The weather in the Middle East during summer months can be unforgiving especially to our four legged pals. It becomes hot, humid and very sticky so imagine the condition of your furry pals when summer comes. Their furs will mat or become clumpy, their paws can get burned from the heat of the sidewalk and sand or the weather can pose other health risks just like the humans’ reaction to the extreme weather.
I want to spare my pooch from the intense heat outside and overheating so I consulted a professional pet groomer whether to have her coat shaved. I trust their professional opinion and have sent my little dog for a shave-down.
Not all shave-downs are great for dogs depending on the breed, type of coat and lifestyle. Since my Millie normally stays indoors and we walk her in a covered parking lot, it is okay for her to have her coat shaved. I also want her coat to grow back again without the stain from her urine, food and tears around the eyes area. She is a Bichon so I want her coat to be like that of a Bichon, white with a small patch of peach fuzz.
See the before and after of my Millie. She looks very different but at least she won’t be feeling very hot due to the extreme temperature here.
(Photo borrowed from my other blog)
So, if you are considering to have your pets shaved for the hot summer months, consider the factors I have mentioned above and speak to your vet or professional groomer if this is advisable.
The long summer months have finally arrived in the UAE. We are starting to feel the heat again. I am not too keen about this year’s summer because of the weird weather system we have had – the extended winter in other parts of the world, the delayed spring, the extreme heat in Asia in April/May and many more. I can only imagine what it will be like this summer here in the Middle East.
Well, we can’t beat nature. I guess I’ll just have to enjoy what summer brings. At least, the plus factor this summer is that, I can easily sweat and probably use that to my weight loss advantage!
Now that summer has arrived, I may have to take out my costa del mar, sunblock lotion, hat and light long sleeves for cover. We may be in for a very hot and humid summer months. Bring it on!
I find the weather confusing these days. Last week, we had 2 days of really cold weather and now, it is like we are preparing for the coming of summer. We are only pushing to the second week of January and the previous years proved that the same time as now were cold.
I don’t see any reason why we should use warm clothing because the weather is not cold. We did not have any winter I suppose. All those winter clothes showcased in the boutiques and the faux-furs sold in the malls will be quite futile unless you are travelling to Europe or the US where it is cold.
I think there was even a mild sandstorm early today. That can only mean one thing, summer is around the corner. Could these weather changes be the sign of global warming?
Here comes summer! There is no denying it anymore. Just few days ago, I was experiencing the lashing of super typhoon Falcon in the Philippines. I was greeted here in Dubai with the extreme opposite of what I had in Manila. It is so hot and very humid.
My husband said that few days before I got back here, the sandstorm was too much. He had to do the laundry twice!
So, caution to those who are in the Middle East right now. Take a lot of water. Put your sunscreen protection and wear light clothing because the summer heat is not letting up.
This unbearable heat is just the beginning…