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How To Protect Your Dog In The Heat

Although summer is well underway, the hot weather is definitely going to be sticking around for a couple more months and whilst it may be hard to keep yourself cool during the heat, you also need to think about whether or not you’re keeping your dog cool.

Although they will naturally know how to cool themselves down to a certain extent, there are lots of tips and tricks you can follow to ensure they’re always comfortable and cool. With that in mind, here are a number of different ways to keep your dog cool in the heat: 

Make Sure They Have Plenty Of Fresh Water

One of the best ways to ensure your dog is as cool as they can be is to top up their water bowl with cold water every few hours. In soaring temperatures it doesn’t take long for water to go warm and if your dog is fussy, you may find they won’t drink stagnant water.

If you’re not home or you can’t replace their water as often as you need to, you may want to consider buying a water fountain that keeps the water cold for a longer period of time. For dog water fountains, you can visit this site here. 

Take Them For Walks Early Morning Or Late At Night

Another great way to ensure you’re keeping your dog cool in the heat is to ensure you’re taking them for walks early in the morning or late at night.

Although this may not be part of your usual routine, these will be the coldest hours of the day. Not only does that mean the pavement will cooler, but it means it will be much easier to walk when it’s cool outside. 

Protect Their Paws As Much As You Possible Can

If you can’t walk your dog during the coolest hours of the day, you might want to consider other ways in which you can protect their paws. A great way, of course, is to use a Dog Paw Balm that is designed to protect their paws against the heat.

If your dog has already experienced heat damage on their paws, this balm is also a great way to treat their injuries. 

Ensure They Have A Cool Space To Relax If They Need To

If your pets are at home all day while you’re working, you need to ensure they have a cool place to relax if they need to cool down.

Whether it’s a shaded part of the house or a room in which you have left the air conditioning unit on, dogs need a cool place to retreat to if they get too hot. If it helps, you might want to consider buying a cooling blanket for them to lie on. 

Are you looking for ways to help your dog cool down in the heat? What can you do to ensure they’re as safe as possible? Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.

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