3 Reasons Why Awnings Are Great for Pets
Summertime in Florida is chock-full of gorgeous weather, perfect for playing outdoors with the family; however, the extreme heat can be unbearable for our four-legged buddies. Keeping them cool and comfortable while also allowing them to enjoy the weather is no easy compromise.
With an awning, not only will you and your human family members stay nice and cool, but your furry family members will be able to enjoy the outdoors right alongside you.
Here are three pet-perfect reasons why awnings are great for pets.
1) Your pets’ paws will be protected from the hot concrete and pavement
It’s common knowledge to never walk barefoot on pavement in the middle of a brutal summer day. The surfaces are boiling, with temperatures too hot for bare skin.
Our pets are just as susceptible to burns and blisters on their feet as we are. Both dogs and cats have special padding on the underside of their paws to protect them from natures elements; however, they are unprotected from the scalding heat of man-made surfaces such as concrete, metal, pavement, sidewalks, and asphalt.
The heat from surfaces can seriously damage your pets’ paws, causing painful burns and blisters that affect their walking. With an awning keeping your outdoor area shaded and protected from the heat of the sun, your pet can enjoy the beautiful weather, and the curious smells, burn-free.
2) Pets with sun sensitivity can still enjoy the great outdoors
Certain dog breeds, such as Pugs, Bulldogs, Boston Terriers, Boxers, Shih Tzus, and French Bulldogs, are more sensitive to the sun.
Due to their short snouts and faces, they have a harder time breathing when they get over heated. Dogs aren’t the only pets that have trouble in the sun. Some cats, such as Persian and Sphynx cats, often burn their skin and overheat from their fur coats.
If you have a pet that is sensitive to the sunlight, an awning is a perfect addition to your home, allowing your pet to enjoy the breeze outside without dangerously overheating.
3) Your pets can still play outdoors when it is raining
Florida weather is extremely bipolar. One minute, you hear the birds chirping in the sunshine, the next minute, thunder bellows as torrential rain pours down.
Your pet’s coat needs to stay as dry as possible. Wet fur can:
- House fungi and bacteria
- Place your pet at risk for illness
- Be uncomfortable and difficult to dry
An awning provides a dry, comfortable area for your pet to enjoy the outdoors while avoiding the wet weather.
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Ensuring the comfort of your family is our number one priority, that includes your furry family members.
Universal Awning & Sign is Central Florida’s premier custom awning and sign manufacturers and installers.
All our creations are built to last in Florida’s harsh environment and will perform at a high level for years to come.
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