Attending dog events are fun however there are precautions you should take and be aware of to make the most of the day. Here are 5 of the top precautions.
- Watch out for aggresive dogs. If you see one, pick up your dog and keep it away from the aggresive dog.
- Always make sure your dog is properly hydrated. There are usually water stations all around the grounds, however just to be careful, bring a water bottle along and a small water container so your dog always has water.
- Always watch out for signs of heat stroke. Short coat dogs are more susceptible to heat stroke as they do not have the amount of fur required for self regulation of body temperature. Some common signs are:
- Excessive drooling (ptyalism)
- Reddened gums and moist tissues of the body
- Production of only small amounts of urine or no urine
- Rapid heart rate
- Irregular heart beats
- Carry a paper fan with you and a towel if you think your dog might be overheating. Soak the towel in ice water and wrap the dog in it and call the vet immediately.
- Get your dog sprayed with an anti-tick spray before entering the grounds. Some dogs may be allergic to the spray so look out for any allergic reaction to your dog.
Now with these tips in hand, head out to that event and have a wonderful day together with your dog!