Tips to Keep Your Dog Cool During Hot Summer Days

Here are some tips on how to keep your pet cool in the summer heat: 

  • Adding ice cubes to your dog’s water dish is a simple way to help cool your dog down faster.
  • Lay down a wet towel for your dog to lay and cool off on when it gets hot out.
  • Provide shade under a tree, or make shade by stringing up tarp or blanket to help your dog relax.
  • Avoid walking on hot pavement. Booties would be the next best option to help protect their feet from the hot pavement.
  • It is best to go for walks with your dog first thing in the morning, or later in the evening to avoid the midday heat.
  • Make a fun frozen treat that consists of water and whatever dog appropriate treats they like or even dog toys.

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Written by Airdrie Animal Health Centre


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