TOOLS to Keep Doggie COOL this Summer!!
June 1st, 2023 by Marlene Ring
It’s Summer and it is HOT!
I have written about Tips to Keep your Doggie Cool! and Tips to Keep your Doggie Safe from heat exhaustion.
Now let’s look at some TOOLS you can purchase to make your dog’s Summer a little more bearable.
COOLING Cots or Loungers
There are cooling loungers that you insert a cooling pack into for your dog to lay on.
Being off the ground creates more air flow and a cooling affect.
You can also get the optional canopy to protect against the sun.
A POOL for your pup
A wading pool is wonderful for keeping your dog cool.
Labs and other water lovers really enjoy playing in the water. The interaction with your kids in the water is even better!!
Try a Cooling Scarf
Cooling Scarves/Bandanas work well and are very inexpensive.
Simply soak it in water for two minutes to activate it.
Then place it on your dog and as the water drips on his chest it creates artificial sweat cooling him off. SEE HERE
Cooling Callars are ‘Cool’
Cooling Collars work well too.
Just fill the Collar with ice or some of them you freeze.
The melting ice will run down the front of the dog which offers a comfortable cool sensation and more importantly promotes evaporative cooling over the chest area of the dog.
There are SO many item you can purchase to help when your dog has to be outside.
But using common sense is the best Tool.
If you are hot, so is your dog and he cannot sweat to cool off like you can.
Heat exhaustion is serious business and can even be life threatening.
Always keep an eye out for restlessness, excessive thirst, heavy panting, lethargy, lack of appetite, dark tongue, rapid pulse, fever, vomiting, glazed eyes, dizziness, or lack of coordination.
If your dog shows any of these symptoms after being exposed to high temperatures get him to air conditioning, lower his body temperature slowly and transport to a veterinarian.