Prendre soin de son poil en été

Take care of your hair in summer

Dogs' fur has several essential functions, even during the hottest months of the year.

First, the fur acts as a protective barrier against the sun's rays. The bristles can help block some of the harmful UV rays and protect the dog's skin from burning. However, it is important to note that certain dog breeds, especially those with short, light hair, are more susceptible to sunburn. In these cases, prolonged exposure to the sun can lead to sunburn or skin problems. In such cases, it may be advisable to protect these dogs from the sun by using special dog sunscreens or by keeping them in the shade during the hottest hours of the day.

Next, the fur also helps regulate the dog's body temperature. Dogs have the ability to sweat lightly through their foot pads, but their primary method of cooling is through panting. Fur acts as natural thermal insulation, helping to maintain a balanced body temperature by protecting the dog from both excessive heat and cold. It creates a layer of air that insulates the dog's body and helps it stay cool in hot weather by preventing overheating.

It is also important to take into account the type of fur of the dog. Some breeds have a double coat of hair, with a dense undercoat beneath a coarser outer coat. This double layer provides extra protection against temperature extremes and can help regulate the dog's temperature more effectively. However, it is crucial to note that some double coated breeds can be prone to overheating if exposed to high temperatures for long periods of time. In these cases, it is recommended to provide shaded areas, cool water and limit strenuous exercise in hot weather.

In conclusion, the dog's fur during the summer plays a vital role in protecting against UV rays, thermal insulation and regulating body temperature. However, it is important to watch dogs carefully during periods of intense heat to prevent overheating or heatstroke.

Our " Coat and pads " cure is formulated with vitamins (B5 and B6), trace elements (Zinc, selenium) and brewer's yeast. This synergy will help strengthen the pads, cleanse the skin and boost the regrowth of beautiful fur.

Every dog ​​is unique, so it is recommended that you consult your veterinarian for specific advice based on the breed, coat type and environmental conditions your dog is in.