
Warm weather can make you want to spend the whole day outside. While your dog may love the extended outdoor playtime, make sure to fetch a spot that has a mix of sun and shade for when they need a rest and a quick drink of water to keep your dog cool outside.
- Make Nap Time Cosy and Clean
Your dog’s bed may be where he feels most comfortable, which is why it’s important to keep it nice and clean during the dog days of summer. Any bugs, fleas or germs your dog may pick up will follow him into the bed. Choose a dog bed with a removable cover to make cleaning it as simple as a quick load of laundry.
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