Stomach issues in pets in summer


The summer season brings sunny days, vacations, mangoes, and pool days but also with it come dehydration, heatwaves and upset stomach issues for pets. Too much fun in the sun can make them sick. 


While canines have a strong and highly acidic digestive system, the warmth and heat can make them fall prey to various stomach illnesses. In many cases, a pet’s upset stomach usually goes away on its own, but dehydration, heatwaves, and sunburn can affect a pet’s health and cause troubling stomach issues for them. 


It is important to watch for signs of stomach illnesses especially in dogs. Common signs can be vomiting, lethargy, refusal to eat, decreased urination, dry gums and confusion. If your pet displays any of the above mentioned signs, immediately take them under a cool shade. Monitor their temperature and give them tons of water to drink! 


You can try the following pet food and summer diet for your dogs to keep them protected from the heat- 


  • Watermelons- Watermelons being 90% water containing Vitamin A and C along with potassium are the best summer food for your dog. However, make sure you remove the seeds from the fruit before giving it to your pet. 
  • Mangoes - Pets absolutely love and enjoy this seasonal delicacy. Mangoes are rich in various vitamins and antioxidants. 
  • Coconut water- Coconut water contains electrolytes in high amounts which is one of the best sources of hydration for your pet. 
  • Cucumbers - Cucumbers serve as one of the easiest cooling snacks for your pets. They have high copper and magnesium content which makes them a healthy snack for summers. 


It is of utmost importance to take care of your pet’s diet in summer. Always be stocked up on pet supplies essential for summers. Proper diet of Dog and cat food along with regular hydration is important. Sometimes seemingly benign foods can also cause stomach issues in pets due to excessive heat. Most stomach issues subside in a day or two in pets but if such issues persist for more than 48 hours, you are advised to immediately consult a vet. 


Happy summers with your pets!