Summer heat can get to all of us. July and August are often called the “dog days” of summer thanks to this heat and humidity. Many of us have our own ways of keeping cool, but what about dogs? They depend on us to take care of them no matter what the temperature is. Here are some tried and true ideas for helping your dog keep cool.
1. Chill them down with a kiddie pool or sprinkler. You can also use a cooling pad for indoors or in a car. And DON”T ever leave your beloved pet in a hot car while you run errands. How would you like being stuck in there?
2. Inside out Cool. Most canines love ice cream, but if the regular stuff upsets your dog’s stomach, try Purina Frosty Paws. It’s available at most supermarkets.
3. Stay in the Shade. When walking your dog, try to keep to tree-lined streets or parks for long distances.
4. Don’t Trim Their Fur. Contrary to appearances, thick fur actually keeps dogs cool during warm weather.
What tricks do you use to keep your favorite pet cool?