Summer time

Take extra care of your dog

Can my dog ​​have ice cubes?

Dogs can tolerate ice cubes, but with some precautions. Ice cubes can get stuck in the wrong way and damage the teeth – so it’s about how the dog is served the ice cube. At onlinehund.dk, we recommend filling a kong with our wet food – freezing it and then serving it to your dog. The dog is cooled slowly as it takes a while to chew through the filled kong. You can also fill water in dry food during hot periods, as dry food absorbs a lot of water and can prevent dehydration.

Watch out for the hot weather

We recommends taking a walk early in the morning and in the evening, as well as keeping the dog in the shade when the heat peaks. NEVER leave your dog in the car – not even for a short time. Your dog can die from the heat in a very short time. Watch out for overheated asphalt, as the dog’s paws can get burned. Try putting your foot or hand on the road so you’re sure.

Dogs can also get sunburned – anywhere the sun can reach the skin. Exposed areas are ears, nose, and testicles. The less hair the animal has – and the lighter the skin, the greater the risk. We recommend using an allergy-friendly factor 50 sunscreen – preferably one that blocks the sun’s rays completely.

Cooling down your dog

We want the best for our four-legged friend when it comes to cooling down the puppy / dog. If you need to fill up a pool, it’s tempting to spray the dog. If the dog snaps at the water jet, it can be extremely dangerous as the dog risks a stomach twist. A stomach twist is one of the most feared disorders in dogs, as it is violent, very acute, and can be fatal.

Symptoms of a stomach twist are:

  • Restlessness
  • Extreme drooling
  • Trying to vomit
  • Swollen belly

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Insect bites: Watch out for your dog

Insect bites from bees, wasps, and hornets can be dangerous for our dogs. They can react and get symptoms such as rashes and swelling. It is especially dangerous in the area near the mouth as the swelling can cause breathing difficulties. Furthermore, an allergic reaction can occur, which requires that the dog be taken to the veterinarian immediately. It is usually the paws and face they get stung in when they walk or sniff the grass.

If your dog gets stung and you’re in doubt – contact your veterinarian immediately. If your dog has been stung several times, they may become sluggish, apathetic, and start drooling. If your dog is stung directly into a blood vessel, the poison can spread to the dog’s internal organs and brain. Some dogs also snap at flying insects – and these dogs are even more at risk. If your dog constantly chases insects, the reason may be stress-related. Stop the puppy / dog immediately if you observe this behavior in your dog. Give the dog an alternative to what you want it to do instead of catching insects. There is no learning in scolding every time the dog snaps at an insect. Therefore, offer a bone or some exercises that will make the dog forget about the insects. Get the dog out of the picture it lives in right now.

Avoid feeding the dog outdoors, especially in August and September. Watch out for falling fruit, especially if your dog loves apples and plums. Think about when you enjoy breakfast and dinner during the high season for insects.

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