5 Tips For a Healthy Pet in the Summer

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If you’re a pet owner, the possibilities for summer fun with your furry friends are endless, but so are the health risks that could potentially harm your pet. Pawsitive Lighting, the company that introduced the world's first light box for pets, outlines 5 tips to help keep your companion healthy during the summer months.

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Your dog's long coat actually helps regulate his body temperature.

Between sunny days and bonfire nights, it's easy to believe that the summer could do no harm. But summertime can present an array of health risks to our beloved pets, and as pet owners we must remain particularly vigilant. In a recent article entitled '5 Tips For a Healthy Pet in the Summer' Ralph Stice outlines five of the most important things to watch for during the summer.

Most notable in the article was the counterintuitive suggestion that giving your dog a summer haircut could in fact be harmful to his or her health. As Stice wrote on the matter, "Your dog’s long coat actually helps him regulate his body temperature and is a protective barrier between the sun and his sensitive skin. Dogs don’t sweat and they also don’t have the same pigments in their skin that we do to protect from harmful UV rays. This means that a shaved coat could expose them to sunburn, which could even lead to skin cancer."

So whether your jogging with your furry pals or relaxing in the sun, keep in mind these simple tips as they could save your pets life.

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