Welcome to the first week of summer! While you’re busy enjoying the long days and warm weather, your furry friends at home are probably panting away in the heat. And that can’t be comfortable or safe for them. Fortunately, there are some easy ways to keep your pet cool during the summer! We’ll be sharing some ideas you can try today to keep your pets happy and healthy.
Pets need plenty of fresh drinking water during the summer just like people do. Make sure to keep a few bowls of cold water around the house and in the yard. Change the water regularly to keep it cool and refreshing. If your pet likes to play in the water, be sure to provide a kiddie pool or some other way for them to cool off.
Water to play in
Pets need plenty of water to keep them cool during summer. Dogs in particular love to play and swim in water, so providing them with a kiddie pool or some other water feature is a great way to help them beat the heat. Be sure to change the water frequently to keep it cool and refreshing. You can also freeze some of their water toys or treats to give them a tasty and icy cold distraction from the heat.
Pets need shade, too! Just like humans, pets need a cool place to rest during the hot summer months. Make sure your pet has access to a shady spot where they can relax and cool down. You can also set up a little kiddie pool for them to splash around in (just make sure it’s big enough so they can’t accidentally topple in). If you’re going to be out of the house for a while, make sure you have someone check on your pet and bring them water and a cool place to rest. And of course, never leave your pet in a parked car, even with the windows cracked!
Pets can get just as hot as people can during the summer, and it’s important to take steps to keep them cool. You can use an ice pack, cooling mat or wet towel to help keep them comfortable. Make sure to never leave your pet in a parked car, even with the windows open, as the temperature inside can rise quickly and cause heatstroke. You can also take them for walks during the early morning or evening hours, when it’s a bit cooler, and always make sure they have plenty of water to drink.
A cooling vest or collar can help keep your pet cool and comfortable during the summer months. These products are designed to help regulate your pet’s body temperature, and they work by using water or ice to create a cooling effect. They’re a great option for pets who can’t easily cool down on their own, and they’re also perfect for keeping your pet safe during hot weather.
Exercising on hot days
During the summer, it is important to take precautions when exercising your pet. On hot days, it is best to stick to shady areas and to keep the exercise short. Try to avoid running or playing fetch in the middle of the day when the sun is at its strongest. If your pet is out in the sun, be sure to bring water and offer shade breaks. And, of course, always be alert for signs of heatstroke and take appropriate measures if necessary.
Dog in a parked car
Leaving your pet in a parked car is never a good idea, even on mild days. The temperature inside a parked car can skyrocket quickly, reaching dangerous levels in minutes. Pets can suffer from heatstroke, dehydration and other health problems from being in a hot car. If you must leave your pet in the car, make sure to cracked the windows and park in a shady spot. You can also buy a cool car harness or seat cover to help keep your pet cool.