Keep It Cool This Summer
We’re sure you’ll agree with us when we say: There is nothing worse than suffering through a hot summer’s day.
Drenched in sweat and feeling exhausted from the heat? It’s no fun in the slightest. So we’re here with a proposition, spare a thought for your dog – he’s suffering just as much as you, and he’s basically wearing a fur coat. Imagine wearing a fur coat in this heat. Want to stop your dog from overheating? Take a look at the best dog cooling vests you can buy right now. Check out these awesome tricks to keep your pup cool and comfortable when the temperature rises.
Make Your Own Ice Packs
We are big fans of using ice packs to cool down dogs. They provide instant relief from the summer heat.
Rocky, one of our team’s Boston Terriers, agrees. In his old age, he struggles with even slight summer heat. Even in the cooler evenings, he is noticeably uncomfortable, panting loudly – it distresses us to see him like that.
But when he lays on an ice pack, the relief is immediate. Rocky instantly relaxes as the ice pack refreshes him.
You probably already have everything on hand to make a DIY ice pack.
Grab a water bottle, fill it with water and place it in your freezer. Once it’s frozen, place on the ground under your dog’s chin. They’ll love it!
Find A Cool Spot
When I’m lying awake in bed on a hot summer night, I love nothing more than flipping the pillow over. The cold side can give instant relief
In the same way, a cold surface can be used to keep your precious pooch comfortable on a hot day.
You see, when your dog lays down on a cold surface, his body heat transfers to the floor – regulating his body temperature.
In fact, this is why many dogs dig holes on hot days. They are trying to reach the cold soil below, so they can lay in it.
Don’t worry, you don’t need to dig up your yard to cool down your dog…
All you need to do is move your dog to a cooler surface and encourage him to lay down – a treat will help!
Go Play In The Water
There isn’t anything much more enjoyable on a hot day than going for a swim – A quick dip in cold water immediately makes you feel refreshed.
And if your dog loves to swim, he will feel the same way.
Spaniels, Poodles, Irish Setters, and Retrievers are just a few of the dogs that love to swim.
A quick dip in the pool, lake or ocean will have your dog cool in no time at all – Don’t forget to practice water safety and equip your dog with a life jacket if you need to. You definitely can’t be too safe.
Don’t own a pool, and not lucky enough to live near a lake or beach? We feel you. But that doesn’t mean you can’t use this solution to cool down your pup. All you need to do is grab a dog pool. They can be bought at any hardware or dry goods shop and are reasonably inexpensive.