While relaxing on the beach with a dog, the owner must control the pet so that it does not harm itself or others. This was announced on June 25 by the President of the Russian Cynological Federation (RKF) Vladimir Golubev.
“Before you go to the beach with your dog, be sure to make sure that animals are allowed there. At sea, carefully monitor your pet, do not let him swim far from the coast, ”he said in an interview with RIA Novosti.
In order to avoid heat or sunstroke in the animal, the expert advised to stock up on drinking water and take an umbrella with you. The cynologist also added that after bathing, it is worth wiping the four-legged companion with a towel – otherwise it may overheat due to the greenhouse effect.
“In addition, a dog can burn its paws on hot sand, so it’s best to refuse to swim with your pet at sea in extreme heat. If you still decide to go to the beach, use special shoes or protective paw cream, ”the specialist explained.
Dogs without thick and long coats may also need sunscreen. Products for children without zinc oxide and para-aminobenzoic acid in the composition are best suited – these components are toxic and can lead to poisoning if the pet starts to lick. Before use, it will be necessary to test for allergic reactions by applying a small amount of the product to the skin.
In conclusion, Golubev urged that dogs should not be allowed to drink sea water. Due to the high salt content, this can lead to unpleasant consequences such as diarrhea, vomiting and weakness, and in the worst case, lead to dehydration and kidney problems. Water for cats: how to protect pets from the heat Veterinarians spoke about the symptoms of heat stroke and its prevention
Earlier, on June 7, veterinarian Olga Mikheeva told how to prepare a dog for a trip to nature. According to her, the pet should be treated for fleas and ticks for a period of one to three days before the trip. Mikheeva warned that it is impossible to use funds from helminths, fleas and ticks at the same time. They may contain one active substance, and then there will be an excess of the dose.Share: