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Should I Shave My Cat in the Summer?

Should I Shave My Cat in the Summer?

The answer is No! Though the Lion cut is cute, shaving your cat does not keep him cooler in the summer heat. Your cat’s coat and the natural oils actually help control your cat’s body temperature, keeping him warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. His fur also protects him from sunburn and the damaging UV rays. There are a few valid reasons to shave your cat, such as helping an elderly or obese cat who cannot self groom, or when your cat has matts that have reached the point of causing injury. Prevent these possibilities with brushing...

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Can My Dog Get Sunburned?

Can My Dog Get Sunburned?

Yes! Summer is the time for fun at the beach, the park or out on a hike with our dogs, but just like their people parents, dogs can become sunburned too. All breeds need to be protected. We need to be extra careful about the sensitive exposed areas like the nose, ears and belly. Dogs with thinner coats and fair colored fur are more susceptible to burning all over. Here are a few tips to keep your dog comfortable and safe while out enjoying the sun:* Use protective clothing- Stylish and practical, a light t-shirt will protect the skin* Walk...

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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July from Anipurepets! Keep your pets safe during the celebrations and fireworks! Do a little BendiBrushing to keep them calm and happy!  

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Older Dogs and the Summer Heat

Older Dogs and the Summer Heat

Summer heat is especially tough for our older dogs. Hot humid air can be hard to breath, and it’s more difficult for their bodies to cool off in the high temperatures. We have to help them stay cool and comfortable. Our older dogs don’t walk as far or as fast as when they were pups, but it is still important to be cautious so they do not overexert and overheat. It's best to walk during the cooler times of the day and take many water breaks. A fun and helpful tip is to walk some of the way and use...

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Summer Fun for your Cats!

Summer Fun for your Cats!

Whether your cat is an indoor cat enjoying the AC, or spends his time outside in the grass and shade, make sure he is cool and comfortable in the summer heat. Keeping your cat hydrated is very important. Have extra drinking bowls in his various favorite spots indoor and out. Entice him to drink with a fun pet water fountain or plain ice cubes. Your cat will spend hours playing and licking cold ice cubes! During the warmer months, your cat will instinctively groom more and then ingest more of the shedding. Help your cat with his self grooming by...

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