Being a committed pet parent, you are aware that your dog enjoys summer just as much as you do. The fun of the warm weather is playing outside, taking long walks, and spending days at the park. However, the summer also presents it's own unique difficulties, particularly when it comes to providing your pets with a comfortable and cool environment.
Be at ease! We've got 10 tips and tricks to keep your pup cool and content all summer long.
1. Hydration, Hydration, Hydration
Whether indoors or outdoors, make sure your dog always has access to fresh, cool water. These bowls are made to remain put, even with the most ardent drinkers!
2. Purchase Cooling Products
Your dog can benefit from comparable methods to how humans cool ourselves by turning on the air conditioner or fan. Consider our raised dog beds and cooling mattress. These items are intended to offer your dog with a cold surface to rest on, allowing them to successfully control their body temperature.
3. Provide Outdoor Shade
If your dog enjoys playing in the garden, make sure there are lots of covered spaces for them to relax in. Taking an umbrella or ensuring cover is available is always the best option for your dog.
4. Avoid strenuous exercise during peak heat hours.
Schedule walks and games during cooler times of day, such as early morning or late evening. Remember that our fluorescent leashes and harnesses aren't simply fashionable; they also improve visibility during dusk and dawn outings.
5. Consider a Doggie Paddling Pool.
A small, shallow paddling pool is an excellent place for dogs to cool off. Check out our tough dog pool, which is ideal for a cool plunge on a hot day.
6. Never, ever leave your dog in a car.
Even with the windows cracked open, the temperature inside a car can quickly rise. Always bring your dog or leave it safely at home.
7. Invest in Pet-Friendly Sunscreen
Dogs, especially those with short hair or light skin, can get burnt. There's a number dog-friendly sunscreens on the market that can shield your pet from damaging UV radiation.
8. Keep their fur trimmed at all times.
A summer trim can assist breeds with long or thick fur stay cool. But keep in mind that a dog's coat also protects them from sunburn, so never shave it totally off.
9. Frozen treats are a must-have during the summer.
Frozen dog treats aren't only a fun surprise for your dog; they can also help them cool off. Use ice cube trays to frieze their food mixed in water to help with the heat.
10. Keep an eye out for Heatstroke Symptoms
Excessive panting, drooling, rapid heartbeat, and intense weariness are all indications of heatstroke in dogs. If you feel your dog is suffering from heatstroke, contact a veterinarian right once.
We at Doggie Solutions are dedicated to ensuring that you and your four-legged pals have a safe and enjoyable summer. Even on the warmest days, your dog can keep cool and content with a little planning and the appropriate items. Remember, a happy dog is a cool dog!