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Top Summer Wellness Tips: Hydration, Nutrition, Activity, and More

As summer arrives, it's crucial to prioritize wellness in the face of the sun and heat. But remember, your dog needs the same care! Dogs are equally vulnerable to heat-related risks, especially due to their fur. The good news is with a little preparation and knowledge, you and your dog can enjoy a fantastic summer while staying healthy.

Wellness Tips for You and Your Dog in the Summer

Firstly, let’s look at some wellness tips for you and your dog, ensuring you both stay safe and healthy.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Hydration cannot be overemphasized enough for those hot summer days. Make sure you always have plenty of water around for you and your dog to drink and cool off. To make this easier, invest in a collapsible dog bowl for easy portability.

Stay Active

Just like any time of the year, it is important to keep active during the summer to stay healthy. You can take walks, go for a swim, or take a hike through the mountains with your loyal canine in tow!

Eat a Nutritious Diet

This point applies year-round, but be sure to maintain a nutritious diet in the summer as well. It can be tempting to fall into unhealthy summer foods but don’t overindulge. 

After all, you and your dog need to get all the vitamins and nutrients you need. For your dog, you can give them everything they need with fresh meals and freeze-dried meals.

Health and Wellness Tips to Keep Your Dog Safe

Here are some health and wellness tips for your dog. After all, they have their own particular needs during the summer months!

  • Paw Care. Remember, your dog's paws are resilient, but they are not invincible. Extended walks across hot pavement can be dangerous, especially during peak hours. Try to go for walks in the early morning or late evening. 
  • Vehicle Safety. Of course, never leave your dog in a hot vehicle. Some people may think this is okay for short periods, but it can become dangerous faster than one may think. 
  • Fleas and Ticks. Remember, summer is also flea and tick season so make sure your dog is up to date on prevention medications.

Get Joy Is Here for Total Wellness!

With these tips and tricks, you and your dog are in for a healthy and safe summer. In addition to our delicious meals, try out our supportive supplements or virtual vet services to get all your questions answered.