August Newsletter

After the long winter season it may be tempting to spend every free moment outdoors enjoying the sun and warm weather.  A long summer walk outside with your dog may sound delightful, but pets are more sensitive to temperature rises than we are so it is important to keep them safe.  On this panting hot summer day, we prepared several tips to help you and your pet beat the heat:

  • Exercise & Outdoor Playtime: Choose cooler parts of the day to go for a walk, like early morning or late at night, making outdoor activities more comfortable. Change up your exercise routine.  Water activities can be more fun for your dog than a walk and provide just as much exercise.  How about a trip to the beach so he can jump the waves?  If your pooch is not the surfer type, switch to in-house activities avoiding direct sunlight.
  • Sun Protection?!?!: It came as a surprise to us but pets can get sunburn too! Although pooches with short haircuts are especially susceptible, every dog can get sunburn on their tummy, nose, and ears.  Protect your pooch during a fun swim in the pool or frolic in the sprinklers by choosing a pet-friendly sunscreen and staying in during the hottest part of the day.
  • Paws Up: Have you ever noticed how hot the asphalt gets during the summer day? While it is not that dangerous for us, our pet’s paws can be easily damaged.  Try disposable paw pads from Paw Savers to make sure their paws do not get burned. Paw Savers pads can be used in any weather or season, even keeping your pooch’s paws clean in the sand!

FEATURED POOCH


Our August
#PoochoftheMonth is Cooper

Cooper loves our Pooch Perks squeaky toys just about as much as he loves swimming in the pool.

Sent to us by @cooper_the_chocolate aka swimmer and toy destroyer ☺

Post a pic of your pooch with Pooch Perks treats or toys on Instagram using
#PoochPerks & #PoochoftheMonth
and maybe you’ll see your Pooch featured in our next issue.

D.I.Y. PEANUT BUTTER PUP-SICLES

INGREDIENTS:
1 cup peanut butter, preferably unsalted & unsweetened
Half a ripe banana, mashed
Water as needed
In a small mixing bowl, combine peanut butter with a little water or half a mashed banana. Line a cookie sheet with wax paper, or use Kong-style rubber toys that have a cavity you can fill. Spoon the mixture onto the tray just like you would cookie dough, or stuff it into a kong toy. Freeze the tray or toys for several hours or overnight. If you need to reuse the tray right away, pop out the cubes and store them in a bag or container in the freezer.
A fun delicious recipe that will keep your pooch cool in the summer!

CAR RIDE!


Never leave your pooch in the car! It has been proven that it takes only a few minutes for an animal to get heatstroke in a hot car and result in its death.  Leaving the car in the shade or with open windows doesn’t help either, so avoid leaving your pets unattended.  We all love our pooches so don’t risk it!   Don’t forget your pet ID tag from SiliDog in case your dog gets lost and try Thundershirts if your dog has anxiety. They are proven to have a calming affect.

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