Summer is finally here! However, while the warm weather may be fun, our furry friends can often struggle with the heat. As the temperature keep on rising, it’s essential to know how to make your dog feel comfortable. While we sweat in order to cool down, dogs pant. However, like we enjoy turning on the air conditioning to help us cool down, dogs wouldn’t mind some help as well. On the bright side there are plenty of things you can do to make sure your dog enjoys summer as much as you. Today we are going to show you 5+ tips on how to keep your dog cool during the scorching summer heat.
It’s important to watch out for heatstroke symptoms in dogs during heatwaves. Common symptoms include excessive dribbling and excessive panting, fatigue, vomiting, foaming, red gums, shaking, collapsing and an increased heart rate. If you notice any of these symptoms make sure to call the vet immediately, move your furry friend to a cool place and let them have water. However, prevention is better than treatment. So, check out these tips on how to keep your dog nice and cool throughout summer, so it stays healthy.
It’s important to watch out for heatstroke in dogs
It’s crucial to provide your dog with plenty of fresh water for drinking. No matter where you are always make sure you have some water with you for your dog, as well as a container for them to drink from. The more your dog is active the more water they will need. You can also have some frozen dog treats ready for your dog to enjoy! Just like eating an ice cream.
Proper hydration is important for your dog as well as you during summer
An easy way to keep your dog cool is with a cooling vest. The vest is filled with a specific cooling gel that can help your furry friend to stay cool for a few hours. Some vests can also move the dog’s body heat into the environment. There are plenty of versions on the market, so you can find the best one for you.
An easy way to keep your dog cool is with a cooling vest
If your dog loves to stay outside, make sure it has plenty of shady places it can cool down in. Trees are the best type of shade, however you can also have a gazebos or umbrella under which your puppy can lounge and rest. You can also use a cooling bed to help your dog cool down. If your surroundings don’t have plenty of shady places, it’s best to keep your puppy inside until the weather cools down.
Tree shades are the best places to hide from the sun
It’s very important to protect your dog’s paws during the summer. Surfaces that heat up, such as sand or tarmac, can be painful for your dog and cause paw burns. If you are in doubt whether the ground is way too hot for your dog, touch it with your hand. If it’s way too warm for you, it’s way too warm for your dog as well. Try to stick to shaded and grassy areas as much as possible.
Surfaces that heat up, such as sand or tarmac, can be painful for your dog and cause paw burns
Just like babies, leaving dogs inside cars can become fatal. Even on cooler days, temperatures in cars can rise quite high. It’s best to avoid leaving your dog inside a car at all costs. However, if you do have to, make sure it’s for a very short period, you have the windows down, the air-conditioning on and to park in a shady spot.
Don’t leave your dog in the car alone
Who doesn’t love splashing around in the pool during the warm summer weather? Playing in shallow, clean, cool waters can help dogs deal with the heat. Keep in mind your dog only needs enough water to dip their paws in and get their belly wet. If you go swimming in deeper water, make sure to have constant supervision over your dog.
Playing in shallow, clean, cool waters can help dogs deal with the heat
#Avoid Midday Heat
It’s important to plan your walks and outings in such a way that you avoid the scorching midday heat. During this time it’s best to stay indoors where it’s nice and cool. It’s best to enjoy your walks and playtime during the early mornings or evenings.
During the midday heat it’s best to stay indoors
These were all the tips and tricks on how to keep your dog cool during the summer. We hope you found this article helpful. Now you won’t have to worry about heatstroke with your furry friend, and you can enjoy the pleasant summer weather together.
Now you won’t have to worry about heatstroke with your furry friend