It’s summer! But, that also means heat waves and hot pavement, not a pup’s favorite thing. Dogs can easily get overheated in the summer heat, here are some tips on how to stay cool this summer.
1. Kiddie Pools
Having a misting system or a kiddie pool that your dogs can wade in will help them cool off. Remember to keep the pool in the shade though, 110 degree water is no fun to sit in.
2. Take a Walk in the morning or evening
The morning and evening are some of the coolest parts of the day. This doesn’t mean the pavement won’t still be burning, but it’ll be better than in the middle of the day. When you do go walking, place your hand on the pavement. If you can comfortably hold it for 5 seconds, it’s cool enough for your dog. Doggie Boots are another option for taking walks. They will protect your furry friend’s paws against the hot pavement while on walks. Check out our friend Sugar’s review about PawZ Booties here.
3. Icy Treats!
Possibly a dog’s favorite part of summer. Icy treats can cool off a dog, during or after a walk. Dogs love to lick the on the ice, it’ll keep them happy and occupied on a hot summer day. DogTreatKitchen.com recommends freezing vegetables, fruit, chicken or beef broth, fruit juices, or yogurts. Read the full article here. We may have to make some of our own!
4. Never, EVER, leave a dog in a parked car
This is one of the worst ways to combat summer heat. Cars can heat up quickly in summer, even with the air conditioning on. Never leave your dog in a parked car, even for a minute. This can lead to heat stroke.
Stay cool this summer pups. Do you have any ways to combat the summer heat? Leave your tips in a comment below!