As the summer sun heats up, it’s the perfect time for fun outdoor adventures with our beloved pets. However, the rising temperatures also bring unique challenges to keeping our furry friends safe and comfortable. At Nummy Tum Tum, we care deeply about the well-being of your pets. Here are some essential summer safety tips to ensure your pets enjoy the season safely and happily.

1. Stay HydratedNummy Tum Tum 100% pure organic pumpkin and sweet potato purees

Hydration is crucial for pets, especially during the summer months. Just like us, our pets need plenty of water to stay cool and healthy.

  • Provide Fresh Water: Always have fresh, clean water available for your pets. Check their water bowl frequently and refill it as needed.
  • Bring Water on Walks: Carry a portable water bottle and bowl during walks or outings to ensure your pet stays hydrated.
  • Wet Food Options: Consider adding wet food or hydrating treats to their diet. Nummy Tum Tum’s 100% pure organic pumpkin and sweet potato purees are not only delicious but also help keep your pet hydrated.


2. Protect Those Paws

Walking a dog on the pavement

Hot pavement can be painful for your pet’s sensitive paws. Here’s how to protect them:

  • Test the Surface: Before heading out, place your hand on the pavement for a few seconds. If it’s too hot for your hand, it’s too hot for your pet’s paws.
  • Walk During Cooler Times: Opt for early morning or late evening walks when the pavement is cooler.
  • Paw Protection: Use pet-safe paw balms or booties to protect their paws from hot surfaces.

3. Sun Protection

sun protection for dogs

Pets can get sunburned too, particularly those with short hair or light-colored fur. Protect them from harmful UV rays:

  • Shade: Ensure your pet has access to shaded areas, whether you’re in the backyard or on a hike.
  • Pet Sunscreen: Apply pet-safe sunscreen to areas vulnerable to sunburn, such as the nose, ears, and belly.
  • Limit Sun Exposure: Avoid long periods in direct sunlight. Remember, pets can overheat quickly.

4. Avoid Overheating

frozen pumpkin ice cubes for pets made with Nummy Tum Tum 100% pure organic pumpkin

Overheating and heatstroke are serious risks for pets during summer. Keep an eye on their temperature and watch for signs of heat distress.

  • Know the Signs: Symptoms of overheating include excessive panting, drooling, lethargy, vomiting, and collapse.
  • Cool Off: Provide cool, damp towels for them to lie on or use fans to keep the environment cool. A small kiddie pool filled with water can also be a great way for dogs to cool off. Making frozen ice cubes with Nummy Tum Tum’s 100% pure organic pumpkin and sweet potato purees are a great way to keep your pups cool.
  • Avoid Hot Cars: Never leave your pet in a parked car, even for a few minutes. Cars can heat up rapidly and become deadly.

Enjoy a Safe and Happy Summer with Nummy Tum Tum

By following these summer safety tips, you can ensure your pets stay healthy and comfortable during the hottest months of the year. At Nummy Tum Tum, we’re committed to providing nutritious and delicious pet supplements to support your pet’s well-being. Enjoy the summer fun with peace of mind, knowing you’re taking the best care of your furry friends.

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