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10 tips for hot summer days with your dog

10 tips till heta sommardagar med din hund
Miniature American Shepherd lying on a blue cooling pad from Dogman Summer is here and with it comes warm sunny days. For our beloved four-legged friends, the heat can be stressful and it's our job to help them stay cool and comfortable. Therefore, we have collected 10 tips for dealing with hot summer days with your dog. By following these simple tips, you can create a pleasant and relaxed summer experience for both you and your furry companion. So let's take a look at these tips that will keep your tail wagging and your paws cool when the temperature rises!

  1. Water, water, water: Make sure your dog always has access to fresh and refreshing water. Place several water bowls around the home and take a water bottle with you when you're out and about.

  2. Shade and cool places: Give your dog the opportunity to seek shade and find cool places to rest. Make sure they have access to shady areas in the garden.

  3. Cooling products for dogs: Explore cooling products specifically designed for dogs, such as cooling pads and cooling vests. These products can provide an extra cooling effect and help keep the dog comfortable.

  4. Wet towels or bandanas: Dampen a towel or bandana in cold water and place it around the dog's neck or paws. This can help cool them down quickly.

  5. Bathing and splashing: Give your dog the opportunity to bathe or splash in a dog pool , lake or ocean if it is safe and allowed. Water activities can help cool the dog down and give them fun at the same time.

  6. Early morning and late evening walks: Avoid taking your dog outside during the hottest hours of the day. Instead, go for walks early in the morning or late in the evening when the temperature is cooler.

  7. Avoid hot surfaces: Make sure your dog does not walk on hot surfaces such as asphalt or concrete, as this can burn the paws. Keep them on grass or use dog shoes for extra protection.

  8. Cool the car: If you bring your dog in the car, make sure the car is properly ventilated and the air conditioning is working. Most of the time, the circulation is poor in the luggage where the dog sits, so feel free to use a cage fan to increase the air flow. Never leave your dog alone in a hot car.

  9. Ice treats: Give your dog cooling treats such as wet food that you have frozen on a lick mat . This can help them stay cool on the inside and give them a treat at the same time.

  10. Watch for signs of overheating: Be alert for signs of overheating in your dog, such as excessive panting, lethargy, rapid heart rate or vomiting. If you suspect your dog is suffering from heat stroke, contact a veterinarian immediately.

Don't forget that each dog is its own unique individual, so consider their needs and well-being when taking action. By taking these simple steps, you can make summer a really cool and relaxed time for your four-legged friend. This way you can be sure that they enjoy sunny days in a safe and pleasant way 😎🌞⛱️