If you are bringing your canine along with you for a Boracay beach vacation, consider learning ways to keep your dog safe from too much heat. Warm temperatures can threaten your dog’s health.
When the sun is high and temperatures rise to an uncomfortable level, make sure that your pet is safe from sunburn and dehydration. Here are some tips on how to protect your dog from too much sun and heat:
- Find a shady area under a beach umbrella or trees where your dog can retreat from the sun’s rays and direct heat.
- Keep your pet hydrated. Place a water bowl nearby which you should constantly refill with fresh cool water.
- The hot sand can also scorch your dog’s paws. Provide a beach towel for your pet to protect your canine from the hot sand.
- Dog breeds with short snouts (Boston terriers, English bulldogs, pugs, shih tzus, and boxers) are known to overheat faster than canines with longer snouts.
Watch out for signs of overheating and dehydration:
- Rapid panting or drooling
- Loss of coordination and balance
- Loss of consciousness
There are a few animal clinics on the island and you should take your canine to Rebadulla Animal Clinic or Shoreline Animal Clinic if you suspect that your pet is suffering from dehydration or overheating.
Dog must be kept on a lead in Boracay Island. Owners must also clean up after their pets.