Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool This Summer
It is easy to keep your dog cool during summer, see the list below to make sure you know everything you need and are prepared for the warm, hot and humid weather.
Don’t Leave Your Dog in a Parked Car—ever—even with the windows cracked. On milder days, temperatures inside a vehicle can quickly rise to dangerous, life-threatening levels. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Cars parked in direct sunlight can reach internal temperatures up to 131°F to 172°F when it’s 80°F to 100°F outside.”
PLAY IN THE WATER - a wet dog is a cool dog. Sprinklers, hose, pools and lakes are tons of fun. Using a dog life jacket when appropriate.
Fresh Cool Water - hiking, backyard, or camping? Bring a portable water in a collapsable bowl or a squirt water bottle. Offer water every 15-20 minutes.
Stay Out of the Midday Heat - this is from around 11am- 2pm, even on mild days the concrete/ asphalt can reach unsafe temperatures.
Frozen Treats! - Freeze water bottles with ice for your dog to play with, make dog safe popsicles, or freezable dog toys