When it comes to summer, one of the most important things for canine parents to know is how to cool down a dog in hot weather.
- Keep your dog hydrated
A closeup of a dog drinking water.
Make sure your dog drinks enough water — especially in the summer.
- Purchase a kiddie pool for your dogs
Recommend getting one of those cheap, plastic, child-sized pools for them to wade or lie in. Not only are you cooling them off, you could even sneak in a secret doggie bath!
- Give your dog frozen treats!
The dogs love eating more than anything else on this earth. I use this love of food to my advantage by feeding them treats that are cool, high in water content or both.
- Give your dog a cool surface
An older dog lying down on the floor, maybe sick.
Give your dog a cool surface to sprawl out on in the summer months.
- Make sure your dog has shade
If your dog is outside, make sure there is somewhere he can go to take shelter from the sun’s terrible rays. Set up a little tent or umbrella. Set it up next to the kiddie pool and serve your pet tropical smoothies for a staycation vibe.
- Proper grooming
Is especially important in the summer.