Keeping Dogs Cool in the Summer

by
May 27, 2009
Comments (1)

I live in a climate that hovers between 105-110 degrees for at least a month during the summer. It’s a little known fact that dogs can get heat stroke during the summer that can be fatal. Given the fact that I’m the owner of a Labrador who is Black, keeping my pooch cool is a high priority.

Hydration

Just like us, dogs dehydrate more quickly in hot weather. That’s why it’s important, especially if you are going to leave your dog outside, to keep a large water dish that is never empty. Remember that water can evaporate, especially in hot weather, so make sure to check the water bowl a few times throughout the day.

Shade

If your dog is going to be outdoors for any period of time, make sure to provide a shady area. Even if your yard tends to be shady, make sure there is an area that never gets sunlight. You can cover part of your dog run with a tarp, get her a doghouse or buy one of those instant shade shelters.

Air Conditioning

Just remember, if its too hot for you, it’s probably too hot for your dog. Leave your a/c on when the dog stays home.

Drench

It’s actually your dogs underside that needs attention when you are trying to keep her cool. Hose down her belly periodically or buy a wading pool for her to tromp around in.

Time for a Haircut

If your dog has long, thick hair, give her a little trim. She’ll be able to feel any gust of wind that happens upon her, and hey, she may look better!

Remember, Dogs can’t sweat like we do, so keeping them cool should be a top priority!

Comments

Filed under: Advice
Tags: , ,

One Response to “Keeping Dogs Cool in the Summer”

  1. [...] preventing heat stroke in dogs is easy if you apply the general guidelines for keeping your dog cool. Just remember, your dog is just as sensitive to heat as you. If you are hot, chances are he is [...]

Leave a Reply

My Petswelcome Passport

Now you can save your route and access it anytime on your trip and/or for future travel. If you already have a Petswelcome Passport account, just log-in to save this route.

Log-in to your account


Create an Account


Petswelcome Passport

Get yours today!

Once you put in your Search by Route departure point and destination and click on Get Directions, you will be asked if you'd like to save your route. If you would like to save it, you'll be asked to create you own account by putting in your email address and creating a password so you can access your directions anytime on your trip or in the future.

Petswelcome Passport

Get yours today!

To save your route just fill in the information below and you'll be able to keep it as long as you'd like and access it anytime on-line.  No more printing and forgetting to take the directions with you. And by saving trees and ink, you'll feel good about yourself, save money, contribute to a cleaner environment and, most importantly, be able to spend more time on having a great trip with your WHOLE family. How sweet is that?

Just fill in the information below to create an Petswelcome Passport account:

My Petswelcome Passport

Log-in to your account.



Create Account Lost Password? Learn More…

Petswelcome Passport


Create Account Lost Password? Learn More…

Petswelcome Passport

Reset Password

Enter the email address you used to create your account and we'll send you a link to reset your password: