The Dog Days of Summer: Have Fun with your Pet

By May 10, 2020 May 16th, 2020 Pet Care
Summer with dogs

Make this a season to remember with some ideas for summer fun that involve your pet, particularly if you have a dog. Imagine the life of your pet: do they experience much fun? Take time to consider fun for pets when the weather gets warm and the days are long.

Got a dog? Get out and have some fun this summer:

Head for the Beach

Summer is the perfect time to spend the day at the beach, but make sure that it is a pet-friendly place before you head out. Try to choose less populated spots if your dog is not familiar or accustomed to being out and around a lot of strangers. Make sure to keep your pet comfortable when the temperatures rise with plenty of cool water and break frequently in the shade.

Make a Frozen Treat

Dogs enjoy a cool snack when the weather is warm, too; make your pet a batch of easy and nutritious frozen dog treats. Treat them to one when you return from being outside, or when the weather is not conducive to outdoor activities.

Get Wet

Many dogs enjoy water so go ahead and set up a sprinkler and wading pool in your yard, on the patio, or even on a porch! Always supervise your pet around bodies of water, like lakes and ponds or pools. If you plan to spend time near the water, it may be smart to invest in a floatable life vest for your dog.

Create a Course

Stuck at home? Take time to create and construct a backyard obstacle or agility course for your dog. Don’t get too complicated; start small, use stuff that you already own for the course, and move on to other features later. This is a great way to spend time with your pet while also teaching basic obedience. Check out online ideas for your course.

Spend a Night Under the Stars

Plan to spend a night under the stars with your furry friend. Even if you only pitch a tent in the backyard and make smores over a gas grill, create an experience that is fun and engaging for your canine companion.  

If you really want to make memories, plan a weekend getaway and camping trip. Just make sure to keep your dog contained or leashed, and always wearing current tags with identifying information to be safe.

Even a new chew toy is a big deal to a dog; make this summer the time that you try a new toy. Go with something interactive, like a fillable chew toy, for hours of entertainment.

Got a dog? Use these tips to spend some quality time with your pet this summer. Need veterinary care or assistance? Call or visit  CVETS, in Columbia, SC, for brand new, state of the art Emergency Vet and Surgical services from compassionate and caring veterinary professionals.