Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Dog Cool in Hot Weather

Tips and Tricks to Keep Your Dog Cool in Hot Weather

How to Keep Your Dog Cool in Hot Weather

As the temperatures rise, it's important to take extra care of our furry friends. Dogs can't sweat like humans do, so they rely on panting and other methods to cool down. Here are some tips on how to keep your dog cool in hot weather:

  • Provide plenty of fresh, clean water. Make sure your dog has access to fresh, clean water at all times, especially on hot days. You may need to refill their bowl more often than usual.
  • Avoid strenuous activity. Take it easy on your dog during hot weather. Avoid strenuous activities like long walks or hikes. If you do need to take your dog for a walk, try to do it during the cooler hours of the day.
  • Create a cool space for your dog to relax. Provide your dog with a cool, shady spot to relax in. You can use a fan, mister, or cooling mat to help them stay cool.
  • Groom your dog regularly. Regular grooming will help remove excess fur, which can trap heat.
  • Wet your dog's fur. Wetting your dog's fur can help them cool down. You can use a spray bottle or hose to wet their fur.
  • Give your dog a frozen treat. Frozen treats are a great way to help your dog cool down. You can make your own frozen treats or buy them from a pet store.
  • Watch for signs of heatstroke. Heatstroke is a serious condition that can be fatal to dogs. If you see any of the following signs of heatstroke, call your veterinarian immediately:
    • Heavy panting
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Bright red gums
    • Lethargy
    • Vomiting
    • Diarrhea
    • Unconsciousness
  • Supplement. Did you know products like Cellular.oxygen and Cellular.strength help dogs regulate their body heat to ensure that their organs and systems are functioning at peak performance. Quicker recovery from the heat means less negative effects on yours dog's body.

By following these tips, you can help keep your dog cool and safe during hot weather. 

Have questions about heat exposure for dogs? Reach out to us and we will be happy to answer any questions you have! The Team

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