If your homeowner association allows pets, you likely know how important they are to their owners. As summer approaches, it’s a good idea to remind those in your community about ways to keep pets safe during the hotter months. Cedar Management Group knows that Charlotte summers can be tough on pets, and the higher heat can get to them. Here are some ways to make sure they stay comfortable and safe during the higher temperatures.
Bring Them Inside
Any extreme temperature—whether it’s very cold or very hot—means it’s time to bring pets indoors. A good gauge of your pets comfort is your own. If you are uncomfortably hot or cold outside, you pet likely is too. Check the weather daily, and pay attention to the nightly temperatures too. If the temperature rises or drops too much, consider bringing your beloved pet inside to stay healthy and comfortable.
Watch the Sidewalks
When the sun is beating down, sidewalk temperatures can be scorching. Consider this when you take your best friend out for a walk. Paws are very sensitive, and a hot sidewalk is no exception. Encourage homeowners to avoid walking dogs in places where the sidewalk is directly in the sun and try to go when it’s cooler, like in the early mornings and evenings. They should also check paws regularly to make sure there isn’t any bleeding, cracking, or bad dryness.
Make Water Abundant
Pets should have access to water at ALL times, especially when it’s really hot. Encourage owners to pay a little money for a kiddie pool in their backyard that pets can cool off in. Also, make sure there is plenty of shade available.
Stay Active Indoors
Pets can get cabin fever too! Since you have to be more careful about overheating during the summer, give members some tips on ways to play with and exercise their pets inside the home. Or if you have a park and lake nearby, they could take them there to cool off.
Summer care tips for pets can help keep the furry friends in your community safe while also avoiding bad behavior or noise complaints associated with with bored pets.