Sun’s out, tongues lolling out! Summer’s here, and while we’re dreaming of icy drinks, our furry BFFs might also be feeling the heat. Don’t let the heat cramp your pet’s style. No worries, pet parents! At Signature, we believe right guidance and a bit of caution is all we need to ensure that delicate balance of fun and health for our pooches. This guide will turn you into a summer pet pro, keeping your pooch or kitty cool, comfy and ready for endless summer fun.

Summer Feast: Lighten Up!

Pets become reluctant to eat dry kibbles in summer, just like us they feel the heat too. Best way to keep pets appetite satiated, switch to summer-friendly options.

  • Hydration Heroes: Fresh water refills, Watermelon juice, Buttermilk with pinch of turmeric and cinnamon and Coconut water are all-natural coolers packed with vitamins and electrolytes..
  • Light and Refreshing: Frozen yogurt (no sugar) or a lickable smoothie made with fruits ( avoid Grapes, Oranges, Avocados ) and yogurt are cool treats.
  • Summer Fruits: Apples, Bananas, Blueberries, Strawberries, Watermelon, Pineapple, Cantaloupe, Cucumbers, Mangoes (Moderate amount).  Always remember to remove seeds, pits, and inedible parts before giving fruits to your pets
  • Gravylicious Goodness: Signature Grain Zero’s  Wet  Gravies  for dogs and Creamy Treats for cats are lifesavers – packed with moisture and bursting with flavour ,they’ll keep your pet hydrated and begging for more.

Must-Haves for Summer Fun

  • Portable Water Bowl: Keep your pet hydrated on walks and outings with a collapsible water bowl that clips to your backpack.
  • Sunscreen (for pets!): Pets with light fur or hairless skin are susceptible to sunburn. Use a vet-recommended sunscreen on exposed areas.
  • Cooling Bandana: A damp bandana around your pet’s neck can help regulate their temperature during walks.
  • Cooling Mats: Don’t forget a cooling mat for those scorching afternoons.

Summer Hygiene Hacks

  • Brush Off the Heat: Regular brushing helps remove excess fur and prevents matting, keeping your pet cooler.
  • Bathing Beauties: Give your pet a bath with a pet-friendly shampoo, but avoid over-bathing, which can dry out their skin.
  • Pawsitive Care: Wipe your pet’s paws after walks to remove dirt, debris, and allergens that can irritate their skin.

Keeping Your Cool Pup Happy

Nobody enjoys the heatstroke shuffle. Here’s how to keep your pet cool:

  • Early Morning/Evening Walks: Avoid midday walks in the scorching sun. Opt for cooler mornings or evenings for exercise.
  • Shady Sanctuary: Provide a shaded area in your yard for your pet to relax outdoors.
  • DIY Fun: Freeze some toys or treats in a toy to keep your pet occupied and cool them down.
  • Indoor Pet Pools: Fill a kiddie pool with cool water for a splashtastic time (supervised, of course!).
  • Flea and Tick Control: Summer months increase the prevalence of fleas and ticks. Consult with a veterinarian to determine the most appropriate preventive measures.

Picnic Packing for Pets

  • Travel Tiffin:  Carry Gravy/Creamy treats pouches for travel with some cooked rice in the tiffin.
  • Frozen Treats: Bring along frozen yogurt cubes or homemade popsicles made with pet-safe fruits for a refreshing snack. You can also Freeze some juicy fruits (watermelon or Papaya) for a refreshing on-the-go snack.
  • Portable Water Bottle: A portable water bottle with a built-in bowl ensures your pet stays hydrated throughout the picnic.
  • Pet friendly accommodation: Ensure that hotels are pet-friendly and have suitable facilities for your pet’s comfort and safety.

Picnic Packing Pro Tip:

Ditch the bulky food containers! Pack a travel tiffin following the below recipe for a complete balanced meal on the go-

Step 1: Pack a travel container with cooked rice 

Step 2: Carry Signature Grain Zero Wet Gravy Pouches for Dogs or Creamy Treats for Cats 

Step 3: Open the tiffin, pour the gravy/creamy treats over the rice. ( Topping up with it will add all the nutrients & hydration required to make a complete meal for pets.) 

Step 4: Watch your pet enjoy our purrfect summer recipe and convenient meal for your furry adventurer on the go! 

With a little planning and these handy tips, you and your furry friend can have a summer filled with fun, adventure, and cool breezes. Remember, a happy pet makes a happy summer!🌞⛱️

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