Summertime means warmer weather and more fun outdoor activities. And who doesn’t want to include their pet in all the fun? During the summer always remember that your pet deals with the heat a little differently. We’ve got the tips to help keep your pet cool and safe all summer long.
For the indoor pets remember to keep an easily accessible bowl of water out. Whether you are gone working all day or just stepped out for a bit, make sure it’s plenty for your pet to stay hydrated. Some homeowners tend to turn their air conditioner off during the day while they’re away to save energy. If you have a pet that stays in your home while you’re away, they need to cool off as well. Instead of turning the air conditioner completely off, adjust it by a few degrees so your pet can stay cool during those hot summer days.
For the pets that like to go outside or on adventures with you, there a few things you can do to keep them cool and safe. If your dog likes to go on a run with you, play fetch or just explore the great outdoors, it’s best to remember that your dog can’t cool off the same way or as easily as you. Find shade whenever possible and travel with water for your pet. If your pets are traveling anywhere with you, never leave them in a hot vehicle. Your dog is unable to tell you when she/he isn’t feeling well, therefore, you should be on the lookout for the following signs of a heat stroke: heavy panting, heavy drooling, trouble breathing, rapid heartbeat, dark or red gums and tongue, dizziness, weakness, and agitation. If you notice any of these signs, get she/he to the vet right away.
At XOOM Energy we love our pets and we know our customers do too! That is why XOOM Energy, LLC, and its family of companies, has partnered with PetSmart Charities® and launched our 5 Saves Lives campaign in an effort to help end pet homelessness and connect people with their future furry pets. As part of the 5 Saves Lives campaign, XOOM Energy wants to bring awareness and give our customers the option to help by enrolling on our new product RescueLock 12. When you enroll on RescueLock 12, five percent of your monthly XOOM Energy charges will be donated to PetSmart Charities!
To learn more about RescueLock12, please visit www.xoomenergy.com/petsmart-charities.