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!
Great ideas! I would hate for a dog to get overheated. We only have an indoor cat but we feed stray cats and make sure they have plenty of water outside.
My dogs are spoiled and stay inside 99 percent of the time. They only go outside to potty, go for a car ride, or to get in a lil bit of outdoor playtime.
My dogs love eating ice when they are super hot too. They also enjoy these DIY blueberry mint treats.
Great tips, also good to remember to take them on walks early morning or in the evenings when the heat isn’t at its apex, and if you’re not sure if the asphalt or sidewalk is too hot- place your hand on the pavement for 10 seconds and if you can do so comfortably then it’s should be fine for your dog to walk on!
These are all really great and very helpful tips! Thanks for sharing this with us this is so helpful specially we live in a tropical country.
Dogs get hot easily so it’s important to always give them clean drinking water. We also bathe them daily.
I have a fan running on my dog during the really hot days. It seems to help when she’s laying on the floor.
I love all these cute ideas, I take a doggy bowl for water for my dogs, while we go for a walk. also, I keep them mostly in the air conditioning, because it is so hot for them to play in the back yard.
Fortunately where we live we have a lot of shade and in the afternoon we can go for a walk without too many problems. I know that animals suffer even more than us the heat!
Great post. Thanks for sharing these great tips. I’ll share these ideas with my bestie who has a puppy 🙂.
It is good to have some strategies for staying cool. Pets can get overheated so easily and it is nice to be prepared.
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