Tips on How to Cool Down a Dog

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.

  1. Keep your dog hydrated
    A closeup of a dog drinking water.
    Make sure your dog drinks enough water — especially in the summer.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Proper grooming
    Is especially important in the summer.