How You And Your Dog Can Make The Most of The Summer Season

Angela Vuckovic
by Angela Vuckovic

The only thing that’s better than making the most out of sunny days is getting to enjoy the beautiful weather with your four-legged best friend by your side!

And there’s tons of fun stuff you can do with your dog this summer. Whether you’re checking out the best places for hiking with your dog, dusting off your Frisbee for some quality fetch sessions in the backyard, or maybe planning a camping trip to explore the great outdoors with your pet, you’ll need to make sure your dog is properly prepared for all the amazing summer adventures you’ll have!

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Getting Ready for the Outdoor Season

While warm weather and longer days might draw you and your pooch out instantly, you’ll have to keep in mind some important preparation for the start of the outdoor season. First, all kinds of insects also love great weather – so be sure to put tea, flick, and even mosquito protection on your pet. Be it a collar, a topical treatment, or an edible parasite treatment, choose something that will make sure your pet is safe from all kinds of blood-sucking parasites and dangerous illnesses that these pests can infect them with.

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Next, you’ll want to make sure you ease your pet into doing outdoor activities. You don’t want them to overdo it and risk straining or injury. Start slowly, with shorter distance walks and short-timed activities (such as playing fetch or swimming), and gradually increase their activity.

Fun Summer Activities to Do With Your Dog

If you are a person who likes spending time outdoors, perfect – your dog will love being your companion on all sorts of adventures. Every dog is unique, yes, but the overwhelming majority of canines love nothing better than being outside with their owner, having fun on a sunny day. In case you live near a picturesque trail, going on a hike with your dog can be such a rewarding way to spend the day. Love camping? Your dog will love it too – nothing beats the fresh morning air and exploring nature until nightfall when you can get comfy in a tent. And, of course, we can’t miss mentioning swimming and running on the beach. With the right protection (such as a dog life jacket/flotation aid, dog safe sunscreen and cooling accessories), you can have an amazing day at the beach with your dog having the time of his life swimming and playing on the sand.

Why Nutrition Is Important for Active Pets

To be able to stay active and health during the high energy summer season, dogs need fuel – especially those that are athletic. Active dogs need a fine-tuned diet that will not only support all of their essential needs but also their endurance. Cheap, filler-laden foods won’t sustain your pet and are even less suited for active dogs who need enriched nutrition to support them throughout their daily activities.

That’s why we love the Pro Plan Sport line of pet food! Tailored to the needs of athletic dogs of all ages, it delivers high-performance nutrition that’s high in protein to maintain lean muscle, contains healthy fats to fuel your dog’s metabolic needs, and includes 23 essential vitamins and nutrients, as well as antioxidants, to support your dog’s overall immune health. This advanced nutrition for strength and stamina comes in wet or dry options and in a puppy, senior, or adult formula. The adult formula nourishes muscles after exercise, and the puppy formula contains fine-tuned nutrition for a healthy growth rate and age-appropriate strength and endurance. And for dogs in their golden years who are still active despite their years, Pro Plan Sport dry formula will help support joint health and mobility in addition to being the fuel they need to continue their lifestyle as a senior dog.

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By perfecting their formula to suit the needs of dogs that lead an active lifestyle, Purina provided an optimal dietary option for dogs who require a bit of a nutritional boost to support their specific needs. If you have a working dog, or an athletic pet whose days are filled with physical activity, nutrition should be your primary concern – as the right food will support both their overall health and their active lifestyle.

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Angela Vuckovic
Angela Vuckovic

A proud mama to seven dogs and ten cats, Angela spends her days writing for her fellow pet parents and pampering her furballs, all of whom are rescues. When she's not gushing over her adorable cats or playing with her dogs, she can be found curled up with a good fantasy book.

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