Summer Tips for your German Shepherd Dog and Puppy

June 1, 2017


Beach Tips

Did you know that dogs can get a sunburn? Dogs, especially those with short hair, white fur, and pink skin can sunburn. Limit your dog’s exposure during the day and apply sunblock to his ears and nose 30 minutes before going outside.



Dogs can be startled by the loud noise of reworks. Once the festivities begin, keep your pet in a safe room where he can feel comfortable. Block outside sounds and sights by leaving the TV on.


Foot Pads

Dogs can have a problem when walking on blacktop, sidewalks, or other

surfaces during warm weather. Their paws can burn and peel. This can

be very painful and necessitate emergency care. To prevent this, try to

keep your dog from walking or playing on hot surfaces for extended periods of time during high temperature days. Try to restrict activity to early or late times of the day when it is cooler, and seek areas with shade. If you see your dog limping or licking his paws or if the paws appear damaged, take your dog to your veterinarian for treatment. 

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