Shiba Inu hot summer
How to keep your dog Shiba Inu fresh in the summer. As the temperature increases, it goes to an unpleasant hot, sticky because a damp heat; Sometimes, terrible and red-hot. If it hurts us, imagine how our dogs can feel, that they always wear their fur coats. Dogs have more problems to stay fresh than people. Because of their thick fur, they mainly dissipate heat through the panting, as well as through their paws and belly. We suggest to put fresh water at their disposal and to change it often. Dogs need to drink a lot more when outside it's hot. Drinking will help our dog to cool down and allow a better heat loss through the panting. The panting releases heat through the evaporation of the water on the airways. The more you drown the more water you have to drink to replenish the lost moisture with this process. But I remember that bacteria have a higher probability of reproducing in plastic containers for water; The summer heat will also encourage bacterial and other growth, including tin foam and water algae. Use a stainless steel or ceramic water bowl to limit bacterial contamination. The bowls should be washed at least once a day to eradicate a possible proliferation of bacteria. I use a large stainless steel water bowl outside and two smaller stainless steel bowls inside the house. I put the water bowl outside in the shade, so that my dog can rest near it, without being out in the hot sun. Dogs should be kept and well protected. Beds raised from the ground or fresh surfaces, will help keep our dog fresh during the summer. It is better to allow our dogs to access the house during the hot days. The temperature will always be much cooler in the house because it gets good insulation from our roof and walls. Use air conditioning and ceiling fans as needed. If ceiling fans are not available, consider purchasing some support fans and leave some windows open for good air circulation. Raised beds or fresh surfaces, such as tiled or marble flooring, will also help keep our dog comfortable during the summer. Outside, it is important to have shaded areas in the backyard better if provided by the trees, because they protect from the sun and still allow free airflow. The concrete boxes for masonry dogs are in fact inappropriate during the hot days; They provide shade, but they also trap hot air within a small space and this could cause heat stroke, especially in cases where the dog is trapped inside a kennel or a box. If you use the carrier at night take into account the use of a more open case, with metallic structure. You may want to have a support fan that blows nearby if necessary. Taking a dip in the pool is a great way to cool off during the summer, both for people and for dogs. Therefore, I bought some hard plastic tubs for my dogs. They are light, inexpensive and non-cheatable like plastic inflatable pools for children. Initially, I encouraged my dogs to enter the pool with fun games and food rewards. Once accustomed to the pool, I let them use (or not) to their liking. The water pipe game can also be a lot of fun on a hot day. As with all games, make sure that our dog does not overdo it, does not jump on or tries to attack the water pipe. Do not point the water at the face or on the eyes of our dog. Not all dogs appreciate this game. Some dogs might not like to chase or get wet. However, for those who do, it can be a good way to cool off on a hot day. As with all games, make sure that our dog does not overdo it, does not jump on or tries to attack the water pipe. Do not point the water at the face or on the eyes of our dog. Not all dogs appreciate this game. Some dogs might not like to chase or get wet. However, for those who do, it can be a good way to cool off on a hot day. During the summer it would not be bad to equip yourself with a water bed for dogs, in its cage at night. In the really hot nights, the fresh bed alone is insufficient, therefore, I give you also a bottle of ice water. I use a plastic bottle and freeze water inside. Then I cover it with an old sock, so it's more comfortable to sleep. When freezing the bottle of water in the refrigerator, lightly unscrew the bottle cap, so that there are no major pressure changes that could break the container. Do not leave the dog inside the car alone. Not even if we have the windows open, nor even for short periods of time. A machine can heat up very quickly. The temperature inside a car can rise rapidly and this can be fatal for a dog, which cannot dissipate the body's heat as quickly as possible. Most cases of heat stroke on a dog comes from people who leave their dogs inside the machine, or in crates and boxes closed. Do not leave your dog in the backyard without adequate water and shade and good air circulation.