Our pets are one of the most important things in our lives. Most of us want to spend as much time with them as possible, without letting the weather get in the way. The hot summer months create some risks for our pets, whether it be tick bites, overheating, dehydration, or even sore paws from hot walkways. We have a few things that can help you avoid these risks and get back to enjoying time with your pet all summer long.
1. Say Bye to the Bugs
Ticks and fleas can be a threat year-round but are especially present in the warmer months. Skout’s Honor has developed some unique options to help combat the insects.
The Max Strength Flea + Tick Yard Spray prevents fleas and ticks from invading your dog and yard. This natural formula will not harm other animals, plants, or humans, and keeps your yard safe. It is made with nature’s most potent pest-fighting ingredients that will not only kill fleas and ticks on contact but also repels mosquitos.
Similarly, the Flea + Tick Dog & Home Spray will prevent fleas and ticks from invading your home. It is safe for use directly on your pet or throughout your house.
This line of products also includes a shampoo that is perfect for use during their bath after outdoor activities. Each of these products contains natural ingredients that will kill and repel the right insects without causing harm to the ones you love.
2. Stay Cool for the Summer
While the heat may slow us down, this is often not the case for our dogs. They are just happy to be outside enjoying summer activities with you.
The Core Cooling Vest from Kurgo allows your dog to do so safely by keeping them cool while you play. This vest leverages evaporation to create a cooling effect strategically positioned over your dog’s core. Conveniently, the two-way zipper allows easy access to a harness or collar, and as a bonus reflective accents make your dog easily visible.
3. Hydrate On the Go
Whether you’re headed out on a hike, to a ball game, or enjoying a summer picnic, keeping your dog always hydrated is vital. But bulky bowls can be a nuisance to lug around on your trips.
The Port-a-Bowl portable dog dish from Outward Hound is a perfect solution for a dog on the go. It pops open as a dish and can hold up to 48 ounces of water or food. It dries quickly and then collapses when not in use for easy storage. This dish makes hydrating easy both during travel and once you’ve reached your destination.
4. Protect the Paws
As resilient as your dog may be, extreme temperatures or rough terrain can put their paws at risk of irritation. You should always consider using boots for protection, especially if your dog is exposed to hot or rough surfaces for extended periods.
Additionally, Skout’s Honor Prebiotic Pet Balm can be used daily to prevent and treat dry or itchy paws. It is made with manuka honey and other natural ingredients that heal and protect, helping your pet enjoy being on the go with you.
5. Travel Safely
A dog on the go means a dog in the car (or truck). Keep your dog safely confined in the back seat with Kurgo’s Loft Hammock. The hammock also protects your car, keeping it free of dirt, mud, and loose hair from your passenger. It is water resistant, machine washable, and attaches at five points for a secure fit and smooth ride.
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