It’s summertime, and you know what that means: it’s hot out there! Whether you’re walking your dog in the park or taking him to the beach, it’s important to remember that dogs can’t regulate their body temperature as well as we do. Even if they don’t seem too bothered by the heat (and let’s face it—some do), dogs still need to be kept cool in the summer. Here are some tips for keeping your pup happy and healthy while he’s outside:
1) Dog blankets exist to cool dogs. Dog blankets exist to cool dogs. These are like the baby buntings that you put over your kid on a stroller, but for your dog. They can be used in the car, at home, and outside.These are great because they can help keep cool for up to 8 hours at a time, and you can also put them in the freezer for an extra boost of cooling power.
2) Dog bandanas exist as well, but they’re only effective if they’re wet! So if you don’t want to get your dog dirty and have him drink water all day long (which is what would happen if he were wearing a bandanna), then maybe consider the blanket alternative.
3) Make sure your dog is always drinking plenty of cold water—make sure it’s always available at all times so he doesn’t get dehydrated! You’ll want to make sure there’s always fresh water available for him. Dogs can get heat strokes too!
4) Make sure to get your dogs hair cut! If you’re worried about getting summer cuts for your dog, don’t worry! Most dogs can get away with just a regular cut during the summer months without having their fur grow back too quickly and making them look ridiculous again before winter rolls around again next year. You can always do something different—like shave them bald or put bows in their hair—but that’s up to you and how much time and effort you want to put into keeping them looking sharp this season! Just remember: don’t bathe them often or else they’ll dry out faster than usual
5) If you have an outdoor dog who likes to run around all day, it’s important that he has access to shade at all times during the day—even when it’s not hot out! Dogs who spend too much time out in the sun without shade will get burned just like humans do! If there’s no trees or other structures around that provide shade, consider building one yourself (or even just buying one).
Your dog doesn’t deserve to be hot, so here are some tips to keep him cool!