By the time July rolls around every year, we’ve already experienced a month of sweltering heat in Arizona. Temperatures of 115° have so generously made our days slightly miserable and there’s a constant desire to remain cool at all costs. We see warnings about keeping pets inside during the hot summer months, and pet parents know the risks of walking dogs during the day in such heat. But the easiest, most important solution to keeping our pets cool and healthy is proper water intake. July is the PetSafe® Brand Pet Hydration Month, and it’s the perfect time to remind pet parents about the importance of how much water our pets actually need to consume. Let’s chat about the benefits of proper hydration for your pet, and finish off with a super fun pet fountain giveaway!
Welcome to Arizona – the land of extreme heat. If you’ve ever been to the Grand Canyon state in the summer months, you know how scorching the days can be. Recently we’ve been experiencing record temperatures around 122°. The average temperature in July is around 110°. Combine that heat with lack of humidity and everything seems to dry out. Humans are prone to dehydration but what about our pets? While our bodies are made up of 55-60% water, our pet’s are made up of 80% water! That’s quite a large difference! Since July is Pet Hydration Awareness Month, let’s talk about how to keep your fur babies drinking that water!
Did you know that 80% of your pet’s body is water? Let’s put this into perspective – human bodies are made of 55-60% water. Think you’re feeling thirsty and dehydrated this summer? Well your pet is feeling it also, and more so if they aren’t drinking enough water! PetSafe spreads awareness about pet hydration during the month of July, and it’s so important because animals are at risk for heat stroke and can suffer from dehydration just as we can.