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How to Keep Your Dog Cool on Hot Days

12th July 2022 3 min read

Summer is officially here and we have some top tips on how to keep your pooch cool during the very hot days!

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How to Keep Your Dog Cool on Hot Days

It is officially summer and we are starting to experience some very hot days (finally!). Whilst we all love the sunshine, it's important to take measures to keep your furry friends cool and safe during periods of extreme heat.

It's very easy for dogs to overheat so with the following tips, you can help prevent any unnecessary heat related issues.

  • Make sure there is plenty of water inside and outside of the house.
  • Put ice cubes in their water bowl.
  • Ensure there is a shaded area outside for them to sit in.
  • Freeze a dog toy and let them chew it.
  • Give a frozen carrot or a frozen raw bone to lick to cool them down.
  • Do not walk your dog during the day as pavements will be too hot. Touch the pavement with your hand, if it's too hot for you, it's too hot for your dog! Early mornings and evening are best.
  • Take a water bottle out on your walks and walk at a slower pace if necessary.
  • Invest in a dog paddling pool for the garden.
  • Wet a towel with cold water and lay it outside for them to sit on.
  • Keep your long haired dog well groomed.

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